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Humans Tip: Profile Building 101

Tips March 13, 2017

Building a strong profile is the first step to turning your talents into cash or jump-starting your small business on . Your profile is a valuable tool for connecting with potential clients—it shows them who you are, what you can do, and why you’re the best person for the job.

The process is easy: join our open community and follow these three simple steps to make your profile stand out.

Define your expertise

Clearly conveying your skills, knowledge, and expertise is key to creating a strong profile on Potential clients want to immediately understand exactly what you can do and how you can help them. Highlight your education and past work experience to demonstrate a strong background and proven work ethic.

Showcase your skills

Showcasing your skills with work samples and/or photos is important for building a compelling and comprehensive profile. Are you a talented designer? Let’s see your work. A photographer? Show us what you can do. A musician? Upload a video of yourself singing or playing an instrument. These details help potential clients get a strong sense of your skill level and visualize your talent.

Add credibility

Humanizing your profile has a big impact on your ability to connect with potential clients. is all about people using their skills to help other people. Include a profile picture of yourself to show that you are a real person. Link to social media accounts to add credibility and invite clients to learn more about you. Featuring testimonials from past work experiences can further demonstrate that you are trustworthy, reliable, and qualified.