Product update: Introducing the new Peep profiles
Over the last few months, we’ve been hard at work preparing the updates to the Peep profile design on CloudPeeps. We’re excited to finally share the new look and feel, as well as how this update will help further your freelance career.
Why the update?
One of our main goals is to help you showcase your skills and experience so that you can make more successful matches with clients. Part of this involves learning the best ways to help you display and share your professional background and capability in a way that’s geared towards freelancing or client work. For the past year and a half, we’ve learned more and more about what clients are looking for in Peeps — we’ve taken that knowledge and harnessed it into building beautiful profiles that highlight how talented you are.
New profile design
The first thing you’ll notice is that we’ve done a total revamp of the profile design, making it more streamlined and visually appealing. We want you to feel proud to share your profile, and to start using it as your go-to freelance portfolio.
Updated profile elements
A large part of this update includes adding in new elements to better showcase your experience and interests. When you log in and update your profile, you’ll notice that there are new tabs to fill out, including areas to share your basic info, social channels, availability, experience, portfolio, interests and skills. In the future, clients will be able to directly search the community for Peeps to work with, and adding in these elements will enable them to learn more about you to decide if they want to hire you.
Experience: Clients often ask for previous work experience when they’re listing a job. We added a place to show off who you’ve worked with so you won’t need to re-share your experience with each client — it’s right there for them to view!
Availability: Your workload and availability changes constantly as a freelancer – the notorious ‘feast or famine’ vibe we’re wanting to solve. Your availability is one of the top things clients look at when they’re engaging someone. Now, you can specify:
- If you’re seeking work on CloudPeeps (no problem if you’re not – keep your profile up-to-date for when you are again!)
- Your general hours
- How many hours a week you have free
- How long you can commit to this availability
Keeping this part of your profile current is really important for making sure you see jobs that are relevant to you on CloudPeeps. Update it on your profile every few weeks.
Portfolio: Previously, the portfolio was five basic links. Now you can upload images, links, descriptions and more to showcase some of your top work. Experiment with the order, success metrics and what you include to analyze its impact on clients.
Interests: This is another important section to update – especially the industries you love question. This is so we can better match you with jobs that suit your passions.
Skills: Another thing we’ve learned is that clients often want to reach out and learn more about Peep skills and experience with different tech tools. By adding in a place for you to list skills you have and tools you know well, we believe that clients will be encouraged to hire more quickly as they can now easily learn more about you.
Since we’ve added new sections to the profiles you’ll be prompted to fill out more of your details the next time you log in. Updating your profile will help you be even more attractive to potential clients, as they now will be able to learn more about you when they’re deciding who to hire.
Please take a few moments to log in and update your profile so that you can begin showing it off to potential clients!
A huge thank you and congratulations to our team – Mat, Aaron, Tessa, Shannon and Kat for getting this launched.
Questions or feedback about the update? Feel free to comment here, or email us at email@example.com.
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