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13 Tips to Optimize Your Upwork and Fiverr Profile to Earn $100 a Week

When you search the internet, it is littered with stories of people making their way to the money. Some do it as a way to earn passive income; offering their services to customers who need them.

You may be wondering how is this possible.

Well, some build their social media platforms to become brands that attract customers, others go through the outbound marketing route, while others use independent platforms like Upwork and Fiverr and many other ways.

However, there are things you need to do, and these 13 tips to optimize your Upwork and Fiverr profile will help you reach at least $100 in 7 days.

1. Structure your biography: You can’t want or earn $100 in 7 days and have an “unstructured” biography. Your bio should inspire clients to respond to your proposal and desire your services. Look at your Bio…if you see a profile whose Bio is like yours, will you be willing to work with the person?

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Here’s a framework you can follow for your Upwork bio, according to Jake Victor.

  • Call the prospect
  • Identify your problem
  • Solution index
  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain how you will help them solve the problem
  • Add testimonials if you have any
  • Include your CTA (call to action)

2. Put a good image: Let your profile picture be authentic. Please don’t use photos that don’t look serious. Let your image focus on your face with good image quality.

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3. Hourly rate: This might seem most vital to many. Well, I would advise you to start at a tariff that will not make you look “cheap” and at the same time “too expensive”. You can get it for $40/hr. But no matter what rate you choose, have reasons why it’s your rate.

4. Use a good title: Your title must be unique. for example, direct response email writer for 6 and 7 figure fashion brands.

5. Have a video: A lot of people don’t like to do that. Maybe because they are not comfortable having a video of themselves on the internet.

Believe me, making a video on Upwork will make the client feel like they already know you. Before jumping on a call with you, they already have a sense of familiarity with you and that will bring them a little closer in their minds to hiring you.

You don’t need a fancy digital camera or a phone to do this. Speak confidently, sound professional but not rude. Introduce yourself, list your skills and the value you bring to your customers.

6. Overview: When writing your outline, show your clients that you’re the right person, but don’t seem desperate. Describe your strength, skills, accomplishments, etc.

Also, when writing your overview, targeting the right audience is key. It is wrong to list everything you have done. e.g. footballer, editor, security officer, etc. List those who are needed in the field you want to hire.

No one wants to rent a jack for all trades.

7. SEO Strategy: Remember that many other people want to attract the same customer as you. So, make sure your profile is filled with keywords that will help you get noticed and stay on top.

These keywords are words that surround your skill. For example, if you’re a copywriter, use words like email marketing, Facebook ad copy, video sales letter (VSL), etc.

8. Creative username: When choosing a username on Fiverr, don’t use a name just for fun. Remember that your username cannot be changed. Use usernames such as “YourContentPlug”, “HeartToHeartWriter”, etc., if you offer services such as content writing or you can use your name as your name username.

9. Link your social media accounts: When your Fiverr profile has the link to your (active) social media account, it proves that you are a real person and not a robot. This builds the trust the buyer will have in you.

10. Profile description: Your profile description on Fiverr should be about you only. This is not the place to name the number of skills you have.

11. Wallet: Show potential customers that you are not a novice. This is where you post the work you’ve done before. Do not post your work that has been poorly done. If there is only one job that is good, post only that one.

12. Certification: This is when you share your internal or external accomplishments. It’s a plus if you have acquired additional skills. It shows your dedication and commitment to learning new things.

13. Testimonials: Your testimonials should not be from work done solely on Upwork or Fiverr. Even testimonials made for customers, not on these platforms can be imported.

In conclusion, to earn $100 in 7 days, you need to have social proof that you are good at what you do.

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