How to create an amazing freelance profile – stand out and win work

Secure work as a freelancer by creating the best profile possible. Let us guide you through every step.

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and go freelance, you’ve signed up to PeoplePerHour (if not, what are you waiting for?) and now you’re waiting for the work to roll in. But before you’re going to get any freelance work, you need to create an all-singing, all-dancing freelance profile bio that will win you jobs and get you noticed.

We’ve been in this game for a while- heck, we even created the platform. So, we know a thing or two about creating a freelance profile. In this blog post we’re going to guide you through each element of creating a freelancer profile to give you the best possible chance of winning work.

Upload a freelancer profile photo

The nature of freelance work is remote which takes away traditional face to face introductions. This means that a buyer (business) has only got your profile information to go on before deciding whether or not you are trustworthy enough to give work to.

This is your opportunity to present yourself in a positive way and show a business that you are professional and committed.

Avoid blurry, low-light quality pictures and opt for a front-facing head and shoulders shot, *just like this one of Charlie the Goldie:

*Humans only, sorry Charlie.

Create an enticing freelance bio

First impressions count. Think of your PeoplePerHour freelance profile as your very own online CV.  This is your chance to really sell your skills and experience and showcase all the reasons why you are the best person for the job. Yes, you. Move over, hotshot Sharon, Charlie the Goldie is in town.

Initially, only the first 3 sentences of your freelance bio will be visible to a business. Be as interesting and engaging as possible and avoid using corporate jargon. Double check all information provided and ensure that there are no spelling or grammar mistakes.

Add your superstar skills and experience

When buyers search for your services, the keywords you use for your skills and experience will show up so ensure these are as up to date as possible.

Figure out your freelancer hourly rate

If you’re unsure how much or how little you should be charging as a freelancer hourly rate, it’s worth doing your homework to see how others in your field are pricing themselves. Experience, additional training and the calibre of previous projects worked on will all impact your fee. Don’t sell yourself short. Remember that even when you complete work there will be service fees to pay in addition to the dreaded tax return in January. Price yourself realistically but ensure the end result will be worth your while.

Showcase your best work – upload a killer freelancer portfolio

In life we always want to try before we buy. Whether it’s Instagram pictures of food at a restaurant enticing us to visit or reading book reviews before we make the purchase, showing examples of your work will be the key decision maker for a buyer. Take time to choose your very best work, ensure the files are uploaded properly, clearly laid out and enticing.

Feature your profile to get noticed

If you are new to PeoplePerHour and want to get noticed, you can feature your profile to appear higher in search results.

Of course, the best way to grow your presence is by growing your reputation organically, consistently delivering great work and receiving positive feedback. Get recommendations from your own network of colleagues and previous clients. This can help reassure potential buyers that you are a trusted professional and help you move further up the ranks.

Keep it fresh

Make sure you come back regularly to refresh your profile, add in any new skills and keep your portfolio up to date with the best samples of your work.

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Ready to move onto the next step? Check out our other how-to guides for freelancers.

How to create an appealing freelancer application

How to create an appealing freelancer offer

How to boost your proposals

Rosella
Rosella is PeoplePerHour's Content & Community Manager. When she isn't working on words she enjoys eating heavy carbs, swimming and listening to 70s disco.
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Md. Abdul Hai
Md. Abdul Hai
01 Aug 2018

This is really useful tropic .

Moira Magee
Moira Magee
01 Aug 2018

Great feedback from happy customers also helps immeasurably! So all you buyers out there, make sure you leave great feedback when you’ve had a great experience with a seller. It really boosts our profile and helps us to win more work by telling others about the great work we have done for you. You’ll also get the same love sent straight back at you!

Arthur Horne
Arthur Horne
02 Aug 2018

Nice tips to create a perfect seller profiles to get more sells.

Keshar
Keshar
02 Aug 2018

Nice

Md. Istieak Ahmed
Md. Istieak Ahmed
02 Aug 2018

Useful article.
Thanks

MD Omar Faruk
MD Omar Faruk
02 Aug 2018

Thanks for helpful articles.

Grace Ngari
Grace Ngari
02 Aug 2018

Insightful!

Ahmed Kibria
Ahmed Kibria
03 Aug 2018

Make it easy for me

Ojaokomo Oluwadurotimi Nathan
Ojaokomo Oluwadurotimi Nathan
03 Aug 2018

Thank you for this

Dehan Nathaniel
Dehan Nathaniel
03 Aug 2018

Thank you.

Al Mamun
Al Mamun
03 Aug 2018

Thank You

Md. Abdul Hai
Md. Abdul Hai
03 Aug 2018

Really useful
Thanks

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sardees sooraj
04 Aug 2018

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05 Aug 2018

Useful article.

Sohel
Sohel
06 Aug 2018

Thanku

Sojibul Islam
Sojibul Islam
06 Aug 2018

Really very helpful!!!

Jaouad
Jaouad
07 Aug 2018

Great!!!!

Hitesh Viramgama
Hitesh Viramgama
09 Aug 2018

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Himani Rani Baishnab
Himani Rani Baishnab
09 Aug 2018

This is helpful and amazing tips.

Madhusudan Bhowmik
Madhusudan Bhowmik
11 Aug 2018

Great concept

saniamalik686
saniamalik686
13 Aug 2018

Great feedback from happy customers also helps immeasurably! So all you buyers out there, make sure you leave great feedback when you’ve had a great experience with a seller. It really boosts our profile and helps us to win more work by telling others about the great work we have done for you. You’ll also get the same love sent straight back at you!

nazmus
nazmus
17 Aug 2018

oh! that helps me a lot.

Nick
Nick
20 Aug 2018

Thank you for the suggestions!

Sofia El Hatri
Sofia El Hatri
22 Aug 2018

Very useful, thank you!

Gurpal Singh
Gurpal Singh
22 Aug 2018

Helpful and Nice!!!!
Thanks.

Mark
Mark
22 Aug 2018

Very nice article!
Thank you for the tips!

Fotis
Fotis
22 Aug 2018

That’s a great and very helpful article Natalie!
Thank you very much!

Myriam
Myriam
23 Aug 2018

Nice! Thanks!

Suraj
Suraj
29 Aug 2018

These basic things are really helpful.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Gio
Gio
31 Aug 2018

Good tips! Will try to do them all! Thanks

Aseem
Aseem
15 Apr 2019

Thank you very much for share useful tips.

Joseph
Joseph
11 Jun 2019

Loving these blogs. Thanks, Nat!

Natalie
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Natalie
12 Jun 2019
Reply to  Joseph

We are happy you are happy!

Sema
Sema
20 Aug 2019

Very nice tips

Mukisa hightone
Mukisa hightone
20 Aug 2019

This is so good I love it

Jose
Jose
21 Aug 2019

nice!

Christian Morales
Christian Morales
22 Aug 2019

Very well. Now I have an idea of how to write my profile as a freelancer.

MIsty saha
MIsty saha
02 Sep 2019

ok i will

Shihab
Shihab
07 Sep 2019

Want to brake peopleperhour record. I am making a ROCKSTAR profile here. I just Join in PPH for brake all the past record.

Muzzammil Shaikh
Muzzammil Shaikh
15 Sep 2019

This is very useful information for any beginner or experience one.
Thanks very much…

Kim
Kim
24 Mar 2020

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Bhavyakrishna
Bhavyakrishna
28 May 2020

Nice

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