Not Sucessful on FreeLancer sites.....
April 21, 2013 10:04am CST
hi friends iam not sucessfull on freelancer sites like odesk and elance. iam expressing my views about these sites. I have signed up for these sites 3 days ago and i bid for projects around 30 projects in 2 sites but not selected. There is huge competition in these sites. Also in odesk getting bangladesh smell. And in elance iam seeing world wide freelancers but in elance they want quality of work but iam write person for content writing or data entry but iam not sucessful over 3 days no one selected me as u any one happened to you how many days did u wait for the clients to be selected.
21 Apr 13
Before you bid, please have some questions in your mind: 1. Have you modified your profile so that people get attracted? You said you are "write" person, but how "write" are you? You can express your ability and professionalism to the clients through your profile. For example, you can have a brief introduction to yourself and why are you competitive among other people working on data entry and content writing. Clients look for the best. 2. Have you uploaded your CV to portfolio? A CV (curriculum vitae) shows your working experience, therefore professionalism. A good CV should include your successes in career, famous clients you have worked for, complete contact info etc. 3. Have you uploaded your example of work to portfolio? An example of work is extremely important because if the potential clients are satisfied with your example of work (content writing for instance), there's a great chance that they'll hire you. There is huge competition in these sites therefore the only way to survive is being competitive. And the lucky thing is that if you get hired and produce quality work for that client, there's possibility that the client will re-hire you or he/she will hire you as full-time writer. Have a good day. May God bless you.
• United States
21 Apr 13
Perhaps you were not selected because of high prices. As a new user you need to come in at low amounts just to get experience. Also on Odesk have you taken the "tests" that they have to boost your profile? Good things take time so keep at it as I don't see why you will not get a job down the line if you put the right effort into your profile. Good luck