How to Make a Winning Profile on in 9 Steps

On or OLJ, one of the best platforms where Filipinos can find online work, it’s important to have an appealing profile so you can get hired by potential employers or clients.

By making the most out of your profile on, you can showcase your experience, skills, and most importantly, the results you can achieve for your clients. olj profile - headphoto
Creating a Winning Profile on | Photo by Windows on Unsplash

In order to have a winning profile on, you need to:

Step 1: Go to Your ‘My Profile’ Page

Step 2: Upload a Professional Profile Photo

Step 3: Write Down Your Expected Salary, Education, and Available Hours

Step 4: Showcase Your Experience and What You Can Do for Your Clients

Step 5: Fill up Your Basic Information

Step 6: Finish All 3 Tests

Step 7: Write a “Client-Focused” Skill Summary

Step 8: Highlight Your Relevant Skills

Step 9: Verify Your Identity

Let’s go through each of these steps in detail by completing a blank sample profile on below.

  • If you have a complete profile that communicates to potential employers the benefits of hiring you, it increases your chances of standing out and being hired.
  • It adds value to your application, so you can charge clients for more money in exchange for your expertise.
  • OLJ discourages employers from hiring people with a low ID proof. So, it’s one of the basic requirements of being hirable.

9 Steps to Make a Winning Profile on

Step 1: Go to Your ‘My Profile’ Page olj profile 1 - access

To access your ‘My Profile’ page, simply click on your account in the upper right-hand corner. You’ll see the ‘My Profile’ button appear, simply click on it to access the page. You’ll be taken to a page that looks something like the one below. olj profile 2 - blank olj profile 2 - blank2

This is a totally blank sample profile that we will slowly fill up, from top to bottom, as we go through the guide.

Step 2: Upload a Professional Profile Photo

Starting from the top, the first thing you have to update is your profile photo. olj profile 3 - photo

Simply click on the photo icon and you will be prompted to select a file to upload. Make sure to use a professional-looking photo where your face is clearly visible and there is appropriate lighting. olj profile 3 - photo2

You can adjust how your photo will look on OLJ through the circle, the slider and the rotate button. The circle controls what part of the photo is shown, the slider controls the zoom, while the rotate button controls the angle.

Step 3: Write Down Your Expected Salary, Education, and Available Hours

Next, you need to indicate your expected salary, education, and available hours. olj profile 4 - salary

This is pretty straightforward but it’s important to not lowball your salary. Do your research on the market rate of the jobs that you are after. As long as you are delivering value in your service, then you can find an employer that will be willing to pay for that value.

Step 4: Showcase Your Experience and What You Can Do for Your Clients

This next part is very important. It’s where you indicate your experience. olj profile 5b - experience

To help your profile on OLJ stand out, you can write down what you can do for your clients. Answer the question:

“What can you help your client achieve?”

In the example in the photo, it shows a content writer with 7+ years of experience. But that’s not all, they also indicate that they can help clients rank first on Google. If you are an owner of a blogging website, then this might be a very attractive profile for you.

Step 5: Fill up Your Basic Information

Next, you need to fill up your basic information such as your birthday, address, gender, and website. olj profile 6 - basic

It’s important to input the same information as what is in your valid government ID that you’ll be uploading later.

Lastly, a website where you can showcase your portfolio will also greatly increase your appeal to potential employers or clients.

Step 6: Finish All 3 Tests olj profile 7 - tests

In the basic information section, click on the blue text “Take a test to improve your profile”. This will take you to a page where you can take the three available tests in Namely:

  1. IQ Test. This is a 15-minute test that will help employers understand your basic abilities.
  2. English Test. This is a 15-question test that will help employers understand your English language abilities. Some employers will only hire people who score high so make sure to prepare beforehand.
  3. DISC Profile Test. This test is more of a personality test where the results will help employers understand your working style.

Make sure to save and upload a screenshot of each of your test results so it will be shown on your profile.

Step 7: Write a “Client-Focused” Skill Summary

Most people were taught to write just whatever skills or experiences they have when writing a professional summary. However, rather than making your summary of skills all about you, you can get more success by thinking of the needs of your client.

Compare these two sample summary of skills on OLJ:

profile on 12 sample summary of skills OLJ a

When the client reads the one above, will they immediately connect it to a benefit of hiring you?

profile on 13 (sample summary of skills OLJ b)

How about this one above? It tells the client or employer that there is a clear benefit of hiring you.

Here’s another example. This time a sample summary of skills for a virtual assistant on

profile on 10 (sample summary of skills for virtual assistant a)

In this example, it shows and experience of the virtual assistant and the tools they are familiar with. Again, there’s no clear benefit of hiring you over other virtual assistants on OLJ.

profile on 11 (sample summary of skills for virtual assistant b)

But in this next example, the skill summary clearly tells the virtual assistant’s experience but also how it will turn into a benefit for interested employers and clients. This helps you stand out from the competition and increase your chances of getting hired.

So, rather than making your clients guess, you can immediately tell them what you can do for them through your skills and experience.

As long as you keep this in mind as you are writing your skills summary, you’ll be able to create one that really appeals to potential clients. A short 3 paragraph summary should be enough to clearly and concisely communicate why clients should work with you.

Step 8: Highlight Your Relevant Skills

Next, click on the ‘Edit’ button in the worker skills section. olj profile 9 - skills

You’ll be taken to the page below. Here, you just need to click on the number of stars on each skill to indicate how proficient you are. olj profile 9 - skills2

While it might be tempting to showcase as many skills as you have, if it’s not relevant to the job, it will just be clutter in your potential client’s eyes. So, just choose the ones that are relevant for the position you are applying to. You can always come back to update it.

Step 9: Verify Your Identity

Last but not the least, you need to verify your identity. This is very important to get a high ID proof in You need to get at least an 80 ID proof to have a good chance of being hired. Most methods of increasing your ID proof can be found by going to the verification page. 

If you need a step by step guide on how to get a high ID proof, please see the article “How to Increase ID Proof on to 100.”

ID Proof verification may take up to a week. In the meantime, you might want to get your work-from-home setup properly equipped with the right set of equipment.

Working long hours on your computer when your body is not comfortable could land you in rehab (like me.) The essential WFH setup includes a comfortable chair, an adjustable table, a laptop stand, an ergonomic mouse, and a wrist pad.

You can start with some cheap items first from online marketplaces like Lazada and Shopee. But it’s totally fine if you don’t have the budget for this yet. You can wait until you get your first salary and treat it as investing in your profession.

After the ID Proof verification, you are done! Your winning profile on is now complete.

You can now start looking for clients or employers in

Frequently Asked Questions

i) How do I upload my resume on

You cannot upload your resume on Instead, when sending a message to an employer, you can add a link to a resume that you have saved on a cloud storage service like Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox. For a step-by-step guide on how to do just this, please see “How to Attach Files on 4 Easy Steps

Haven’t prepared a resume specifically for online jobs? You can use the free resume template on this website to get started.

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Rod Michael Perez is the co-founder of The Remote Filipino Worker, a freelance writer, and an aspiring startup founder. He aims to help people who are in the same field to have a better buhay digital. On a day off, he plays video games, takes care of his dog, and cooks for his wife.