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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
Upwork
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e2a7df06
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Im reply have guys

Good

0132a227
Community Member

I am a new seller. I have opened an Upwork account about a month ago, so far I have not received any work. Tell me how can I get Upwork a job.

Shumon

As a new Upwork user, there are several fundamental steps you must take to begin securing job opportunities on the platform. These include composing job proposals to bid on projects, uploading your portfolio and past work, and ensuring your account is fully completed.

Hello Israel , this is mahlet, a newly joyed freelancer. I could not get any jobs yet and I think youโ€™re more experienced than I so can you please help.

My dear brother, I have followed all this but no one puts grass, what should I do?

Hey Suliman,

I'm relevantly new here. I just recovered my old Upwork profile and planning to use it in daily freelance activity. I can't give any pro advice, so, just adding my two cents. Initially, we should focus on the cover letters and suitable jobs we are bidding on. That'll help in getting the response from your client. I'm doing the same thing - hoping to get an answer soon. 

I wish you all the best!
Christian

How do i compose a strong and quality proposal

Kindly help me I am new as well.

 

  • Apply to smaller jobs first. 
  • Give more time to upwork and get blue tech first.

I am also from Islamabad. 

I'm very happy

 

god bless you

 

Yes available jobs 

Hello.

I am new to Upwork and am following all instructions to land a job. But I'm having trouble finding my first job because it's become so difficult! Upwork should equally oblige all freelancers. But if they prefer top freelancers, what should new freelancers on Upwork do?

Same to me.

Riaz, for how many months are you searching for the job on Upwork?

Dear Mirchu

This is what is happenning in upwork. We waste time & money buying Connects from upwork & land in foolishness.

No fellow will talk to you in phone or help you regarding problems in upworl. Rather they will sell their un-necessary materials & become richer. There are something tricky regarding all these. Find out & let me know too.

Revert back.

Thanks

Thanks

 

 

 

 

Dear Mirchu

There are many Freelancing platforms. But, donot select randomly. Just select it accordingly with your's Job profile after doing some R & Ds.

Hope our's discussions reach to the higher authorities & everybody at upwork.

Interestingly, even if upwork Team & Administrations read their Flaws & discussed everywhere, they will Remain Silent.

Let them know the drawbacks in upwork & its advertisements.

Thanks

Yes, of course, everybody there just gives suggestions about landing a job, but seriously, there is too much competition, so no one is there to help new freelancers beyond giving the bulk of advice and instructions.

Yes I also wanna know about it if you find any way then post it also I will be very thankful to you!

Hi guys for this first you should have a good type of profile and create a
good catalog related to the field you have expertise in and your profile
should be at least 80% and when you see this job my If it is relevant,
apply for the job, write the best cover letter and write the client's
requirement in the cover letter, then success will surely kiss your feet.
Take care of yourself. Peace be upon you.

Please can you teach me how to write a good cover letter 

There are some examples on Upwork that might help you tailor a cover letter to your offering. See here: https://www.upwork.com/resources/how-to-create-a-proposal-that-wins-jobs 

Hey Mirchu,

Try bidding on the ones with lower budgets and clients looking for entry-level freelancers. Once you get multiple 5-star reviews, you can proceed with the higher-budget projects. That'll give your future clients a boost of confidence in your abilities.

I hope this helps and wish you all the best.

Kind regards,
Christian

I am a professional video editor
I'm not getting any work orders on Upwork, what should I do?
Please help me to get job.

 

my Name is Shifat Mahmud

celgins
Community Member

Shifat,

 

Most of your Profile is fine, but you need to change your photo. Click here to review the requirements for Selecting a Profile Photo.

 

It has been difficult for some freelancers to get responses to their proposals. After you change your photo, keep applying for jobs that match your qualifications by writing great cover letters.

849f6f89
Community Member

What will work after I change the picture?

Hi Shifat,

 

I believe what Clark's trying to explain is as a freelancer, your profile picture has to accurately represent who you are, it obviously shouldn't be a photo of a place, a design, or object, or someone or something else (also, misrepresenting who you are, goes against our Terms of Service.)

 

I've pulled a few resources that may be helpful to you. Check out these articles to help you create a profile that stands out and improve your profile title and overview. For some great tips on writing proposals that win jobs, check out this article.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Shifat i am also facing the same issue. 

Hello everyone! 

 

I'm kezia, I'm new here hope to get some advise and tips to get hired. 

 

Thank you. 

Same to you bro............

Please let me know how it goes if you get it ๐Ÿฅต

I am a new user here in Upwork, anyone can advice me what types of work is needed to be done here? I need someone who can assist me

For you (judging from your profile), I'd recommend VA. You look presentable, and your English should be that "basic." (You're Pinay, I don't know why you say your English is basic. All schools in the Philippines teach English first, then Tagalog, Cebuano, etc.)

Try to search for other VAs on Upwork and see what they offer and try to offer a similar service. Then, distinguish yourself by niching down to a specific type of VA, like CEO Assistant, SEO Agency VA, etc.

I am new on Upwork help me to get first job.

 

Hello ! 

Im looking forword to get my first job as a freelancer after sending lots of unsuccesful proposals . 

Anyone can help me with some tips ? 

Hello guys, can I get feedback on my profile and how to improve it to get my first job

You wait like me and hope you will get a job

I'm also a new member of Upwork. Trying to figure out the best way to find a job

 

2cb172d4
Community Member

Hello Everyone.
I am on this platform for almost 2 months and haven't got any work yet, I would appreciate if I get some feedbacks on my profile that could help me in the future. 


I am an Expert E-Commerce VA for Amazon, Walmart and eBay, the details about my experiences are briefly mentioned in my profile. Currenly working with a private firm. 


Looking forward to your responses.

Thanks
Usama

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