When you build an Upwork profile you’ll find it tricky. Don’t worry about it. The best way is to complete all sections of your profile. Clients see why they should hire you upon finding an impressive profile. Your profile should align with your skill set. It’s in your work history that you can highlight your success stories.
Have a profile picture with a full face on it
Photo helps build professionalism. It must be something professional with simple background. Don’t use logos, clip-art, group pictures, and digital altered images. Photo helps client see who they’re working with.
More about this: A How-To Guide for Your Perfect Profile Picture
Give a specific title of the skill
Make the title clear and direct. Mention the summary of what you do. Keep it short. Less than ten words will do. Show what skill you’re best at.
More about this: Add Skills to Your Freelancer Profile
Write an overview that contain specialties and areas of interest
This is your chance to elaborate more about your skills and experience. It should give client an idea about your expertise. Try to include the tools that you use and the accomplishments that you have.
More about this: Add Your Profile Overview
Take skill tests.
Take skill tests related to your skills. Good results will attract potential clients. Taking tests is fun and challenging.
More about this: Skills Tests
Create a Portfolio
Portfolio section is to add examples to your work. Translate your experience and education into real world projects. Upload several examples of past works. With this, clients will have an idea with range of skills.
More about this: Profile Portfolios
Add certification to your profile
List all your certification. It’s another way to show off your skills and qualification.
More about this: Add Certifications to Your Freelancer Profile
Add employment history to your profile
Your employment history should relate to your skill. You may include internships and volunteer experience. Another clue for client to discover how good you are in your chosen field.
More about this: Add Employment History to Your Freelancer Profile
Want more tips?
- Search other freelancer’s profile based in your category for reference.
- Check these sample profiles
- Add new projects to your portfolio.
- Double check your profile for typos and spellings.
Do you have more tips to add? Feel free to comment below. Happy Upworking!
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