Upwork, formerly which is known as oDesk is one of the most popular freelancing sites where thousands of freelancer are working and earning. Before applying to any job at upwork, a complete profile is required. Without verifying the account a person cannot apply for any job. Also, to get the attention of the clients a complete upwork profile is needed. To have a verified upwork account you need to follow the below instructions
Use a Professional Image: Choose a professional and friendly photo as your profile photo. The background of the photo has to be clear and uncluttered. Also, the photo has to be well centred and good focus as well. By looking at your photo, a client will create the first impression, so the profile photo plays an important role. Just make sure that it is you and your original photo.
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Add a Professional Title: Yet this section is small but the client will get the first real description of yourself by looking at it. Many of us do a mistake while writing the title which is, simply write a title without thinking. So, while writing
- Be simple and specific: Select the word which describes best about your skill. As the competition is high at upwork, so be sure to make the title specific. Like, if you are a web designer, specify the areas as designing logo, brand designer and so on.
- Use keyword: Use the perfect word or phrase that describe your skill.
Add an overview: Writing the most important information within first two or three sentences as these two or three sentences will be visible in the search pages or upwork pages. Your overview has to contain
- Type of work and the industry you are looking for.
- Years of your experience in the related field.
- Your skill with systems.
- Your accomplishment in the related work.
- Languages which you are capable of.
List your skills: You can add maximum ten skills. Make sure that you have listed the most important and most relevant skills. Do not add unnecessary skills, add only those skills which are relevant with your title and description.
Experience level: 3 levels of experience are available at upwork. Entry level, Intermediate and expert. The level of experience does not mean for how long you are working at upwork, it means for how many years you have the professional experience on the related field of your area of expertise.
Create a portfolio: In this section, you can add your previous work example and projects so that client or anyone can have a look on the quality of your work. Please add at least 12 portfolios with relevant skills.
Upwork test: Upwork test is required to have a verified account. Upwork readiness test is a must and there is so many upwork test available. You can choose to give the test based on your skill. Please complete at least 10 tests before submitting your new profile for review.
Other Important Criteria: Assessment of English language, employment history, description of education, Setting up the hourly rate are the other important factors which need to be filled appropriately while opening an upwork account.
If any part of the above-mentioned list is not given perfectly, upwork will not approve your account. If any missing point is there, upwork will notify you and based on that you can get the approval.