Did you receive a referral from a freelancer you invited to your project? Are you wondering what that’s about?
If a freelancer doesn’t have the time or exact skills to help you with your project, they can refer another freelancer.
That freelancer may be someone they know or someone they found by searching on Upwork. You will still need to vet the referred freelancer before deciding whether to interview or hire them. We suggest carefully reviewing their profile and experience then, if they look like a possible match, conduct an interview to be sure that they fit your needs.
You can see whether you invited a freelancer directly or got a referral for the freelancer in the Proposal Manager.
Note: Usually, when a freelancer takes the time to send you a referral that means they see value in your project. They want to be helpful and build good relationships on Upwork. We do not give any reward to freelancers for making referrals.