U.S. clients are asked if you want to target your search to freelancers within your country or open it up to freelancers anywhere. Don't worry, if you change your mind after posting the job, you can easily switch your location selection, in freelancer search results or on the job post itself, to make the post visible to the entire marketplace and work with freelancers from around the world. Your location selection can be different for different jobs.
Why offer location selection?
We recognize that sometimes you need a freelancer located in the same country. Your projects may require localized knowledge, the possibility of on-site coordination, specific compliance needs or other factors that make working with someone within your country an easier way to get started on Upwork.
What about other countries?
We currently support some level of location filtering for all clients by specifying your requirements in the job description and/or setting location as Preferred Qualification, but freelancers from outside the country may still submit proposals.