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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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b9b7a802
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Hi I'm Dane this is my first work from home job as English and Filipino translator, subtitle writer, and closed captioner. Though I don't have experience, I do have a knowledge to edit some of the mistranslated and misspelled words and synchronized it perfectly which is from my favorite shows, I do that as a hobby.

 

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

I'm a writer, I can't make a face on every conversation, please, job

Have you even read Andrea's (moderator) main post?
Start there to create a proper profile. Now yours is nothing. You won't get a job that way, just maybe some scam.

By the way, you must write your profile in English.

Thanks for upwork!

HI 

I am  trying to get my first client for social media management but  still not get.

Okay your will get give going all best 

Akullo Loy

Yes Mam I am here 

Try again

 

Your profile is nothing. Just a couple of sentences that will not get you more than responses or invitations from scammers.
Besides, I'm afraid you're lying. What about your level of English? Sorry, but it looks like it's nothing more than basic.
Not even the title, which makes no sense, is well written.
And let's not mention the presentation. You are not "I am experienced in English language".
Read this, everything, links included before you start submitting proposals.
- https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/To-all-freelancers-looking-for-help/m-p/1230482#M734358

SAME HERE.

 

Hello.
I would like to get feedback on my profile.
Thank you.

good luck

 

i am new. how do i get a work

I am new at Upwork and updating my profile so that I can find my first client faster. Although I am nervous but hopeful.

Hi;

i am a graphic designer, contant writer and digital marketer  i'm new on upwork i'm trying to get clint but still not get.

I am  trying to get my first client for social media management but  still not get.

Hello, you just need to be at ease. Trust your skills and get ready through some preparations video for interviews in Youtube. Good luck that bro!

ef80b2bb
Community Member

Hello.
I would like to get feedback on my profile.
Thank you.

 In fact, I can force myself to write about everything if someone writes to me about everything

u are most welcome

Read Andrea's (moderator) main post.
Start there to create a proper profile. Now yours is nothing. 

Your photo, your face must be seen.
Your description says nothing.
You don't have a portfolio.
- 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...

Mam pls check my profile and suggest me.

 

You must write your profile in English.
You talk a lot about yourself, and little about what you can do for the client. Also, the presentation is a hodgepodge of things you can do.
If you have experience in several things, create specialized profiles.
It is assumed that you have experience in several topics, but you do not have a portfolio of any. "If you want to know a little more about how I work, you can look for my profiles on the internet." This is not how it goes. You must show your work here.
In addition to the links that OP has left, she left you two others:
- 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...

Hi Maria,
I would like to get feedback on my profile.
Thank you in advance.

anyone how get first project on upwork. I am a new freelancer on upwork

mohsinizm
Community Member

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

 

fd672589
Community Member

I m sehar i am writing jop how to get the order plz

Have you even read Andrea's (moderator) main post?
Start there to create a proper profile. Now yours is nothing. You won't get a job that way, just maybe some scam.

can you do some suggestions on my profile?

 

b5293a9a
Community Member

Hi 

Jawad

Hi Jawad,

 

Welcome to Upwork! Feel free to go through the main post by Andrea to help you get started. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Pradeep

Upwork
322014ac
Community Member

Ok You are very good person and I new in upwork

 

 

9dffec51
Community Member

I'm a writer, I can't make a face on every conversation, please, job

a234cec6
Community Member

Hi all,

My name is Carlo, I am an award winning Creative Director just gone freelance. Can anyone give advice on bids? I've bid for so many and not one person has gone for my proposal.

Your experience sounds impressive, but it doesn't even occur to me to read beyond two lines. It is a pediment of words that throw you back.
Also, you talk and talk about yourself, you don't really say anything about what you can do for the client.
And you don't have a portfolio.
Read the links that Andrea (moderator) left in the original post to find out how to create a profile that can be attractive to a client.
Also these two:
- 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...

I mentioned the portfolio issue to Carlo.
I have looked at your profile.
The presentation is an AI text, right? Quite uncomfortable to read, all in a row, without paragraphs. Plus you talk about yourself all the time and you have to talk to the client, what you can do for them.
Is your level of English really FLUID? If the text is AI, we cannot know and there are some errors and misuse of capitalization in the rest of the information. You must review it.
The portfolio. If they are web pages that you have created, you should put the links (except the one that is about you). They are just images and also cropped. You can't know what they are like.
Others, regarding UI design, are not very good images, you should make a good selection.
If you have that much experience, you should have more information in the portfolio. Explain a little about what you did in each job.
I leave you these two posts that will be useful for you to know how to create a profile, be safe from scammers and know how this works:
- https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/To-all-freelancers-looking-for-help/m-p/1230482#M734358
- https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

508bd986
Community Member

hi,

I am new to upwork been a couple of weeks now still not able to find myself a client. I see a lot of jobs which I can execute easily but never get an interview invite. What's your advice? 

Finding clients on Upwork can sometimes be difficult, especially when you're just starting out. Here are some tips to improve your chances:

Make sure your Upwork profile is complete, highlights your skills and experience, and demonstrates your expertise.

Take the time to customize your proposals for each job you apply for. Show that you've read and understood the client's needs, and explain how your skills make you the best fit for the project.

If you don't have a lot of previous work to show, consider taking on a few small projects initially or offering discounted rates to build a portfolio.

Connect with other freelancers, join relevant groups, and actively participate in discussions.

Finding customers takes time, so don't get discouraged. Keep improving your approach, applying for relevant jobs, and improving your skills.

Remember, success on Upwork comes with persistence, continuous improvement, and the ability to effectively demonstrate your skills to clients. good luck

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