goLance - Profile Creation

How To Create An Account On goLance

If you’re reading this, odds are you are at the start of launching your career as a freelancer.  On behalf of goLance WELCOME! We are excited to help bridge your journey with new opportunities and jobs. This guide will cover the fundamentals of setting up your goLance account. Please keep in mind we have other guides (found here) to help you set up shop correctly and fast.

How To Create An Account On goLance

STEP 1:

A) Click here to visit the goLance sign up page.

B) You will have two options to join goLance. The first is using social media to create an account. The second is filling out the fields to create an account. Pick whichever option is easiest for you.

goLance - Join 1

STEP 2:

A) For this guide we have selected option 2 — filling out the fields. When you do this you will be asked to verify your email.

Confirm Email

B) It may take up to 10 minutes before you receive an email from goLance. If you do not receive an email you can request a second confirmation be sent to you via the verification page.

goLance - Confirm email 2

STEP 3:

After clicking to verify your email address you will be directed to a page that will ask you to select your main purpose to for being on goLance.

The three options are:

A) To Hire People

B) To Find Work

C) To Find Work And Hire People

goLance - Purpose

 

STEP 4:

The next screen will ask you to select your skills. You can skip this option, however, we strongly advise you do not and instead, continue to fill out your profile as much as possible.

goLance - Select Skills

Where it says, “Add Skills” you will type in your skills. A list will appear click on the ones that are your skills. These will be stored to the right where it says, “Selected Skills” as shown in the image below.

goLance - Select Skills 2

STEP 5:

The next screen will ask you to select up to 10 categories that are related to your expertise.

goLance - Categories

Below you can see what it looks like selecting categories. Please match the numbers below with the numbers in the image below.

#1 when you place your mouse over a category you’ll find subsections related to that niche. Select the ones that are relevant to your skills.

#2 The categories you select will be stored to the right.

#3 After you finish make sure to click “Save & Finish”

Categories - goLance 2

STEP 6:

The next screen will take you to your profile. At this stage, it is incomplete and will NOT show up in search results until you add some more information.

Please click on “Complete Profile” to continue finishing your goLance profile.

goLance - Profile 1

STEP 7:

To the right is a box labeled “Profile Completeness” — start going item by item to complete your profile.

goLance - Profile B

STEP 8:

Select “Headline” (#1 in Step 7).

Aim to make this headline true to what you do.

goLance - Headline

STEP 9:

Select “Summary” (#2 in Step 7).

In your summary section market yourself. Let prospects know about your top skills, what you’re interested in doing, and remember to be professional.

goLance - Summary 2

STEP 10:

Now it’s time to set your goLance rate (#3 in Step 7).

You can always update your rate as you move forward. After you enter your rate you will see the goLance fee below and how much you’ll earn.

goLance - Rate

STEP 11:

The final step is to add your “Avatar”  (#4 in Step 7).

Avatar - goLance

STEP 12:

A) After you complete those four steps you profile will show up in search results (reference #1 below to verify).

B)  If you want to make your profile more connected select #2 to link up social accounts.

C)  If you are interested in making edits to your profile select #3.

goLance - Profile Comp. A

STEP 13:

Select #3 in Step 12 and scroll to the bottom of your profile to add any of the following to your profile:

  • Samples
  • Employment History
  • Education
  • Certifications
  • Patents
  • Publications
  • Honors & Awards

FAQ:

A.  What do I do after I complete my profile? 

B. What if I want to add a company page? 

C. Where do I add my payment methods? 

D. I heard I could earn passive revenue on goLance — how does that work? 

E. Where can I find more guides?