Thank you for the valuable insight! I'm a new member to Upwork and i'm currently trying to do my research before i start submitting proposals.
Would you be available to assist further in anyway? if so, feel free to contact me privately.
I've been on upwork for a little while now, and have gone through the steps you have outlined in your post. I'm sure that my concerns are not new, but I am a little confused as to how to get traction. I routinely submit proposals (almost daily) and have updated my terms to remain competitive. Yet I fail to get invites, my profile is never viewed, and my proposals go unanswered. While I don't expect that every thing I submit would be accepted, I do find it interesting that my success ratte for some time has been a big zero. I'm wondering if there is something I'm doing wrong?
I responded to your private message with some feedback on your profile. It's important to understand that competition is fierce on Upwork. It is common to submit a great number of proposals. The average varies widely based upon a number of factors and tends to decrease as a freelancer earns experience (both because the experience is showcased and because you learn over time which projects to pick and which approaches work best). You are currently doing better than the average!
I did review your proposals and have some suggestions.
I also noticed you have a large number of contracts where feedback was not given. I would suggest asking your clients to close contracts, rather than closing them yourself, so that they are required to leave feedback. This will give prospective clients more confidence in your abilities.
I hope this helps!