Already discussing next steps with a current or past freelancer? They can speed up the process by creating and sending a contract for your consideration. You can then approve the terms and send them a final offer for acceptance.

Any time a freelancer proposes a new contract we automatically notify you both by email and via Upwork Messages. You will also see it listed for review on My Jobs in your Pending Contracts.

If a current or past freelancer proposes a new contract, you have several options:

  • Approve the proposal
  • Make a counteroffer (edit this offer)
  • Decline the proposal

Proposed contracts automatically expire after 120 days if you don't take any of these actions.

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