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Re: How to Win First Job

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Usman Q Member Since: Sep 16, 2018
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Hello i'm newbie on upwork im a Motion graphics Designer.

i cannot win a Single Job 

Can any one guide me pro tips to get Job ??

here Is my sample work 01_0033.jpg

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AHS SHOHEL A Member Since: May 19, 2016
2 of 12

Hi Usman,


I have just seen your profile and I feel there are many ways to improve it. As a new freelancer, you should have a really professional profile. I would like to suggest the following:

  • Craft your profile title more professionally with an appealing tone.
  • Write the overview detailing your skills and describing how can you help the clients' projects with your skillset. [Avoid grammatical mistakes!]
  • Add some portfolios of your work.
  • Pass some related Upwork tests with good score. For a newbie, this works well. 


  • Apply to the jobs that match your skills.
  • Highlight your efficiency in the cover letter based on the job description. 

Best of luck!



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Yaqoob Khan Z Member Since: Apr 25, 2019
3 of 12


Can you please check my profile too? I have got my first order within sending couple of proposal but I want my expert to check my profile so that I can still make it better.

Thanks in advance.

Community Guru
Riri A Member Since: Jul 21, 2018
4 of 12

Hi Usman and Yaqoob,


In addition to Martina, Lila and AHS' awesome tips, you may want to check out these articles from our Hiring Headquarters to help you create proposals that win jobs, and help you boost your career on Upwork:


8+ Tips to Help You Create a Profile That Stands Out

Upwork Profiles: Why a Great Title and Overview Can Make a Difference

A How-To Guide for Your Perfect Profile Picture

Get Your Profile to the Next Level with an Intro Video

4 Ways to Create a More Successful Portfolio Regardless of Your Skill Set


Let us know if you need anything else.

~ Riri
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Amit kumar V Member Since: Mar 16, 2020
5 of 12



Could check my profile please as after sending a lot of proposals didn't get the first job.


Very thanks in advance.


Amit Vishwakarma

Community Guru
Lila G Member Since: Dec 4, 2017
6 of 12

My 'pro' tip - learn to send out winning proposals

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Md Mizanur R Member Since: Oct 23, 2019
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Please help me , i can not get job on upwork

My profile link : 

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Abrar A Member Since: Jan 9, 2019
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A.O.A Usman!

My pro tip which help me wining first job 3 months ago. You need  patient and only maintain the skills in proposal which are client demanding. Make your proposal short in 4 to 5 lines. Just focus on job post and read carefully job before writing proposal & Bid $ Less than client budget .

Community Guru
Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Usman Q wrote:

Hello i'm newbie on upwork im a Motion graphics Designer.

i cannot win a Single Job 

Can any one guide me pro tips to get Job ??

here Is my sample work 

A graphic designer without a portfolio will get nowhere, you are wasting your connects. Clients want to see what you can deliver.

If you are "a group" of people, you must be an agency, you are not allowed to do that with a regular freelancer profile. This reference is likely to turn off clients, at least the ones that know the upwork rules. It is the opposite of creating trust. 

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Raja M Member Since: Aug 21, 2019
10 of 12



I'am a new freelancer upwork and I submitted for several proposals but I still don't have my first job. Could you please  take a look on my profile and assist me to improve my profile in order to get my first job?

 I will be grateful!

 Thank you!