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Are there any Upwork mentors?

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Harry Edelman Pittsburgh, PA

I am looking to create a Upwork profile and I am hoping to have someone review or assist in building this profile. Thanks!

13 November 2018 5 replies Mentoring

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Advisor

Christopher Richmann Waverly, IA

For Suzanna and Harry,
Likely yes. When building a profile, you often have to start small. I would recommend bidding lower, but not so low that it's not worth your time. Once you build your experience on the site, complete jobs, and get reviews from clients, you can progressively ask for more money, and pass on jobs that are lower priced. I hope that helps.

Thanks,
Kif

1 December 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Suzanna Molino Sparks Glencoe, MD

Hello Harry,

I am new to Upwork and cannot believe I've not known of this site before - so much work to be had! Now if only some of my proposals would be accepted, I could get started in assisting clients.

Once you write your profile, I would be happy to review it to ensure it reads well, no extra words, misuse of punctuation, typos, etc.

** Question to Christopher - are clients not responding because I am a new profile on Upwork? I am a seasoned editor and writer with decades of hearty experience. **

Success to you, Harry.
Suzanna

30 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Christopher Richmann Waverly, IA

Hello Harry,
If you still need help with an Upwork profile, I think I can be of service. I have a freelance career and basically run my entire operation through Upwork.
Here's a link to my profile: https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~013b7aa637f7631772/?viewMode=1

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me and I'll provide whatever advice I can.

Thanks,
Kif

30 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Keith Van Sickle Menlo Park, CA

Hi Harry,

I've used Upworks a few times as a client but don't have experience creating profiles. What I would advise is to copy the best practices of others. Look at profiles of those in areas related to you--what is appealing / not appealing? Which of them seem to get a lot of jobs and which don't? That can help guide you towards creating a profile that attracts clients.

Best of luck,

Keith

16 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Robert Rahni White Plains, NY

Hi Harry,

Thank you for posing this question and for your service in the Army. While I am not an expert in Upwork profiles by any means, I did a quick search and came across some resources that may be helpful:

-The template provided below may seem elementary, even obvious in terms of what information to include in your profile, but I figured to start with the basics:
https://www.upwork.com/hiring/for-freelancers/enhance-your-profile-for-greater-success/

There's also a nifty video and three great examples of actual Upwork profiles included therein!

-Similar in content but figured having a non-Upwork perspective may be useful:
https://www.fulltimenomad.com/how-to-create-upwork-profile/

-Not sure if your area(s) of expertise may not be in demand, but just in case this were to be the case, here's an article that provides good insight into how to get your Upwork profile approved:
https://medium.com/bottom-line-grind/how-to-get-your-profile-approved-on-upwork-even-if-they-say-your-skill-isnt-needed-f589e876cce

-Breaks it down on a granular level, but as the old adage goes, the devil is in the details!
https://thefreelanceeffect.com/upwork-profile-optimization/

Again, not sure how helpful these may be, but figured it wouldn't hurt to share. I hope you had a great Veterans Day Holiday Weekend.

Best,
Robert

14 November 2018 Helpful answer

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