I am trying to find out a couple of things, and am experiencing great frustration browsing the community forums. It
is not obvious how to post a question, to anyone in particular, but yet, many apparently have. I have submitted half
a dozen proposals, over the last couple of months, and don't seem to have received any replies. I am not sure where
to look for possible replies. Messages seem to be just an online chat, chat room, or whatever. That only leaves my
personal E-mail, but I don't think a prospective client sees that. Have I missed something? Could one or two of them
be responding, but I don't know it? Or, is it that simply no one has responded yet?
You said that you have submitted "half a dozen" proposals over the last couple months.
"Half a dozen" is 6.
If you are a new freelancer on Upwork, 6 is not a lot.
Some freelancers submit dozens or a hundred proposals before getting hired for the first time.
I rarely submit proposals at all. Clients invite me to work for them. But when I started out, I had to submit many proposals, just like you will need to do.
By the way, you have no portfolio. That's not good. Many of the freelancers applying to the same jobs you are applying to DO have a portfolio.