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im a newbie!

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Mia B Member Since: Jan 17, 2018
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how do you get people to notice you!??? 


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Ryan C Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
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Hello Mia,


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Katrina B Member Since: Jan 9, 2011
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My advice. Never use your overview to talk about your life. I'm a mother too. I am a mother of six, but clients literally don't care. They bottomline want to know your skills and how you can help them complete their projects, not your domestic status. 

"Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn't mean treating everyone alike-Coach John Wooden"
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Mia B Member Since: Jan 17, 2018
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Thank you
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Craig G Member Since: Jun 20, 2017
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I'd recommend proofreading your profile carefully. There are many, many errors. You don't want to give potential clients the impression that you're anything other than fully literate and attentive to detail.

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Mia B Member Since: Jan 17, 2018
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Thank you
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Jayues S Member Since: Apr 9, 2018
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I'm scared to work on here because I don't know of any idea to work
Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Jayues, 

You may want to check out these freelancer resources to help you get started, and for great tips and insights on how you can work successfully on the platform.


Please also check these tips for avoiding questionable jobs for more information about working safely through Upwork.

~ Avery
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Rebecca S Member Since: Jan 4, 2018
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The advice given by both should be heeded ASAP. Remove the personal information in your profile description. No client wants to know about your current living situation and you getting pregnant. Just put in the facts: your skills, your past employment, your qualifications, the hardware/software you currently utilize. Second - make sure your profile is clear of typographical errors. Currently, your profile is full of them. Many clients will likely pass you over just for the typos because it could be indicative of poor attention to detail. Fix those two issues and you'll make some headway! Good luck.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "No client wants to know about your current living situation and..."


Some clients may find such information interesting, as they could use it as a way to filter out people who are not serious professionals.


On Upwork, none of the successful freelancers have profiles that read like Facebook profile pages.