Upwork Talent Specialists help you connect with clients that need your skills. They provide sourcing services to a high volume of clients (both new and experienced) to be sure that both you and clients are getting matched with the right opportunities.

This free program helps both new and experienced clients to be matched with available freelancers who have successfully completed jobs in the skill category needed.

Talent Specialists help expedite the process to let you focus on doing good work.


What is the benefit of Upwork Talent Specialists for freelancers?

The Talent Specialists may highlight jobs for you based on your profile, skillset, and availability by sending you invitations to submit proposals on behalf of the client. Invites will boost your visibility to clients and increase your chances of landing projects. You also do not spend Connects on jobs you are invited to by Talent Specialists or clients.

You can spend more time getting work done and less time sorting through job posts.

Who is eligible to participate?

To participate as a freelancer, you do not need to do anything except have a history of success in a relevant skill category and be available for a participating client’s job. Our Talent Specialists will identify and contact you.

Is there an additional cost for this program?

We designed this program to be free for clients and freelancers to better connect with each other. This program is free of charge.

How do I tell if the invite is from Upwork’s Talent Specialist or the client?

Our invitation message will come on the platform and through email. They are sent directly from Talent Specialists and include an introduction. However, you should still write your proposal and all questions to the client as the client still makes the final contracting and hiring decisions.

Is there a way to only get invites for a particular skill/job focus? For example, I have 5 skills listed in my profile but I really only like to do work involving one of them. Can I opt-in for only jobs in that skill set?

We recommend that you update your profile to reflect your skill set focus so that you receive the most relevant job invites. Consider removing skills you’re not interested in being matched to or describe your specific preferences with your skills in your profile overview.

I would like to find my own jobs, can I opt out?

You can request to be removed from the program here.

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