4) Add your skills
There are thousands of skills you can claim on our system. These range from Accounting to Zendesk API development.
At a minimum, you need to add one skill. But there is no maximum.
Adding skills is easy. Simply start typing in the 'tag your skills' box and our system will suggest skills you add to your profile.
For each skill you add, you can include extra information about your experience with it.
You can see with this example, adding three skills, 'PHP', 'Object Oriented PHP' and 'phpMyAdmin' creates three correpsonding boxes for you to highlight your experience with each particular skill.
Experience = "12 years experience creating PHP websites. Comfortable with frameworks including Laravel and CodeIgniter."
Note: Only skills with a completed 'experience' field will be shown in the experience section of your profile. This is to make it easier for a client to hire a freelancer with a suitable level of experience for their project.
Skills are key to matching
Something to be mindful of is the more relevant skills you add, the more projects you can match with.
We take the quality of our skills to project matching very seriously. Good matches make for successful projects. And successful projects mean happy clients and happy freelancers.
When adding skills to your profile, only add skills you genuinely have:
- This ensures you only get notified when relevant projects are posted
- Our system can cleverly spot ‘skill spam’ and this might prevent you getting sent projects
- Our customer success team manually reviews worker profiles and can block anyone that looks like a skill spammer