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Good question. I've done everything they suggested, but it's all for nothing. I just can't afford to spend so much money these days. Nearly £150 pounds for nothing is just too much
Did you do everything they suggested?
Your profile is nothing, it looks like you didn't read what they really suggested to you.
Your photo must be of you, the one you have is not valid, unless it is a child and then you cannot work here.
Your description is copied from an agency.
Do you have experience but no portfolio?
Don't blame others, you haven't done your job.
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?
I have experience in Meta ads manager and Google ads , I can manage campaigns and optimize them. Also, I can manage social media accounts , respond to comments DMs , design posts using Canva, copywriting for ads, and analyze traffic and performance. So, I am trying to land my first job.
I have been here for 3 months but I can't get a better job.
Lots of jobs were the fake jobs.
Please tell me how to get a better and real and long term job.
HEY .you need to do a deep research ON NICHE fisrt of all then you need to know about related skills that you need to implement . START from entry level projects just to make sure you are good enough aware of the platform then you can haunt sharks. First measure the depth and then jump>>
Your profile doesn't have much on it. I see your education and work experience, which look impressive, but your profile doesn't have a single example of any work you've done in the past or any portfolio to browse through to see your skills in action.
I have just started working here at upwork. I noticed that Upwork has a function called the community, and I was thinking that maybe I could post something in here and look for someone that I could get to know better so that I could ask for assistance with what I would need to do in order to obtain clients here on Upwork. I saw that this feature is available. I look forward to talking to each of you!
Hello there. Starting in any niche can be pretty rough, I know that. But I would like to hear some advices.
How to find balance between spending and earning money, when u starting up? Because I fear that I can lose all my money repling to all jobs, and still mange not to find my first client
Hello, hope you are doing well..
I m new on upwork... I want to know that i didnt work on upwork so i dont have a cover letter or any proposals so how could i get my first job or content writing work... Kindly guide me
If you don't have experience, you won't be able to do much here.
Clients are looking for someone who can do the job. They won't pay for you to learn.
The way your profile is now, you will only attract scammers.
The photo must be of you. The title, well, it should say what you can do, what skills you have, but you say you don't have any.
The description remains the same. You don't have experience.
Better, learn a skill and then come back with a good profile.
hellow everyone, i hope this finds you well, i need yoour help in getting my first job.. tell me what you think about my profile. i have been applying jobs and forwarding proposals but i havent heard from the clients even once.
Hi IAm newly joined to upwork and I appreciate the efforts on the site
I need help to know how to start using the upwork account and get the first job on it
I want to improve my profile so I need advices feom the expert freelancers on the site to do that aprofessional account and start the career because this is the only career I will have
Thanks in advance for your advices
RF, you need to start at the beginning. Read this post and follow every link. You are not prepared to freelance and will only be scammed. Learn and follow the Terms of Service and learn the Red Flags for Scams from Wes.
"I like pictures and logo design" is not appropriate in your profile and is a red flag to scammers that you don't know the rules. Protect yourself, because no one will do it for you.
I am a lead genratior and new to Upwork. I have been struggling to get my first project Catalog. I have submitted many proposals for different leads-based projects. How do I get my job?
I will try for a few months but I will not succeed.
I really need help.
Hello there, i am new to upwork and just made profile awhile ago as a data entry and translator. i got one job offer of document writing for 150 paper for five days. the payment is 2050$. But the bill payment method is not verified from the client. how can i know the client is trust worthy or not. but i accapted the job. please can i get more information about this?
Hi, I see that people do not close contracts even for months and our connects are tied there. Is there a mechanism that due to inactivity in any contract, the connects of bidders gets freed.
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