Submit a Proposal

Once you find a project you like, here's how to submit a proposal:

  1. Click the Submit a Proposal button on the client's project.
  2. Set your Terms, keeping in mind that the client will see your full rate including the Upwork Service Fee.
  3. Write an introductory letter to the client - most freelancers take this opportunity to tell the client why they should want to work with you on this project. You can't edit this letter after submitting, so proofread it carefully. The form doesn't accept any formatting tags but will automatically turn any URLs you include into clickable links.
  4. Answer any screening questions the client may ask.
  5. Add attachments, such as work samples, to your proposal if you like. You don't need to attach a resume (your Upwork profile should provide all the necessary history and background in the context of the marketplace). Most file types are accepted, including .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .ppt, .gif, and .png.
  6. Click the Submit a Proposal button. To learn more about creating winning proposals and succeeding on Upwork, download our free eBook and read more in the Hiring Headquarter articles below:

Read more about creating great proposals in the Hiring Headquarters:

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