A step by step guide to get your Upwork profile approved.
As the Upwork platform grows more popular, the upwork team is making it hard for new users to ensure the hiring of competent candidates. Lately, I’ve been getting an increasing number of requests from readers who are worried about their profiles rejection by Upwork team. Before we start make sure to keep 1 thing in mind that this strict policy of Upwork team is a good thing.
The steps I am going to share below are basically a trick to get your profile approved. Follow the steps below to get your profile approved for a good purpose and not for spamming the platform.
This will only work if your profile is once rejected.
The tips & tricks mentioned below are used and tested. If this doesn’t work for your profile it’s a bad luck. Don’t blame me for that.
Go to your Profile>> Settings
Enter your password for authentication
Answer your security question
On Settings page, Go to Contact Info tab from left menu
Change your Time Zone to +5:00 , Islamabad, Karachi (If its already set, leave it)
Click on Profile Settings from left menu
Set your Profile Visibility to Public
Change Search Engine Visibility to Show my full name
Select Project Preference to Both short-term and long-term Projects
Set Experience Level to Entry level
Under Categories remove all pre selected categories
Now choose the following categories
In Web, Mobile & Software Development section
Other, Software Development
Save Categories & Go to your Profile under Find Work in the top menu.
Edit your title & change it to Mobile Developer
Change your hourly rate to $20
Make sure to delete all your portfolios if you have any
Edit your skills & remove all the selected skills
Now add the following skills
iPhone App Development
Mobile UI Design
Click on save and confirm removal of your previously added skills.
Remove all Certifications & Employment History
Remove your Education & Other Experiences
On the right side change your Languages to English: Fluent
Now if you have followed all the steps mentioned above, Click on Resubmit Profile button on top of your profile page under Notice section and click OK in the confirmation popup.
Now visit any other page on your profile and then click on the Profile page again. I hope its approved now.
If it worked make sure to share it with your friends who are in worry and actually have some skills to do something on UPWORK.