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Hey I'm new to Upwork. I'm interested in content writing and promoting small businesses but unfortunately i have no experience so far and I don't know how to make work samples without getting any actual work. Any tips on improving my profile are welcome. Kindly guide me how to build a portfolio as a beginner and land my frst job.
I'm finding it hard to get views on my profile. I've implemented quite a number of suggestions, such as; turning on the availability badge, suggestions from Upwork academy, sending job proposals while following suggestions from Upwork academy on creating proposals that win works (very informative).
I've been really patient, but I've seen little to no progress. Are there other suggestions I can implement or corrections I can make? I believe if my profile is been viewed enough, I'll eventually start getting steady jobs.
Hoping to get a response,
I have applied for many proposals and hardly I am getting any projects out of those proposals.. please help me or provide some leads or some freelancers who are flooded with lots work so that I can support them and earn some money.. please help me out
thank you in advance and have a great day
Im new to upwork but i have learned much more things due to upwork community.But i think i should learn more to do a good job.i don't want to have interviews cause i can't attend.i can do my work passionately. I need a job .will you help?
I have recently tried Upwork for fun to do a few projects. I have worked as a Software Engineer for 10+ years at top companies like Google and have an MSc from a top 10 university in the world.
I applied to various projects here, including ones paying a fixed 20 USD amount, I do not care too much how much the job pays but I want to see a bit how work is done as a freelancer.
My question: Why the hell I cannot find a job here even when I am offering my working hours for free? I would normally get 150-300 USD per hour and somehow Upwork generates 0 views for my profile, even if I boost my application to fixed budget bugfixing job postings that pay 20 USD for 3 hours of work.
Is something wrong with my profile? Or do I need to do something differently? I only got a single response where I made a bid of 150 USD / hour and do not really understand why people do not view my proposal when I bid like 10 USD per hour.
Consider reducing the hourly rate to $50 and stick to that rate until you get some reviews. Use two Skills in the Title, write four compelling paragraphs for the Summary, add your Portfolio, and add a Project Catalog.
I'm a Radio Operator with almost 10 years experienced in offshore projects. As part of role position is coordinate person, translate documents and meetings and ensure that every operation is safe and following legislations. Internal and external communication. Transmission and reception of documentation. Administer discipline to be followed. Support employees to fill up documents. Attendance of emergency communication in case of distress and emergencies. Ensure that work is performed safely and responsibly in accordance with requirement determination. Inform management regarding relevant improvements. Attend meetings of safety, waste management, emergency procedures and recovery performance. Report improvements necessity to management and collaborate with. Translate documents and meetings. In charge of communication with oil recovery and supply vessels. Music producer. Dishwasher. Photographer. Traveller. Helicopter landing officer.
Hi, I'm Piyali. I'm a new freelancer.Hope y'll are doing well. I'm a student of English literature and a content writer. I want work and want to help others. How can I find a work? How can I start? Please anyone suggest me. Thank you.
That's great to hear that you're an export writer! How can I assist you with your work today? Do you have any specific questions or topics you'd like to discuss?
Hi! My name is Ember! This my first freelance job as a proofreader and editor. I have been herefor a few months and the only jobs that I have gotten were scams. I have applied for other jobs but I haven't gotten them. Can anyone give me so tips that can help me with landing my first job? I havehad my profile reviewed and adjusted accordingly. Thank you so much!
I just got your post now though have not gotten any jobs yet but I know very soon I'm going to get jobs
But there is this tips my tutor do tell me concerning my Upwork then saying consistency and keep on sending proposal and make sure you regularly update your profile and I know if you keep doing that you will get your first job
''Experienced data entry professional with a keen eye for accuracy and efficiency. Proficient in data processing, Excel, and attention to detail. Dedicated to delivering high-quality work on time." And marketing.
I am trying to get job but still didn't get any. Please evaluate my profile and let me know if there are any adjustments I need make.
I have carefully reviewed your profile and I see you've not done anything on your profile like your profile is too short and not explanatory about your niche
Then you should also have a specialized profile as well
Add more skills, the maximum skills you can add is 15 so add up to 15 skills and also remember to regularly update your skills
And also add portfolio
Add more certificates
Add employment history and other experience
And also create project catalogue the maximum you can create is 20
Kindly review my profile and give me your feedback
I am using upwork first time. Please help how can I get clients for work and how can I grow my profile as well.
As I have well experienced in administrative work and looking for same task here as well.
Greetings. My name is Alfred from Kenya and I am new here. Whereas my skills may a bit technical, I am willing to start easy with data entry jobs, editing & proof reading jobs, subtitle writing/closed captioning, etc. as I grow my profile more towards my skills. How do I access such jobs to start immediately? Thank you.