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abdelrhman-basha
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Is ok to ask the client that question ?

Hi everyone
First of all i just don't know why there is no such thing indicates that there is upwork community i mean i have been here for 3 months and i just found out about the community and i'm the one who really crwaled through the social media **bleep** to get a tip or two
Any way i just landed my second job after many failing attempts and my question is that
Can i ask the client and the end of my propsal if he wouldn't hire me could he expalain why so i work on the defect ?
I mean i think i have a pretty ok profile yet i get only 1 visit a week or none at all
Also is there any tips to make my profile more catchy ?
Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚
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iamchunchunchun
Community Member


@Abdelrhman B wrote:
1. Can i ask the client and the end of my propsal if he wouldn't hire me could he expalain why so i work on the defect ?
2. I mean i think i have a pretty ok profile yet i get only 1 visit a week or none at all
Also is there any tips to make my profile more catchy ?
Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

 

1. I think you 'can', but in my opinion it's something too weird for me to even consider doing.

 

2. Your profile is not outstanding, and I suppose your field is already really crowded. You would need an above-average profile to attract clients. Focusing on one field of translation (e.g., medical translation) works for me.

 


 



@Hiu Chun L wrote:

@Abdelrhman B wrote:
1. Can i ask the client and the end of my propsal if he wouldn't hire me could he expalain why so i work on the defect ?
2. I mean i think i have a pretty ok profile yet i get only 1 visit a week or none at all
Also is there any tips to make my profile more catchy ?
Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

 

1. I think you 'can', but in my opinion it's something too weird for me to even consider doing.

 

2. Your profile is not outstanding, and I suppose your field is already really crowded. You would need an above-average profile to attract clients. Focusing on one field of translation (e.g., medical translation) works for me.

 


 


 1 thank you, I just want to get to my ultimatum proposal ๐Ÿ™‚

2 yes I know it has many flaws and I can't do that coz as you mentioned the field is already crowded and the medical translation has very few jobs on up work 



@Abdelrhman B wrote:



 1 thank you, I just want to get to my ultimatum proposal ๐Ÿ™‚ 



 You might want to look up the meaning of the word "ultimatum". You really don't want to send a client one of those.

e_luneborg
Community Member

I wouldn't ask a client why they wouldn't hire me. That just seems very unprofessional to me. And most likely the client wouldn't do it anyway.

 

As for the profile views 1 a week probably isn't that bad considering how many English - Arabic translators there are on Upwork. That said I have no idea what is normal for that language pair.

 

I think you need to do some more work on your profile. You have some confusing stuff going on there:
"I have experience of free English-Arabic translation. I used to translate from Arabic to English and vice versa." What does this mean? You only have experience translating for free, without pay? And you used to translate, but don't anymore?

"I promise with "different" experience and simplified yet intellectual translation." I don't even know what you are trying to say here. 

 

If I were you I would take a look at some profiles of other successful freelancers to get some ideas to improve your profile. (Not to copy anything, but for inspiration only.) And offering translations to English is a bad idea. 

 

And do yourself a favor and completely remove this part: "I provide 100% support after the contract ends."

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@Eve L wrote:

I wouldn't ask a client why they wouldn't hire me. That just seems very unprofessional to me. And most likely the client wouldn't do it anyway.

 

As for the profile views 1 a week probably isn't that bad considering how many English - Arabic translators there are on Upwork. That said I have no idea what is normal for that language pair.

 

I think you need to do some more work on your profile. You have some confusing stuff going on there:
"I have experience of free English-Arabic translation. I used to translate from Arabic to English and vice versa." What does this mean? You only have experience translating for free, without pay? And you used to translate, but don't anymore?

"I promise with "different" experience and simplified yet intellectual translation." I don't even know what you are trying to say here. 

 

If I were you I would take a look at some profiles of other successful freelancers to get some ideas to improve your profile. (Not to copy anything, but for inspiration only.) And offering translations to English is a bad idea. 

 

And do yourself a favor and completely remove this part: "I provide 100% support after the contract ends."


 thank you for taking time to look at my profile i knew mine wasn't perfect but i really didn't"t think its that bad ๐Ÿ˜‚

1 yes you are right about the first statement I just meant all types of translation not for free for sure ๐Ÿ˜‚

2 what I'm saying is that it won't be just a translation it will be a special one with the attempt to reach the best meaning that could be i just didn't know how to put in in other words than these 

3 why should i remove it? i think it will attract clients it's like the guarantee on the files I sent them

any way i will consider your notes please let me know if you have any further one 


@Abdelrhman B wrote:

any way i will consider your notes please let me know if you have any further one 


 You really REALLY don't want to offer Translations from Arabic into English. It'll break your neck, trust me on that one.

mtngigi
Community Member

If new freelancers would take a little time to investigate all the many menus and submenus on their profile page, they'd learn all sorts of good stuff, like the this forum (under the question mark) and all the many help topics Upworks offers.

 

Signing up without navigating around the site to see what's where and how things work doesn't make much sense.

felixmena
Community Member

Hi Abdelrhman,

 

You may review the tips our Hiring Headquarters have published here to enhance your profile for greater success.

 


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