The time has finally arrived! On November 19 you’ll be able to start building your new, future profile! While you’ve already seen glimpses of the new profile design, you may have questions about what will happen to your account and profile data during this transition.
To kickstart your new profile, you’ll have the choice to convert your data over. Here’s how the data conversion will work.
Your screen identity and all of your contact info will be directly transferred into your new profile.
Your work samples will be organized into Work Collections. We’ll automatically create one Work Collection for each subcategory for which a work sample exists. These Work Collections will remain unpublished in your drafts until you select cover images.
Categories & Subcategories
You’ll no longer be constrained by categories and subcategories. Instead, you will create services and assign each service a category and skills. To help you transition to the new profile, we’ll create one service for each subcategory you’ve selected in your existing profile. The category for your service will correspond to the subcategory used to create the service. Feel free to edit or delete these services, and add as many unique new services as you want!
Feedback & Earnings
Your previously earned feedback and earnings will be shown both at the category level (on each service) and the account level (on your profile). Each time you create a service and associate it with a category, the feedback and earnings linked to that category will be displayed.
One Final Note…
Don’t worry if you notice changes to your new profile. We value your feedback and will be listening and making improvements on the fly during this transitional period.
Keep in mind you’ll still need to use your existing profile or profiles to bid and work on projects until we retire them in December. Make sure you customize your new profile so that it reflects the image you want!
Visit the Guru Help Center for more detailed information about how the data will be transferred.