Edit or Close a Job

Most sections of a job edited can be edited. However, you cannot edit the job category or change your job from Hourly to Fixed-Priced (or vice-versa). To change the job category or update the payment type, you'll have to close your job and repost your job.

To edit your job
  1. Click the Jobs tab.
  2. Locate the job you want in your Open Jobs and click Edit Posting in the (...) options menu.
To cancel or close your job
  1. Click the Jobs tab and locate the job you want to close in your Open Jobs.
  2. Click Remove Posting in the (...) options menu and follow the instructions. You can always come back and repost the job and hire a freelancer or agency who submitted a proposal.
To change a job's visibility
  1. Click the Jobs tab.
  2. Locate the job you want in your Open Jobs and click Make Public or Make Private in the (...) options menu.
    • Public jobs appear in freelancers' job searches. Choose this so that they can find your job on their own. You may also opt to allow your job to be visible on search engines.
    • Private, invitation-only jobs don't appear in searches, so you'll need to take the time to find and invite the freelancers and agencies you need.

If you change visibility from Public to Private you may still get a few proposals. This is because a freelancer may have saved your job's URL, the URL may have already loaded in their RSS feed reader, or the job post is still appearing in search engines outside of Upwork (it usually takes about a day for them to remove your job after a visibility change).

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