Writing a proposal for a job in Upwork, getting interviewed to landing a job is just like the traditional way of going to school getting a cert, applying for a job, getting interviewed, and finally getting employed.
But then, most newbie Upworkers don’t see it that way.
They feel because it’s online, most things doesn’t matter. Whereas they do.
The generic advice you read on Upwork is to do two things. First, they tell you to optimize your profile by adding a good summary and adding your portfolio. The other one is to apply to a lot of jobs.
While there is some truth behind it, I wouldn’t take them at face value. You’ll see more why below. Instead, get a copy of the UPWORK SUCCESS GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS, if you want to get more interviews and succeed in Upwork.