Tips to get your Upwork profile approved Part 1
Most of you already know that the one of the most reliable freelancing website I use and also suggest others to use is “Upwork”. But these days I’ve been getting too many queries and concerns from my subscribers that their profile is not getting approved by “Upwork”. Hence I decided to write down an article about few tips that can help you get your Upwork profile approved. Without further ado, let’s get straight to business.
First and foremost, the reason that one needs to know why most profiles uploaded to Upwork do not get approved is because many people are now aware of Upwork and are trying to make use of it. Because of the crowded traffic, Upwork has made the account verification process and approval very strict.
Tips you need to follow to get your account approved are:
1. Complete your profile 100%
Do not skip any details asked while creating your profile in Upwork. During the early phase of Upwork, there was a chance of getting the profile approved at even 85% or 90% completion. But now it’s mandatory especially in India to have a 100% complete profile.
2. Select all the Sub-Category that fits best for your profile
Giving more details about your work to Upwork by selecting the sub-categories that best explains your job description allows Upwork to qualify you as one of the suitable freelancer. The more sub-categories you select, the better your chances.
3. Your expertise
If you strongly feel that you can provide an excellent level of service to your client, then ensure that your select your expertise level as not beginner, not intermediate but as expert. Doesn’t matter if you’re new to freelancing, all that requires is your knowledge on your skill and dedication to work.
4. Overview section
Write an original and a very good quality overview about the work you do and the service you want to offer at Upwork along with your experience in this domain. Make sure to never ever copy the overview content from another freelancer or other website. Doing so will completely take you out of the approval list.
Do not forget to mention all the education stages you’ve been through. Including all the courses and subjects you’ve taken specialized training in and all the certificates you have.
6. Add your skills
Enter maximum skills you have. Let’s suppose you add “Content Writing” as your skill, that means you can also add “Ghost Writing, Blog Writing, Article Writing” and all the job that suits this specific domain.
If in case you aren’t getting your profile approved by Upwork, try changing the address you’ve given while creating your profile. This method has worked for most of them I know who tried to get their profile approved.
8. Add other professional accounts
Link your professional accounts to your Upwork profile. Professional accounts are those online profiles you have that help you in getting business or work. Accounts at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and etc. are normally considered professional accounts for few people. Linking these accounts help Upwork verifying your profile easily.
9. Submission time
This tip is especially for Indians. When you’re submitting your profile, make sure you do so in the night. And never re-upload your profile again and again, doing so, you will have no chance at all of getting your profile approved.