Increase your likelihood of finding clients by completing the following, 8 steps:
- Upload a professional profile photo
Visual representation is very important when it comes to having a profile that will get noticed. Your profile photo is how clients are introduced to you, and it governs their impressions of you from the start.
For detailed tips on how to take and choose the best profile photo for you, check out our article How do I choose a profile photo? Here are some quick tips to start you off:
- your photo should be a recent photo of you
- your face should take up 60% of the photo space
- your clothing should be professional and appropriate
- Upload gallery photos that display your work
This is where you post photos showcasing your best work. The right photos will help your profile stand out and be memorable to clients.
You will want to include before and after photos of spaces you have cleaned, organized, and added your magic touch to. For information on Gallery photos, see What are gallery photos?
Note: Do not include photos of business cards or flyers. Additionally, no contact information is allowed to be displayed in any of your photos. Including your personal contact information in your photos may result in profile deletion.
- Create an eye-catching headline
Who says your headline should just be your job title? Get creative when you are choosing a headline. Write something that will showcase your passion and why you love doing what you do. Ready to spruce up your headline? See How do I edit my headline?
- Create a detailed description
Your description is where you can really let your personality shine and let clients know who you are and share your story with them.
Bring life to your description by letting clients know why your skills matter and why you do the job you do; tell them about the difference you have made in the lives of the folks you have worked with and tell them about your accomplishments.
Spending extra time on your description. Create a few drafts and ask someone to edit them for you; you can keep your profile hidden until you are ready to publish it and return to make edits anytime. Take care when writing your description and pay attention to spelling and grammar - we promise, the extra time you spend is worth the effort!
Also, see How do I edit my description? and How do I hide my profile?
- Complete the "Reasons to hire me"
This feature of your profile enables you to highlight your most desirable qualifications as an employee. This section is one of the first things people see when looking at your profile, so it is an important step to complete.
Use this section of your profile to display what makes you unique. Do you have a special certification or license, do you speak multiple languages, maybe there is a cool project you worked on that taught you a particular skill?
For some examples on how to fill out the Reasons to hire me section, see How do I fill out the ‘Reasons To Hire Me’ section?
- Verify your phone number
Receive notifications directly to your phone by verifying your phone number. This will allow you to respond to client messages and apply to new jobs quicker.
Verifying your phone number also activates Telesafe on your account. Telesafe is our secure phone operating system that allows you to make and receive phone calls, without having to share your personal number. See, What is TeleSafe™? and How does TeleSafe™ work?
- Add recommendations
Recommendations authenticate who you are and enhance your credibility. Send recommendations requests to those you have worked with previously.
By asking for recommendations from previous clients, they can share the positive ways you have touched their lives through your work. It is a good idea to give them a heads up before sending the request!
How do I send a recommendation request?