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fitzpatrick_jean
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Jeanne F Member Since: Sep 18, 2018
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Hello Everyone!

I am new to Upwork and very excited about the platform.  So far I have applied to 19 jobs.  I have been offered three positions-two of them were scams I believe.  The third one accepted my proposal, but never moved forward.  I am curious if someone had a moment to review my profile to see if it needs work.  I would appreciate constructive criticism so that I can land a job!  Thank you in advance to anyone who has a little time.  

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~012309f445f078687a

mtngigi
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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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@Jeanne F wrote:

Hello Everyone!

I am new to Upwork and very excited about the platform.  So far I have applied to 19 jobs.  I have been offered three positions-two of them were scams I believe.  The third one accepted my proposal, but never moved forward.  I am curious if someone had a moment to review my profile to see if it needs work.  I would appreciate constructive criticism so that I can land a job!  Thank you in advance to anyone who has a little time.  

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~012309f445f078687a


Have you looked at the astronomical numbers of VAs here on Upwork? That field is over-saturated, and many freelancers offer VA services at very low rates. Simply put, the competition is fierce, and your hourly rate may be the problem.

 

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martina_plaschka
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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@Jeanne F wrote:

Hello Everyone!

I am new to Upwork and very excited about the platform.  So far I have applied to 19 jobs.  I have been offered three positions-two of them were scams I believe.  The third one accepted my proposal, but never moved forward.  I am curious if someone had a moment to review my profile to see if it needs work.  I would appreciate constructive criticism so that I can land a job!  Thank you in advance to anyone who has a little time.  

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~012309f445f078687a


 What do you mean "accepted your proposal"? Proposals can't be accepted, at least not in meaningful upwork terms. Only if you receive an offer, your proposal has been "accepted."

martina_plaschka
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Consider these numbers for virtual assistants:

A total of 79304 freelancers offer the service, out of those, 53303 have no earnings yet. On the other side, there are 4464 job postings seeking VAs. 

It is a buyer's market, so you need to stand out. There are many many more tests you can take to show your skills, for example. 

fitzpatrick_jean
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Jeanne F Member Since: Sep 18, 2018
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Thank you so much for your advice!  That is an excellent point.

 

carolspringer
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Carol S Member Since: Nov 5, 2018
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Hi, I am just getting started as well.  How do you find how many freelancers have a specific skill set? I am a Pardot Consultant. How do I see the volumes with my skill set?

Thanks! Carol