I am still trying to figure out if it is actually possible to get a job on here? Is there any other advise except for fine tuning my profile . Should I reduce my rates ? Work for virtually nothing? I am pretty confident I can perform. I have been offered "on-site" jobs 90% of the time after going for an interview so I know it is not my abilities . Can someone help?
Be patient and persistent. I know it is hard. It took me about 4 (!) months to land my first job but from that point on the workflow has been pretty steady (knock on wood). What I did was tweak my profile and my cover letter pretty much every time I did not get a job I applied to. I also tried to send my proposal during the first 5-10 minutes after a client posted a job (in my sphere of work half of the clients make a hire pretty quickly). I do have to say that the first few jobs I did were paid much lower than my usual rate but at that point I felt I would do anything just to get some work history and feedback on my profile. Don't give up!