Create Your Profile Title and URL

The title of your profile is your first impression to potential clients. It allows you to share your top skills and area of expertise. To edit your profile title Go to Find Wor...

Add Profile Overview

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Profile Portrait Photo

To complete your Upwork profile and start submitting proposals, you must upload a profile portrait photo. Profile photos must be an actual picture of you. Tips for choosing a gr...

Add Video Overview

Adding a professional video to your profile is an excellent way to market your relevant experience and expertise to prospective clients. You can give your proposals a competitiv...

Add Hourly Rate to Profile

Your hourly rate gives clients an idea of how much you generally charge and allows clients to filter freelancer searches by rate. This rate may be higher or lower than the actua...

Set Your Experience Level

Your experience level helps clients to match you with the most relevant projects. Be truthful in selecting your experience level. Setting inappropriate expectations may make it ...

Profile Portfolios

Your portfolio is where you have the opportunity to impress potential clients with real-life examples of your skills and expertise. Use it to show off projects related to any or...

Add Education History

The Education section lets you add any degrees or diplomas you have earned. If you studied a subject but didn't graduate, feel free to include that as well. To add your educatio...

Add Employment History

You can use your work history to build on your portfolio to establish the credibility clients are looking for in a freelancer. To add your work history to your profile Go to F...

Add Other Experiences

The Other Experiences section is where you can add anything that doesn't easily fit into the other sections of your profile but is relevant to the types of projects you seek thr...

Set Your Service Categories

You can select up to 4 categories when you first create your freelancer account, and up to 10 after sign-up, where your profile will be displayed in the marketplace. To update y...

Add Skills

Having a complete profile with your work history and list of skills can help a potential client learn whether you are the right person for their project. To add skills to your p...

Add Certifications

Adding certifications to your profile that you've earned outside of Upwork is a great way to show off your skills and qualifications. To add a certification Go to Find Work >...

Add English Proficiency

Upwork is operated in English, therefore setting a (self-assessed) English proficiency is required as part of the basic freelancer account setup process. All we ask is that you ...

Add Other Languages

Upwork draws users from around the globe and many prefer to collaborate in languages besides English. In addition, some projects may require the ability to read and write (or tr...

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