If you would like to pursue another contract with an existing client, you can create and send a new contract with new terms directly for their review.

Once your proposal is sent, clients can respond with a final offer. 

Propose a New Contract to an Existing Client

Freelancers and agencies both can propose a new contract to past and current clients on Upwork.

Choose where to propose your contract.

There are four places to propose a new contract to a client.  

  • Messages (all past clients)
  • My Jobs (if you have a current contract with the same client)
  • My Jobs  All Contracts (all current and past clients)
  • Direct Messages (all clients)
Select Propose New Contract.

Under Messages and My Jobs, you will find Propose New Contract under the (...) options menu.

In Direct Messages, you will find Propose Contract at the top of your message history. 





Remember, there are some limitations to proposing new contracts.

  • You can only submit one proposal per client at a time.
  • You cannot propose a new contract to clients without at least one payment on a contract with you
  • You cannot propose a new contract to Enterprise clients

Notifying the Client

Anytime you propose a new contract, we automatically notify your client by both emailing them and sending a note via Upwork Messages. It will display in their Pending Contracts.

Your client can then choose to approve the proposal, make a counteroffer, or decline the proposal.

Withdraw a Proposed Contract

Proposed contracts can't be edited, but they can be withdrawn.

  1. Go to My Jobs. 
  2. Select the proposed contract in the Pending Contracts section.
  3. Click the Withdraw button to delete the proposal.

If you withdraw a proposed contract, you can choose to submit a new one in its place.

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