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best strategies for getting visual design jobs

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Matt B Member Since: Jan 22, 2017
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So, I'm pretty new here but professionally have over 15 years experience as a designer. I'm looking to pick up some work to fill in some stuff I have going on.

 

What are the best strategies for getting visual design work on UpWork. Here are the things I've done:

  1. filled out my profile completely
  2. Included a portfolio with great examples of my work
  3. Almost always attached example files to proposals 
  4. Only applied to jobs I knew I could do

Should I spend my Connects quickly and hope that I get some cocnnects back if the job gets cancelled?

 

Any other ideas?

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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You're doing all you can do - spend your connects only on jobs you're interested in. Not sure what you mean by "quickly". I would also suggest not doing any more $10 ... all that does is establish yourself as a cheap freelancer, which doesn't jibe with 15 years of experience.

 

It can take a while to get a foothold.

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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A killer proposal that says "i'm da man!"

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Matt B wrote:

Should I spend my Connects quickly and hope that I get some cocnnects back if the job gets cancelled?


Jobs that are cancelled are those that violate the terms of service or that are somehow sneaky or scammy. You want to avoid those.

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