How Anyone Can Get Their Upwork Profile Approved Step By Step:
Recently I spent over 6 months learning the ins and outs of Upwork from some of the highest paid freelancers in the world. 20 of these freelancers I've learned from have earned over seven million dollars combined on just Upwork alone.
The first step to having a successful career on Upwork is having the ability to get your account approved. Upwork utilizes an algorithm that vets potential profiles typically between 12 and 24 hours after you submit your profile. Part of the reason why it can be challenging to get your account approved is because Upwork gets over 10,000 applications per day according to their CEO
I know some of you who are having trouble getting your Upwork account approved are probably super irratated and annoyed by this, so what I've decided to do is share some of the secrets I've learned from some of the Upwork ninja's I work with.
One thing to keep in mind is that its actually great that Upwork has strict vetting rules because then you can join their exclusive club where there will be less competition and have the opportunity to earn a great deal of money doing what you love.
What Upwork really is, is a search engine that connects businesses with freelancers. In a way its kind of like Google. Similarly to other search engines Upwork utilizes an alogrith which acts as a security measure to ensure the best experience possible.
However there are actually ways that you can work around their algorithm and get your account approved if you follow these steps.It Ain't Over:
To give you some peace of mind, even if your Upwork account doesn't get approved it doesn't mean its over and you won't be able to be a freelancer on Upwork. You can simply make a few adjustments to your profile and try two, three, even four times if you want to.Position Yourself Professionally:
If you're going to be freelancing on Upwork, your essentially becoming an entrepreneur. Upwork wants members who look and act the part and there some small things you can do to help with your positioning. For instance right when your signing up for Upwork it will ask you to submit your email address. If you look closely it will ask you if you have a “work email address”. This isn't mandatory but it can definitely give you an edge over the competition.