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AndreaG
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Tips for finding that first job

Hi all,

 

Welcome to the Upwork Community! We know landing that first contract can be challenging, so we built Upwork Academy and threads like this to help you get started. With a lot of resources and so little time, we wanted to put together some recommendations for you to check out first:

 

 

Do you have a specific question or maybe a tip to offer? Reply to this post and share your question, advice, or words of inspiration!

 

~Andrea
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AndreaG
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Hi all,

This thread has been closed from further replies due to its size. We appreciate your participation in the Community and welcome you to continue the conversation on this new thread.

Thank you!

~Andrea
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diaa_comic
Community Member

Hello Andrea

I would like to get advices about my profile. 

Dear Diaa:

Your profile is looking short fields, to attract more client, you should include more things, you can take help from my profile as well. Weldone and make improments.

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01c3a326b44359a607

Regards.

m_terrazas
Community Member

Upwork, almost all the profiles that appear in this thread are nothing. Are they really approved profiles and can send proposals?
If so, are you accepting anyone who can upload a photo and write a couple of sentences?
They even read the main post to follow the advice given.
You have to do something, this is a disaster.

Good post Maria T:

Good eye opening post, however it should be motivated for the new ones and give them courage so that they should more job done (Lighter note).

Regards.

 

Obviously the same i thought 

Thanks

 

5787db76
Community Member

ASALAMUALAIKUM I am new to upwork and dont know how to get jobs and build up my profile guide me..

 

 

shoaibkhan160
Community Member

How to get clients on Upwork and become top rated freelancer.

5a1cee77
Community Member

I'm new here and I'm trying to find job can you help me 

 

4b8f5585
Community Member

Good day ma, I need someone to put me through on upwork. 

c3e40c9b
Community Member

Hi People, i`m new here, nice to meet you all. I`m currently searching for my first web dev gig. helping me with useful tips would be nice. Thanks๐Ÿ™‚

903dbff8
Community Member

I am Megers I am from.Ethiopia , now i joined to this community member

 So please inform me.

8055f6d7
Community Member

Hi,

    I am a Graphic Designer and have expertise in Illustration, Graphic Motion, Web Design and UI Interface. I am also a Content writer and trying to upskill more on Creation and Imagination for developing more in this field.

42acdb5a
Community Member

a very useful topic. a lot of useful things to read here.

e230e754
Community Member

Thanks it's really helpful and valuable informations regarding proposals

Regards wasif

0ddafd28
Community Member

Good day my fellow upworkers,

I have been spending money on connects to apply for various jobs as a Photo Editor, a Customer Service assistant or as a Data Entry Specialist but I have not been lucky so far. I don't know if there is something I am not doing right, please I need assistance.

Thanks,

 

Ernest Ogwe

 

a9c95629
Community Member

Hello,

My name is Maureen Anyango , I am new to Upwork. My profile is 95% complete, still trying to get to 100% but just a few touches to get there. I would really love to get work, secure clients and get their referrals. I would appreciate any assistance how to go about get gigs, securing clientsand earn something.

 

Kind Regards,

Maureen Anyango

048f1c22
Community Member

I Haven't gotten an clients for years now and I submit good proposals and I apply for gigs always. I don't know what's wrong

You have been applying for gigs for years but have never got a client?

 

Who told you your proposals are good?

f42936df
Community Member

Hi, my name is Sharifah. I just did a project before in translating, but I guess it was a scammed because he asked me to go linking my bank account. May I know the right way to get paid? and may I know what is freelancing agent actually? (Worldwide freelancing agent)

 

425b4aa5
Community Member

Starting page?

0edf3ac8
Community Member

How to work ? 

junaidmeo94
Community Member

Hi everyone,

I am a new freelancer at Upwork. I created my profile a couple of years ago but was working well on Fiverr. But unfortunately, I lost my Fiverr account last year. And then I tried to work on upwork but didn't get even a single job. I am a freelance digital marketer and social media expert. Can someone help me to reach any potential clients? Or if you have more work then we can collaborate. I am open to any valuable suggestions. Please review my profile as well and let me know how to optimize it. 

Thanks

New Member @howtogetprojects

379f568e
Community Member

Hi, i'm Ardi, this is my first time using upwork. I'm looking for a job in data entry and retype, but I'm very afraid of the scams that occur on upwork, because I almost got scammed and fortunately I read about the experiences of people who use upwork.

99974946
Community Member

Hiii

d2d92af2
Community Member

Hi..so about these clients redirecting you to their telegram.

They give the job from telegram and insist to pay after they check

 

Can they be trusted?

Hi Carol,

 

Thank you for your message. I checked the job post you were referring to and it appears that it's already been taken down because it was in violation of Upwork TOS. Taking communication outside of Upwork before the contract is considered a TOS violation.


Please check out this course for more tips on staying safe on Upwork and please use the flag option found on each job post or message anytime youโ€™d like to report a violation.

 

Thank you,

Pradeep

Upwork
20b53448
Community Member

How to a land a job here in upwork given my status as new to freelance world?

 

9bdce411
Community Member

I'm new in upwork community and someone invited me to look at the job he posted. I've already sent a proposal but I'm little bit nervous about the interview. Any advice since this is my first interview from work from home job. Thanks

9bdce411
Community Member

I am a professional graphic designer but I am not getting any orders. How to get the order?

e851f1ec
Community Member

Thanks for your cooperation  I am new one in this platform . I have vast knowledge in the Accounting ,Auditing & Taxation sector  with acheiving Professional Degree ( Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh ) Partly Qualified . Now I am looking  Internal Audit department at JMI group which is situated in Bangladesh . I have available time to performing any assignment related this sector . I am very much capable to do this activities .  

 

4899ef3d
Community Member

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5dc5c7a1
Community Member

I'm a content writer.And I can write about everything.

 

Mehtab Raza
2bf94fd9
Community Member

Hi, I am Nina, I am new to UpWork.

This is not the place to promote yourself.

Your profile text is an amalgamation of things you say you can do. If you have different skills, create specialized profiles.
Separates sentences or paragraphs, it reads very badly.
You say you have experience in several things but you don't have a portfolio.
Start by reading this, everything, links included:
- https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/To-all-freelancers-looking-for-help/m-p/1222058#M731117
- https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

6dcbdaa7
Community Member

Hey, I'm Seline from Kenya and im trying for a Customer service and Virtual Assistant Client but no success.

I'm always outbidded.

Thank you.

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

b184a8ae
Community Member

HI

 

I am also new at UPWORK. I would appreciate if anyone would help me to get some work as a content creator.

 

Thanks!

0afc9ccf
Community Member

I have tried what ever I can; put its been a long time since I have been on Upwork; I only got one invite, that's why all my proposal are getting wast if no one hires me I just don't understand how will I have experience everyone looking for. I am dropping my profile link if you guys have any tips please let me know what am i doing wrong. 

My Upwork Profile  

https://www.upwork.com/fl/ab29

1743e543
Community Member

Hi,

Im new here, help check my profile if it is intact. And advice on how to go about getting a job.

Thank you. 

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