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  • If you already subscribe, go to Membership and Connects and select “Add a promo code” to redeem it.
  •  If you don’t have a membership yet, go to Membership and Connects and choose “Change Plan.” From there you can select Freelancer Plus, enter and apply your promo code, and “Activate Freelancer Plus.”

As your home for work, we want to help you win meaningful projects. This includes offering Freelancer Plus which can help you more effectively market your services, submit proposals, and stand out from the crowd. When you upgrade to a Freelancer Plus plan for $14.99 USD a month, you'll receive the following perks:

  • You’ll be visible. We keep your profile active, even if you take a break
  • You’ll gain insight. See what bids your competitors are making on a posted job
  • You’ll get help engaging with clients. You’ll get 80 Connects per month (70 included with your plan purchase, and 10 free from Upwork!) to help you find great new projects
  • You’ll stand out. We’ll give you a customized profile URL so clients can remember how to find you
  • You'll get free coaching. Attend Upwork coaching office hours
  • You'll pay no freelancer fees when you bring new clients to Upwork. When you bring a new client to Upwork you'll pay 0% in freelancer service fees on your contracts with them (they must not have an existing Upwork account)
  • You'll have access to an exclusive Freelancer Plus group. Learn from and network with your peers
  • You'll get your skills certified faster. Skip the line for Upwork Skills Certifications
  • You can keep your earnings private. Want to keep your earnings confidential? You can with       Freelancer Plus!

    Plus, you'll maintain the regular perks of:
  • Hourly protection to make sure you're paid for each hour worked
  • Unused Connects rolling over to next month
  • Fixed-price payments that are secured through milestones
Upgrade to Freelancer Plus
  1. Go to Settings › Memberships & Connects
  2. Select View or Edit Membership Plan
  3. Choose the Upgrade button on the Plus plan

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my plan be billed and my Connects be added?

Your plan will be billed every month on the same date. Your billing cycle date is reset the day you upgrade to a Freelancer Plus plan. For example, if you switch to the Freelancer Plus plan on July 3, your new billing cycle date will be every month on the 3rd. Your Connects will refresh monthly on that day.

How many Connects can I roll over each month?

All of your Connects will rollover (unless they expire). There is no limit on the amount of Connects you can hold.

Do Connects ever expire?

Connects expire one year from the date of issue. 

What's the difference between Freelancer Basic and Freelancer Plus?

The Freelancer Basic plan is your default free plan. The Freelancer Plus plan includes a larger monthly allotment of Connects, membership perks, and visibility into competitor bids.

How do I downgrade my membership plan?

To downgrade from Freelancer Plus to Freelancer Basic:

  1. Go to SettingsMemberships & Connects
  2. Select View or Edit Membership Plan
  3. Choose the Switch to Basic button on the Basic plan

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