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Skill Issue? Upwork Users' Pain and Suffering

Dmytro Poberezhnyi β€’ 2023-07-28

How misunderstanding Upwork skills can lead to failure

Hey GigRadar Fam! πŸ‘‹

We're back with some exciting updates and industry news that you just can't miss! Our team has been working tirelessly to bring you new features, and we've also gathered some insightful articles from the world of lead generation. So, let's jump right into it!

Β πŸ“‘ GigNews

GigRadar Changelog: New Features Alert! πŸš€

The wheels of innovation are always turning here at GigRadar. We've been busy behind the scenes working on some pretty exciting new features, all designed to make your GigRadar experience even better. Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up:

🎯 New Filter for Unspecified Budget Jobs: No more sifting through vague job postings! We've added a new filter that lets you exclude jobs with unspecified budgets.

⏲️ Auto-Turn-On for Disabled Scanners: Ran out of connects? Don't worry! GigRadar will now re-enable scanners turned off due to insufficient connects in the last 7 days.

πŸ“Š Download Proposals to CSV from Dashboard: Already using our webhook to connect your Upwork performance to your CRM? Great! Now you can also download all your proposals in a neat CSV format.

πŸ“ˆ Historical Usage Chart on Billing Page: Keep a closer eye on your bidding activities with our new feature. Now, you can track how much you're sending bids with GigRadar through a handy usage chart.

πŸ” Filter Proposals by Manager / Reply Status: Want to see how a particular lead gen manager crafts proposals? You got it! Filter and review proposals based on the manager or reply status.

⚠️ Usage Limit Events: Stay informed! Our event system will now notify you upon reaching 50, 75, 100% of the usage limits.

πŸš€ Faster Job Search in "Preview Results": We've improved our search feature for quicker and smoother job discovery.

βœ”οΈ Sardor AI Link Validation: Our Sardor now ensures that all links in your cover letters are valid and properly formatted.

To see all available features of GigRadar

Upwork Skills: The How and Why πŸ’ͺ

It's time to revise your Upwork skills! In her insightful article, Tamara breaks down the process of choosing the right skills for your Upwork profile. Remember, your clients might not be as technical as you, and your skills need to speak their language.

This guide involves studying 100 ideal job posts, creating a Google spreadsheet to track the skills mentioned, and ultimately choosing your top 15 skills for your General profile. And remember, for specialized profiles, add all you can!

The key takeaway? You are not your client! So, tailor your profile to resonate with your potential clients' understanding.

Check out Tamara's full guide here.

Help Center Revamp: Information Galore πŸ“š

Hey GigRadar fam, we're super stoked to announce that our Help Center is getting a big-time makeover. It's not just about setting up GigRadar anymore; we're going full throttle to provide comprehensive insights on how to build a strong presence on Upwork, score more leads, and optimize your lead generation efforts 24/7!

From in-depth guides to tips and tricks on getting more outbound and inbound leads, we're rolling out an arsenal of resources to help you conquer Upwork. We've even got some fresh articles about crafting compelling cover letters up and ready for you to devour.

😌 Just a quick tip: Upwork is bustling over the weekends!

Our data highlights that client activity and response rates peak, especially on weekends. Catch the wave of weekend opportunities on Upwork!

Β  Don't let the weekend relax your hustle; with GigRadar's 24/7 lead generation, you can seize these prime times.

πŸ—žοΈ LeadGenNews

LinkedIn's CoachAI:

LinkedIn is reportedly working on an AI chatbot named CoachAI, designed to assist users in searching and applying for jobs on the platform!

πŸ“© Say Goodbye to Email Open Rate:

If clicks and opens are the foundation of your email strategy, the future data privacy landscape might require a new approach. Check out this insightful article.

And there you have it, team! In this dynamic digital world, staying adaptable and up-to-date is crucial.

Never halt your quest for knowledge, keep perfecting those proposals, and continue rising through the ranks. Remember, we at GigRadar are cheering you on.

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