In addition to the freelancers who’ve submitted proposals already, Upwork gives you a list of potential freelancer matches. Review the suggestions and send an invitation to the ones you like. They’ll be notified of your interest and have the opportunity to respond with a proposal.

To manage your proposals

  1. Go to Jobs > My Jobs
  2. Locate the job you want in your Open Jobs.
  3. As you review their proposals, take one of these actions:
    • Send Message – Contact the freelancer to discuss their proposal (interview and negotiate)
    • Hire – Set contract terms and, if accepted, hire the freelancer
    • Decline – Notify the freelancer you are not interested and why
    • Archive – Hide the proposal from your list without rejecting it

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