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  • If you already subscribe, go to Membership and Connects and select “Add a promo code” to redeem it.
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Everybody likes to work a little differently. To make sure you feel at home with Upwork, no matter your work style, we created Freelancer Plus.

We’ve made sure that paying for your monthly Freelancer Plus membership is easy.
If you have an existing balance on Upwork, we will pull the cost from there. If you don’t have the required amount in your Upwork account, we will charge your preferred payment method.

Payment didn’t go through?

If for some reason your payment for the plan fails, we will automatically move you to our free membership plan. But don’t worry, you can get all the perks of Freelancer Plus again by re-enrolling at any time.


Membership plans are billed immediately when you upgrade to a paid plan and recur monthly for as long as you remain enrolled in that plan. For example, if you upgrade to a paid plan on April 21, you will always be billed and have your Connects balance refreshed on the 21st day of the month. This is considered your membership billing cycle.



Membership billing cycles that start on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of the month will all be renewed on the 1st day of the following month. The 28th is the last date eligible for monthly billing.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I change my monthly billing cycle?

You can change your monthly billing cycle date by downgrading to a Freelancer Basic plan before your billing date this month and then upgrading back to a Freelancer Plus plan the following month on your preferred billing date. You can't downgrade and then upgrade for the purpose of changing your billing date within the same monthly billing cycle.

For example: If your current billing date is the 15th, and you want to change it to the 1st, you'd need to downgrade before November 15th and then re-enroll in Freelancer Plus plan on December 1st. If you downgraded after November 15th, you'd need to wait until January 1st in order to renew your billing cycle.

What happens when my account is suspended?

If your account or billing method is suspended, your membership will be downgraded at the end of your billing cycle. You will not be charged for the next billing cycle.

Can I use my earnings to pay for a Freelancer Plus plan?

If you have a sufficient balance available from Upwork earnings, we will use that to pay for your membership. If your balance isn't sufficient, we'll charge your chosen payment method.

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