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Still looking for a client :(

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Karen Grace D Member Since: Nov 12, 2019
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I've been looking for clients for more than 2 months now and still no one would trust and hire me. I am depress and I feel like I'm useless Smiley Sad I even bought connects to send proposals and no one contacted me. What is written on my profile is what I can offer. I feel hopeless and hopeless everyday Smiley Sad

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Gohui K Member Since: Dec 21, 2019
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Don't lose hope
Most often it depends on what you write when you send your proposals
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Karen Grace: you may create portfolio items which consist of descriptions of successful work you have done in the past... specific examples of ways you have helped clients or customers.

 

Many clients like to see portfolio items.

 

But also: Don't be a customer service worker. There are millions of these. Why should a client hire you instead of one of the million customer service workers from your country?

 

You may indeed find good jobs and clients doing this. But if you want to accelerate your trajectory, break out of this box and be something more.

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Karen Grace D Member Since: Nov 12, 2019
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Hi Preston! Thank you for your advice. Much appreciated! Happy holidays! Smiley Happy 

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Adediran A Member Since: Dec 25, 2019
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Same here, but am not giving uP
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Vojislav B Member Since: Nov 9, 2015
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Hi, same here. I have been bid more than 100 bids. I don't know what is a matter.

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Szőke M Member Since: Jul 20, 2019
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Hello, Vojislav B

 

your profile is not public now,  see this link for more information: https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211060298-Set-Your-Profile-Visibility

 

Márk

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Szőke M Member Since: Jul 20, 2019
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Hey Adediran A,

 

after looking at your profile, these would be my observations:

• most importantly you don't have a portfolio so clients can't see your previous work

   If you are just starting out, maybe do some "free" work on 99designs for example or just design something  so you can build a portfolio

• your education or job history isn't related to graphic design, though that isn't necessarily a problem

• you should mention softwares you are skilled in for the Skills section (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

• your hourly rate is too low in my opinion, in my experience clients don't really trust freelancers that have       such a low rate. 

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers,

 

Márk

 

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Yasir I Member Since: Oct 11, 2019
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Kindly take a look on my profile and suggest...

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Szőke M Member Since: Jul 20, 2019
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Hey Yasir I,

 

i would advise you to change your hourly rate to a minimum of 10$.

 

Also, i would reorganise your bio on your profile, now it is just a big chunk of text: consider using maybe bulletpoints, for example. It would make it easier to read.

 

 

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