Consultations are now available in Project Catalog! (December 13, 2021)

Get paid for sharing your expert knowledge by giving clients a way to purchase a consultation with you in Project Catalog™.

Consultations on Upwork help you make the most of your time and expertise by providing guidance to clients in scheduled consultation meetings. Consultations can help you increase earnings, build a network of clients, and boost your reputation. You just choose when you’re available to meet and set your rate –– then clients can come to you.

To start, we’re releasing consultations to select freelancers in a few categories — Web and Mobile Software Development, Digital Marketing, Legal, and Accounting, with plans to release more broadly in 2022.

You can start setting up your consultation offering now. We’ll make them available for purchase to some clients in January and to all clients in these categories in March 2022.

If you would like to be among the first to offer consultations in January, please fill out this form and we will get back to you if we can provide early access.


Haven’t checked out Project Catalog yet?

It's a place where talent can create ready-to-purchase projects. Freelancers and agencies set the scope, timing, and price in advance –– so clients know exactly what to expect.


Turn your knowledge into another way to earn

Clients rely on expert insight like yours to get their projects started with confidence.

You may have experienced giving your time for free to answer questions or give insight into the steps or scope of a project before any paid work begins — since you had no easy way to schedule and charge for consulting work. Now, you can easily offer consultations as a paid service.

With a consultation project in Project Catalog, you’ll be able to:

  • Offer expertise in your field
  • Set your price, scope, and availability
  • Connect your calendar for clients to book consultations
  • Ask for the information you need to prepare for the consultation
  • Get paid for your time, even if your client cancels within 24 hours of the scheduled consultation
  • Cancel risk-free if you review the clients requirements within 24 hours of receiving them and find that you’re not the right fit.

Why Offer a Consultation in Project Catalog?

Get paid for your time and expertise: The time you spend sharing knowledge is valuable. Now you can help clients and increase your chances to earn during times that are convenient for you.

Meet more clients and build strong relationships: Build your brand and business. Clients have questions; you have answers. Share those answers to help grow your reputation as an expert, build trust with clients, and lay the foundation for ongoing relationships and future projects in our work marketplace.

Develop project clarity: A paid planning meeting with clients lets you help them develop their projects effectively. It helps you understand the client’s needs and set clear expectations, preventing wasted time and scope problems.



Learn more in our Set Up a Consultation Project help article.


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