Your profile summary provides employers with a short description of yourself as a freelancer on the site. Here's some advice on how you can best write it.
Get it right the first time
Your summary is one of the best ways to sell your services to employers, so it is important to avoid spelling and grammar mistakes. Always ask someone to proofread your summary.
Tell us why you’re different
Stand out from the crowd by describing your own experiences, processes or offers. It is always better to provide guarantees which are in line with your current business process, although it is good to have at least one relevant to your industry. For example, some freelancers in the design industry specify the number of revisions that they offer and others guarantee quality work or 24-hour support.
Use the opportunity to sell yourself
Think about your strengths and use these to drive interest in your services. Perhaps your team has dedicated staff to handle communications or perhaps your processes enable you to place a solid emphasis on quality. Let us know why your team is amazing!
Pay attention to the details
Don’t just say you love what you do and leave it at that. Use correct terminologies, construct meaningful sentences, and lay out your paragraphs with excellent grammar.
Emphasize your skills
Absolutely list any work experience that you have had. Did you spend some time as a hard core coder before transitioning to project management? Showcase your versatility and the range of work that you can deliver.
Accurately represent your abilities
Employers sometimes like to know whether you have the time and resources to complete large, medium or small projects, so it is important to list your skills in ways that attract the right employers.
Be very specific
Ensure that you list the technologies you’re familiar with and use relevant terms, as this is a great way to show your employer what you know.
Describe your experience and achievements
Have you won awards, or were you a scholarship student at a well-respected institution? We’d love to hear about it.
Update your profile regularly
As your skills and experience change over time, ensure that you keep us updated to improve your chances of getting the jobs you want.
The profile summary is where you can briefly provide important details that make you the best suited freelancer for a job. Read here for three more tips to make sure your summary works in your favor.