Create a 100% Complete Freelancer Profile

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 of qualifications can be used to achieve a 100% complete profile. Refer to the following table for profile guidelines:

Column A (60%)

+

Column B (10%)

+

Column C (30%)

= 100%

These items are all required and worth 10% each.

You can’t complete your profile if you’re missing any of these six.

One of the following is required and worth an additional 10%. You can’t complete your profile without one of these two.

Use any combination of the following to satisfy the remaining 30%.

Photo

Title

Overview

Education

Employment history

Skill tags

Linked account


Upwork Readiness Test or other skill test

Each certification +5% (max 10%)


Each portfolio item +5% (max 10%)


Other experience +5% (max 5%)


Each additional employment history item +10% (max 30%)


Each skill test +10% (max 30%, including Column B)


Linked account +10% (if not used in Column B)

 

Here are some examples of achieving a 100% complete profile:

Example 1:

 

Example 2:

Photo

Title

Overview

Education

Employment history

At least one skill tag

60%

Photo

Title

Overview

Education

Employment history

At least one skill tag

60%

Upwork Readiness test

10%

Linked account

10%

Additional employment history

10%

Other experience

5%

2 portfolio items

10% (2 X 5%)

1 portfolio item

5%

2 certifications

10% (2 X 5%)

2 certifications

10% (2 X 5%)

   

Upwork Readiness test

10%

Total

100%

Total

100%

 

 

FAQ

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 (Column C) choices can then be used to reach 100%.

 

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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