What You Should Improve to Become a Preferred Freelancer

Would you like to get exclusive access to the best projects on Freelancer.com? Do you have what it takes to deliver quality work and have a customer-oriented attitude? Then the Preferred Freelancer Program wants you!

Being part of our Preferred Freelancer Program will guarantee you to get the best projects from the top employers on our site. You will receive constant support from the Freelancer.com team who will be constantly offering and recommending your services to employers.

But like any elite group, getting in isn’t easy. You need to meet certain requirements to be able to apply. You should earn high stats (i.e. jobs completed, jobs completed on time and on budget), should have over three projects completed on the site, and have good reviews, among others.

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However, there are some other ways you can improve your chances of becoming a Preferred Freelancer. Follow these tips:

1. Improve your Trust Score

Trust Score is a deal breaker when applying for the Preferred Freelancer Program. You may have been told that you need to improve it before re-applying.  

What is Trust Score? It is a value between 0-100 that shows to what extent we were able to verify who users say they are. Freelancers and employers with the high scores are the ones who put in more effort to verify themselves. This will reflect on how highly you can trust them.  

In order to be part of the Preferred Freelancers circle, you must be highly trustworthy, since you would be working for the top employers on the platform. The higher your Trust Score is, the higher your chances are of getting into the program.

It won’t take too long and you’ll thank us later for this tip. Stop wasting time and start getting verified here!

2. Take more Skills Tests

Sometimes employers require freelancers to have certain tests in order to be able to bid on their projects. These tests are inexpensive, they won’t break the bank if you want to take up a couple of them. They reflect the level of your skills and expertise in various areas.

Skills Tests fall under different categories such as websites, IT and software; mobile phones & computing; writing and content; design, media and architecture, and more.

The more tests you have with high scores, the closer you will get to becoming a Preferred Freelancer! Visit the Skills Lab and start taking tests today.

3. Get a more professional looking profile

Think about it this way: when you go to a job interview, you suit up and you polish your CV. Why? Well, first impressions are extremely important and you know that. You want to get the job, so you show the best that you’ve got.

Your Freelancer profile page is your CV on the platform and you should prepare it as you would for a job interview! Your portfolio should be polished and neat, with the best work you have ever done.

You should have a professional looking profile picture as well. Pick one where you look professional but not too serious; leave that vacation pic for uploading on Facebook.

Write a good description about yourself; make it appealing for the employer who is looking to hire. Double to check for spelling mistakes, and make sure you indicate all the skills you have.


Being part of such elite group of freelancers will make your freelancing life a lot better. You would get more quality projects and more quality employers. All of this, and with assistance from our Recruiting Team, a high-level support that will be help you get the best projects on our site, can it get any better? Follow these simple tips and apply to be a Preferred Freelancer by clicking here.

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