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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Madeleine D wrote:

How do I know what is missing from my profile to get it approved? I am just waiting to be able to confirm my bank account but I have done about everything I could think of.


Every single day 10.000 hopefuls try to join Upwork. 98% are rejected, and of the 2% that are accepted, the vast majority never earn a single Dollar.

Once you have been rejected once, the chances of being accepted in future are very, very slim.


Upwork has far more freelancers than it can possibly support and your best bet is to forget about it for a year or two and maybe see if maybe things change in a year or two.


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Madeleine D Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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So....should I just delete my account then?
I fail to see how not trying to improve my profile and waiting a year would
help anything.
Guess I'll just have to find another platform. 🤷‍♀️
Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Madeleine,


Upon checking, you need to update your profile overview and title, to clearly describe any specific skill and experience you might have. Once you finish, please resubmit profile for review.

Thank you.

~ Bojan
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Steven A Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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I am unable to submit my application.


I have filled out each section, clicked on Review Application, but after the page refreshes, I cannot see a Submit Application button (there are no red boxes or errors in the applicaiton)

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Marija T Member Since: Mar 27, 2019
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Hi there! I am wondering if my profile is approved? I didn't receive the approval mail, but I was able to submit a proposal, which confuses me...Thanks!

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Syed Ebad H Member Since: Jan 14, 2019
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Hi Marija,
If you are able to submit proposals then congratulations your profile is approved.
Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Marija,


I checked and your account has already been accepted and you have already sent a proposal to a job. Please, make sure you check resources in this post to help you get started.

~ Bojan
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Marija T Member Since: Mar 27, 2019
1548 of 3,831
Great, thank you very much!
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Damilola O Member Since: Mar 30, 2019
1549 of 3,831

I'd like to know if my upwork account has been activated

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Damilola, 


I checked your account and can confirm that your application to join Upwork has been approved. Welcome to Upwork!


For help getting started, please read up on the freelancer resources for great tips and insights on how you can work successfully on the platform. For more information about working safely through Upwork, please read these tips for avoiding questionable jobs.

Good luck!