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How to create effective profile in upwork for first timers?

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Maria Cristina G Member Since: Apr 18, 2019
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Hi im new to upwork, i dont know how to create a profile effectively to get a job here. I need help for those who have experienced and tenured here.
Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Maria Cristina, 


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.

Welcome to Upwork, and goodluck!

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AHS SHOHEL A Member Since: May 19, 2016
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Hi Maria,

Welcome to this arena.

Creating a profile needs your step by step professional 'following' through the system at Upwork. I see you have already created a profile here. But it lacks many things to be considered as professional. 

There are many things yet I would like to suggest the following:

  • Create a professionally sound Title.  It should refer to your key skills and efficiency. 
  • Write an effective Overview with detail description of your skill set and how can you help the clients with their projects timely and satisfactorily. 
  • Put an Hourly Rate of your service you would like to charge.
  • Add portfolio of your jobs demonstrating your skills. 
  • Add Certifications if you have any.
  • Pass some Upwork Tests related to your skills with a good score. This helps the new freelancers to get the first job many a time.

Best of luck!