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how to get my profile approval

I can't seem to get my profile approved. I have filled in skills, my work history, education, profile photo, other experience, and completed some tests.

I am experienced graphic designer. 6 Years UAE Experience I have


Give me reply


The lower level graphic design category is hopelessly oversubscribed with literally hundreds of thousands of self-proclaimed designers trying to sell their services.


Unless newcomers can offer something that is in actual demand, they tend not to be accepted

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Sajinesh,


I see your profile was already approved.

~ Vladimir

Dear Sir 

I am really disappointed by upwork approval because even giving so much details my profile tends to disapproved by upwork then what upwork need atleast please say specifically.

Hi Sajinesh,

What do I need to do to get my profile approved. 

Please suggest, Thanks !

re: "What do I need to do to get my profile approved."


For starters, you need to post a profile photo showing your face.


Read this:

Sample Profiles and Best Practices

alright so I have added my profile picture... what's the next step ?

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Yunas,


I checked your account and it seems that you are an exclusive member of your agency. Exclusive agency members can only work on contracts under the agency. You can find more information about it here.


Thank you.

~ Aleksandar

How do I change my account from exclusive to normal ?

Why I am saying this is becuase I have resumed upwork after so many years and I did created an agency back then but now I don't see the need of it, I don't want monthly subscriptions (Agency Plus feature) but I want to purchase connects as a freelancer and try my luck in winning the projects.

Sorry about the delayed reply, Yunas.

If you are the owner of the agency,  you can change your status from Exclusive to Non-Exclusive under agency Settings > Members & Permissions. 

~ Valeria