It all starts by creating a great profile and outlining all your skills, from your proficiency in languages to any relevant Chinese experience and technical knowledge. Uploading relevant certificates, qualifications, your portfolio and testimonials will help to raise your profile.
Then prepare a compelling job proposal when you see a match for your bilingual Chinese skills. Getting work online is a lot like traditional searching — you submit a detailed proposal for the job you want to do, and then impress potential Clients before being offered the project.
Create an impressive profile
Your profile page is where you can showcase your skills, experience and even personality. Think of it as an introduction, CV, and marketing brochure rolled into one, highlighting your bilingual skills, experience, and portfolio; education and accomplishments; and any language certification. Uploading relevant certificates, qualifications, your portfolio and testimonials will help to raise your profile. The best profiles are complete, well-written, error-free, and feature a professional, friendly-looking picture. And remember to update your profile regularly. Every time you finish a project or a piece of work that adds to your experience, update your profile to reflect that.
Stand out with a well-prepared proposal and tailored cover letter
When you have spotted a project that you can do, prepare your bid and if necessary add a cover letter. It’s essential to offer a clear and detailed description about your experience that is RELEVANT. This will greatly increase your likelihood of getting the job, so make sure it is professional, well-written, error-free and tailor-made for that specific project. If there are links to similar work that can help provide a better understanding of your previous experience, then you should make use of them. You can also showcase previous Client references if you have them. Finally, make sure you confirm that you are able to meet the deadline.