Create a 100% Complete Freelancer Profile

Skills tests are being removed on July 9th. Freelancers who took skill tests previously will not have their profile completion percentages affected by this change.

Successful freelancers have profiles that are complete, accurate, and paint a compelling picture of your services, skills, and accomplishments. Your profile is an opportunity to advertise your freelance business to potential clients. A 100% complete profile is required if you’d like to achieve Rising Talent status, Top Rated status and access to Premium Services.

You can find your profile completion percentage on the right-hand panel of your Find Work page under My Profile. Check out this post in the Hiring Headquarters to get tips on enhancing your profile.

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Whether and how you complete your profile is up to you, many combinations can be used to achieve a 100% complete profile.

Refer to the following table for profile guidelines

These items are all required to be able to reach 70%. You can’t complete your profile if you’re missing any of these six.

 

Profile Item Value

Profile Photo

Profile Title 

Profile Overview

Education

Employment History

At Least 1 Skill Tag

 

 

70%

Any combination of the following can be used for the remaining 30% of a complete profile.

 

Profile Item Value

Portfolio Item

5% each (max 20%)

Additional Employment History 10% each (max additional 20%)

Additional Education

10% each (max additional 10%)

Profile Video 10% 
Linked Account 10% 
Certification 10% 
Other Experience 5% each (max 5%)
Skill Tests Credit* 10% each (max 30%)
 

*Skill tests are no longer available. Freelancers who took skill tests previously will not have their profile completion percentages affected by this change.

 

What happens if I don’t upload a photo? Can I still get to 100%?

No. Without a profile portrait photo, you can never exceed 50% complete.

Can I use any combination to get to 100%?

There are many ways to get to 100%, but some items are required. To reach 70% you’ll need a photo, title, overview, at least one education, at least one employment history item, and at least one skill tag. Any combination of the other choices can then be used to reach 100%.

Below are examples of pathways to a complete profile:

 

% Complete Profile Item
+70% (70%)

Profile Photo

Profile Title

Profile Overview

Education

Employment History

At Least 1 Skill Tag

+10% (80%) Additional Employment History
+10% (90%) 2 Portfolio Items
+10% (100%) Additional Education
100% Complete Profile

 

% Complete Profile Item
+70% (70%)

Profile Photo

Profile Title

Profile Overview

Education

Employment History

At Least 1 Skill Tag

+15% (80%) Profile Video
+15% (95%) 3 Portfolio Items
+5% (100%) Certification
100% Complete Profile
What level of profile completion is needed to qualify for Top Rated?

Top Rated status requires a 100% complete profile.

What does linking an account do?

Linking an account provides Upwork with additional information that we use to verify your identity and consider you for our Premium freelancer program, which connects you to the right jobs faster. You can link your public account from the following websites to your Upwork account:

Twitter, StackOverflow, Dribble, GitHub, Behance, and DeviantART

Upwork will not post or interact with these sites on your behalf and will not display the account on your Upwork profile.

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