Building a Profile - Minimum Requirements

Your profile is the key to a successful freelance career on goLance. Creating a profile that stands out will give you a competitive advantage over other freelancers of the same skill and experience level who have less complete profiles.
Below is a detailed outline of the essential items to include in your profile to get started with goLance.

Profile Headline
Profile Photo
Profile Description
Hourly Rate
Skills
English Proficiency
Employment History
Education History
Experience Level
Freelance Categories

See details about each below:

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Profile Headline

Your profile headline is the first thing potential employers will notice when scrolling through their list of applicants. Having a simple yet descriptive and catchy headline will generate interest and encourage clients to click on your application to view your profile. Try to be unique and refrain from generic headlines.

To create your profile headline

Click on your Avatar/Photo and select your profile
Click on Edit Profile
Scroll down to Headline and enter your headline and Save



Profile Photo

Uploading a recent and clear picture of yourself is vital to having a complete and competitive profile. Be sure to use an actual photo of yourself and not of other persons.

Profile Description

Your overview sets the tone for your profile by showing off your personality and giving clients a reason to read more about your skills and experience. Keep it brief here — only the first 250 or so characters will appear in the freelancer search results list. And remember, never include your contact information in your profile

Hourly Rate

Your hourly rate gives clients an idea of how much you generally charge and allows clients to filter freelancer searches by rate. This rate may be higher or lower than the actual rates in your goLance history, and it certainly does not prevent you from negotiating new contracts on a case-by-case basis.

When you change your rate on your profile, it will not affect your current contracts or proposals. So you can change it as often as you like. Some freelancers update it to match each proposal submitted. Others use it as a baseline for negotiations, much like a store would publish a higher full retail price and then offer discounts.

Skills

Having a complete profile with your work history and list of skills can help a potential client learn whether you are right for their project.

Language Proficiency

goLance is operated in English and you are required to share your proficiency in the language as part of your profile. You should self-assess your skill level, however, we do ask that you be truthful when assessing your language abilities. Setting inappropriate expectations may make it difficult to satisfy your clients and could adversely impact your reputation on goLance.

Employment History

You can use your work history to establish the credibility clients are looking for in a freelancer.

Education History

The Education section lets you add any degrees or diplomas you have earned.

Experience Level

Your experience level helps clients to match you with the most relevant projects. Be truthful in selecting your experience level. Setting inappropriate expectations may make it difficult to satisfy your client(s) and could adversely impact your reputation.

Freelance Categories

You can select up to 4 categories when you first create your freelancer account and up to 10 after you have been approved to join goLance. Your profile will be displayed in these categories so clients can easily search for freelancers based on the talent they need.
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