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Building Your goLance Profile: Tips for Freelancer Success

Maximizing your success as a freelancer on goLance starts with having a detailed profile. Think of it as your digital resume. It's the first thing potential employers will see when considering you for job opportunities.

Your profile completeness is displayed with a circle meter known as your "Profile Score". As you continue to add information to your profile, the meter will increase until you reach 10 and a green circle.

It's important to note that a minimum of 8 is required in order to apply for job postings.

Getting your profile to the 10 point mark is an important step but it's not the only factor that determines your success as a freelancer. To truly stand out, we recommend that you include as much relevant and accurate information as possible, such as your work history, skills, education, accomplishments, awards, and other details that showcase your abilities and experiences. The more information you provide, the more well-rounded and attractive your profile will be to potential clients.

Breakdown of the goLance profile

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.

Job Categories
Work Experience
Courses & Certificates
Awards & Achievements
Hourly Rate

Your profile is your first impression on potential clients and a crucial factor in securing job opportunities on goLance. Here are some key elements of your profile that you should focus on:

Photo: A clear and recent photo of yourself is important for creating a professional image. Avoid using pictures of others, using a logo or illustration and keep the background clear.

Headline: Your headline is the first thing clients will see when browsing through applicants. Make it catchy and descriptive, and avoid generic language.

Bio: Your overview section allows you to showcase your personality and gives client a reason to learn more about your skills and experience. Keep it brief - only the first 250 characters will appear in the freelancer search results list. Avoid includi your contact information in this section.

Video This is a great way to stand apart from competition as you can authentically represent who you are and what you are capable of.

Job Categories: Select up to 4 categories when creating your account and up to 10 after approval. These categories will allow clients to search for freelancers based on their specific talent needs.

Skills: Skills help clients determine if you are the right fit for their project.

Work Experience: Use your work history to build credibility and show clients your past experiences.

Courses & Certificates If you have completed any other form of training or received other certificates, this can help set you apart from others by defining your particular skillset.

Languages: As goLance operates in English, it's essential to indicate your proficiency in the language and different languages, if you choose.

Education: Add any degrees or diplomas you have earned.

Publications Add to your credibility with any publications that you may have or be a part of.

Awards & Achievements Take a moment to brag about what you have achieved in the past, this is a great way to show off your skills, wok ethic and personality.

Hourly Rate: Your hourly rate provides clients with an idea of your general rate and helps them filter their search. You can change your rate on your profile at any time, and it won't affect your current contracts or proposals.

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Updated on: 22/02/2023

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