By creating a project for the Upwork Project Catalog, freelancers can craft clear, defined work with set timing, details, and pricing. All projects are reviewed by the Upwork team for quality and professionalism. Once a project has been approved, you can highlight it on your profile!





Build a Project

Freelancers can create up to seven unique, feature-rich projects to list in Project Catalog.


1. Open your Project Catalog Dashboard.

Sign in to Upwork. Select Find Work and choose My Project Dashboard.


You can also find the dashboard from your profile page. Scroll down and choose Manage Projects.

2. Start a new project.

Choose the green Create Project button to start a new project. 


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3. Add the details.

Freelancers can create up to seven rich projects. When you build a project, you'll want to add key details from the start.

  • Package tiers. Choose to build a single project with one tier, or add three different tiers to offer clients options in pricing and scope. 
  • Pricing. Each project has pre-set pricing that you choose! Project prices can range from as little as $5 to as much as $500,000.
  • Timing. Set a custom delivery time with Delivery Days for each project.
  • Revisions. Choose how many reviews and revisions a client will receive, from 0 to unlimited.
  • Client Requirements. As part of the package, include any requirements for information that you need from clients before starting work on the project.

Start by describing what you’ll do in the Project overview. Choose your details carefully, especially the project category. Clients won’t be able to find projects if they are not in the right category!


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4. Set the price and scope.

Because Project Catalog lists work on demand, it's important to decide the project pricing and scope right away. 

Remember that the Delivery Days for each project include the amount of time it will take you to deliver a complete project, starting after a client submits their requirements to you. You can still send revisions after the delivery date, but a client can request a refund for a project delivered too late.



Create different tiers for a single project to give clients options. You can choose to build tiers with different levels of service, revisions, pricing, and more.

5. Create a gallery. 

Your project will display with an image, so it's important to add pictures to your gallery. For the best results, consider images with a 4:3 aspect ratio that are less than 10 MB and under 4000 px in width or height.

When your project displays to a client, it looks like this. 

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The following types of images are not allowed, and might keep your project from being accepted to the program.

  • Low quality (pixelated, distorted, etc.)
  • Clickbait
  • Images with contact information
  • Any logos other than yours 
  • Text-heavy images



6. Describe the work.

The project description has three parts. You'll be able to add:

  • Project summary, where you can explain what sets you and your project apart
  • Project steps, to help your client understand exactly what will happen from start to finish
  • Any frequently asked questions that you think a client may ask


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7. Add client requirements.

What information do you need to complete the project? The client requirements should answer any questions or provide any details you will need to complete the project.

Your client must send this information to you after purchasing your project, but before you start work. 


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8. Submit your project.

When you’re finished drafting your project, submit it. You’ll see it display in the Under Review tab with a timestamp.


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We'll review for completeness and professionalism. And that’s it! You’ll be up and running and ready for clients to find you!

A project can be in one of three stages.

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  • Under Review/Pending Approval: Our team is reviewing for completeness and professionalism. You’ll be notified when the review is complete.

  • Approved/Accepted: Congratulations! The project will move to your active projects tab, and be switched on automatically. You’ll receive an email confirming that your project is live.

  • Needs Changes: Check your email for an update and suggestions from our team. You can choose to apply the notes and resubmit your project, or remove it and start a new one.


Preview or edit a project

You can preview or edit any approved project in your Project Catalog by choosing the three dots (...) button. From there, you can choose to Preview your project, Edit the details, or Remove it entirely.

Note: Approved Projects are automatically switched on for clients to purchase. If you don't want your project to be visible to clients, click the Visible toggle switch to turn it off temporarily.




Once your project is ready to go, you can share it on social media or with a dedicated link. 


Pro Tips

Is your project attractive to clients? Check out the following best practices to create a professional project, or explore the rest of our Pro Tips here!

  • DO choose professional images that speak to your work -- and be sure you have the right to publish them!
  • DO make the project easy to browse.
  • DO proofread your work. No typos, please!
  • DO carefully select your category. Your project won’t be accepted in the wrong category!
  • DO NOT use click bait, text-heavy graphics, or the Upwork logo/badge.
  • DO NOT share your contact information or personal information. 

We cannot advise on the price, scope, or substance of your project. That’s up to you!

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