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Tips from Upwork’s Talent Success Team

gandhi_vinny
Active Member
Vaishali J Member Since: Sep 3, 2020
71 of 247
Hi Sir !
Unable to crack my very 1st project.
Can I get your help on it please.

Thanks.
michaelajornlin
Upwork Staff
Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
72 of 247

Hello Vaishali,

 

It doesn't look like you have completed your profile yet. Please log in to your account and complete your profile.


Best,
Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
khach_serop
Active Member
Serop K Member Since: Sep 4, 2020
73 of 247

Hi there Mike!

 

My name is Serop, Thank you for your help, I'm looking to perfect my profile and was wondering if I can add my portfolio from previous works or only works done for upwork clients.

 

Best,

Serop K.

michaelajornlin
Upwork Staff
Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
74 of 247

Hi Serop,

 

You can add work from clients outside of Upwork as long as you have their permission to share the work publicly.


Best,
Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
martina_plaschka
Community Guru
Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
75 of 247

Mike J wrote:

Hi Serop,

 

You can add work from clients outside of Upwork as long as you have their permission to share the work publicly.


Mike, I liked your other picture better. 

You might find this helpful: https://www.upwork.com/resources/how-to-guide-perfect-profile-picture

khach_serop
Active Member
Serop K Member Since: Sep 4, 2020
76 of 247

thanks mike!

rashka99
Active Member
Abdulrashid Mohame O Member Since: Jun 19, 2020
77 of 247

Dear Mike,

Greetings.

I hope you are doing well and safe. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips for new freelancers like myself. I will be happy and appreciate it if you can go through my profile and give me suggestions to improve. I have been sending proposals but I am yet to secure a contract with a client. Looking forward to hearing your response.

 

Regards,

 

Abdulrashid M. Omar

michaelajornlin
Upwork Staff
Mike J Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
78 of 247

Hi Abdulrashid,

 

Thank you for your message. I reviewed your profile and have some suggestions:

  • The beginning of your profile overview displays in prospective client search results and it’s your first 200-character pitch. So, your first sentence should include clear, relevant information about your primary skill sets and expertise.
  • Your profile overview is difficult to quickly scan and understand what your primary services and experiences are. It might help to organize it with paragraphs: for example, have your introduction paragraph, a separate paragraph for skills, and one for experience. In this way you might emphasize certain areas, but use caution with adding lists of skills with few to no related work examples because clients may question the sincerity of your skills list. Another idea is to use bullets and other delineators to break up your profile.
  • Your written English skills are strong and you are easy to understand. However, I did see a few minor errors. If you'd like to add extra polish, you might want to consider using Grammarly. I use this myself and really like it because it's free and it offers a Chrome add-on so it works in webmail, messages, proposals, and more.

To give a clear impression you’re the person the client wants to talk to, here are some additional tips for writing a great Overview.

 

I hope this helps!


Best,
Mike J. | Jr. Program Manager, Talent Success
rashka99
Active Member
Abdulrashid Mohame O Member Since: Jun 19, 2020
79 of 247

Dear Mike,

Thank you so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it. These tips will definitely help me polish my Upwork profile and bid for jobs. Looking forward to receiving more tips from you. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Abdulrashid M. Omar

 

 

ppc_gurus
Active Member
David F Member Since: Sep 10, 2020
80 of 247

Hi

I'm trying to get to grips with Upwork and create a profile that will engage and convert for me. Any chance you could have a look and see how I can improve it.  I am sure my profile overivew is too long and rambling and not relevant

Thanks

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