I have just registered and created my profile.Once I submitted my Profile, I could see following message:
"If your profile is approved, it will become the public profile you’ll use to market your freelance business to clients (you can edit it after approval)."
Does it mean I have to wait until my profile is approved by Upwork and only then I am able to add my portfolio with the projects?
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Your profile is not public, so we can't do it.
But you can check it rather easily. Just go to your profile page and seek the verification badge next to your profile photo. If you can see it, congrats. If you can't, bad luck.
It's something like this: