How to get approved on Upwork 2023

Today, I want to walk you through how to register on Upwork and get your profile approval quickly. This process is for those trying to register for the first time; trust me, this process will work for Fiverr and other freelancing websites. 

According to the CEO of the Upwork website, gets about 12,000 new Registrations Daily on the Website. As the site keeps growing and becoming more relevant, the site also becomes more selective with who can apply for freelancing jobs. After my previous post on How to make money as a freelancer in Ghana, most people need help getting their Upwork profile approved.

I know this can be frustrating. So today, I will share a proven strategy I have tested behind the scenes to increase your profile's chances of getting approved by Upwork. So let's get started. 

How to register Upwork and get approved easily

1. First go to Enter your valid email address, or you can also continue with Google
How to get approved on Upwork 2023
2. Now, on this page, enter your First name, Last name, and Password, then select work as Freelancer( If you choose to Hire for a project means you are not working as a freelancer; instead, you are going to pay people to do a job for you). Enter your user name like below 

3. Now verify your account through the email they sent by checking your email account

4. You will be directed to this page; then click on continue.

5. On the getting started page, Click on Start My Profile

6. Now, on the Expertise page, select what you will offer as a freelancer; I like Motion Graphic and Video Production since that's what I am good at. Also, video editing was chosen as my offer

7. At the Expertise level, select Intermediate and not Entry  Level.

8. Enter Your educational background in this section  

9. What is your English proficiency? Choose Fluently

10. Enter $20 as your Hourly rate 

11.Enter your Title,(I entered Video Editor)  then  write sometime about your professional overview  

12. Now upload your image (make sure its a professional portrait that clearly shows your face)

13. Enter your location information like I did below 

14. Type your Phone number, then click Preview Profile

15. Now you will be directed to your profile like below; you are to wait for 24 hours to get Approval.


Getting approved on Upwork in 2023 requires completing your profile, choosing the right category, taking skill tests, writing a compelling proposal, and being responsive to potential clients. Following these tips can increase your chances of getting approved on Upwork and landing your first freelancing job. Building a successful freelancing career takes time and effort, but you can achieve your goals with determination and hard work.

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