How To Get Your First Job On Upwork [Beginner’s Guide]

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Craft A Knockout Profile

When you have no feedback and no JSS, your profile comes under extra scrutiny. As an Upwork beginner, it’s your primary means of selling yourself to potential clients. But many newcomers make the mistake of rushing through the profile creation process, which makes

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Craft A Knockout Profile

them much less competitive. Here are the keys to creating a great Upwork profile that will make clients want to learn more about you. 1. Use a business-friendly photo 2. Write a compelling, keyword-rich job title and overview

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Craft A Knockout Profile

3. Consider adding an introductory video 4. Match your “skills” to the type of work you’re seeking 5. Upload relevant work samples 6. Add your work experience and education 7. Consider Adding a Project

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Search For The Right Kinds Of Jobs

Many new Upwork freelancers get derailed because they’re looking for (and applying to) the wrong kinds of jobs. Here are some ways to avoid that common pitfall. 1. Be patient and selective 2. Focus on small, one-off projects 3. Look for clients who 

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Search For The Right Kinds Of Jobs

can give you your second Upwork job

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Submit A Can’t-Miss Proposal

Your proposal is your opportunity to “wow” the client. Take advantage of the opportunity to show off your talent and tell them exactly why you’re the best person to hire. 1. Fully read the job description 2. Provide social proof 3. Include links to similar work you’ve completed

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Submit A Can’t-Miss Proposal

4. Suggest an actionable next step 5. Be prepared to answer additional questions

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