Create a professional profile that reflects your strengths
It's really easy to create a freelance profile. For example, there are only 4 steps to creating a professional profile on weliketowork.com:
- Enter your personal details. It sounds simple but all parts are essential so you can be contacted, paid and hired.
- Upload a profile picture. Keep it professional and friendly, even with remote online freelancing, clients want to build a working relationship and a nice smart profile picture always helps.
- Write a professional bio. This only needs to be a brief summary of your skills, background and experience. Be sure to include number of years' experience, qualifications and note-worthy professional achievements.
- Add your skills. Selecting suitable and relevant skills is key to being matched with projects. For each skill you add, be sure to include something to evidence your skill.
But to be successful, you need to shape and optimise your profile so it reflects your strengths. Your bio and skills should combine to show you have a deep understanding of, and relevant experience in, a particular field of work.
It could be tempting for the Wordpress developer to add skills they genuinely have, for example, Photoshop, logo design, excel, powerpoint. But adding these skills can dilute the Wordpress specialism and focus.
In other words, the skills profile needs to look like a very narrow T shape. Here's what you might expect a Wordpress developer's skill profile to look like: