Create a 100% Complete Freelancer Profile

Successful freelancers have profiles that are complete, accurate, and paint a compelling picture of their services, skills, and accomplishments. Your profile is an opportunity to advertise your services 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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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 and count towards your complete profile.

 

Profile Item Value
Profile Photo 10%
Profile Title 10%
Profile Overview 10%
Education 10%
Employment History 10%
Skill Tags 10%
At least one of these items must be completed to have a complete profile.

 

Profile Item Value
Linked Account 10%
Upwork Readiness Test 10%
Any combination of the following can be used for the remaining 30% of a complete profile.

 

Profile Item Value
Certification 5% each (max 10%)
Portfolio Item 5% each (max 10%)
Other Experience 5% each (max 5%)
Employment History 10% each (max 30%)
Skill Tests 10% each (max 30%)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 60% you’ll need a photo, title, overview, and at least one entry each for education, employment history, and skill tags. To reach 70% you’ll then need to add either a linked account or pass a skill test. 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
+10% (10%) Profile Photo
+10% (20%) Profile Title
+10% (30%) Profile Overview
+10% (40%) Education
+10% (50%) Employment History
+10% (60%) Skills Tags
+10% (70%) Upwork Readiness Test
+10% (80%) Additional Employment History
+10% (90%) 1 Portfolio Item
+10% (100%) 2 Certifications
100% Complete Profile

 

% Complete Profile Item
+10% (10%) Profile Photo
+10% (20%) Profile Title
+10% (30%) Profile Overview
+10% (40%) Education
+10% (50%) Employment History
+10% (60%) Skills Tags
+10% (70%) Linked Account
+5%   (75%) 1 Portfolio Item
+5%   (80%) Other Experience
+10% (90%) 2 Certification
+10% (100%) 1 Skill Test
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 can use to show you the right jobs so you can find your next client faster. You can link your public account from the following websites to your Upwork account:

Facebook, GitHub, StackOverflow, Behance, Google, 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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