First of all, you’re bidding on the wrong requests. You have 5 years of experience and 300+ websites behind you. Why are you bidding on $5 jobs? None of these even say what exactly they need. How can you bid on requests with limited information? You know they can easily accept your offer and then you’re either forced to deliver something you don’t want or cancel and lose your ranking. This so-called little modification might easily be a plugin development.
Start bidding on requests that actually match your skills and experience.
Take more than 30 seconds to write a proper offer
These one-line responses will be ignored. Instead write about your experience, explain the value you can provide and talk about your work process.
You have a ton of work to do on your profile.
- Get a better picture of yourself. A professional photo where you’re actually looking at the camera.
- Get rid of the photoshop gigs. There are thousands of sellers offering background removal for $5. Why do you want to compete with them? You won’t have any future in it either. You won’t get $100 for a background removal.
- Focus on Wordpress development or translation.
- For the translation gig you can create a video. Talk about your experience as a translator. (If you haven’t worked as a translator and your grammar is not perfect then drop that gig as well)
- Write a better gig description for your Wordpress gig. If possible, make a video portfolio. However, don’t use a cheap whiteboard video. There are plenty of those.
- If you wish to offer maintenance service then list the issues you can fix.
- If you wish to offer web development then pick a framework or a theme, learn it and focus only on a specific niche. There are way too many “I will build everything” gigs out there. For example, I focus only on local businesses(mom and pop stores) offering some type of offline service. I don’t do any eCommerce, membership nor affiliate sites. I leave these to others.
Once you’ve done all of this then start reading
And if you really want to take this to the next level then look up WP Elevation and sign up for the next course.