Freelancer Programs: Eligibility & Perks

Upwork has three programs that offer eligible freelancers special perks and opportunities. The purpose of each program is a little different: Rising Talent: To help you build y...

Become Top Rated

You earn “Top Rated” status by building an impressive reputation on Upwork. You must have a proven history of success with multiple clients, delight your clients every time with...

Become a Rising Talent

 For a comparison chart of program eligibility and advantages for freelancers, click here. The Rising Talent program provides freelancers and agencies without a long history on...

Attend an Official Upwork Event

What is an Official Upwork Event? In several cities across the world we have Upwork Ambassadors, local Upwork representatives who support the Upwork freelancer community in thei...

Host an Upwork Huddle

What is an Upwork Huddle and in which cities/countries are they taking place? An Upwork Huddle is a meetup independently organized and hosted by Top Rated freelancers for the lo...

What’s a Featured Job?

When you see a job badged as “Featured Job” it means that a motivated client has paid to upgrade their job post in order to help it stand out on Upwork. Featured jobs will be cl...

Top Talent Perk: Invite external clients to Upwork

We offer 0% on fees with new clients that Top Rated, Rising Talent, and Premium freelancers bring to Upwork. That's 0% on all contracts you have with that client, forever.   Why...

Top Rated Perk: Feedback Removal

Removing a contract's feedback to exercise more control over your Job Success Score (JSS) is one of the perks of the Top Rated program. Top Rated freelancers and agencies have e...

Top Talent Perk: Job Digest

The Job Digest email is one of the perks of the Top Rated and Rising Talent programs. Jobs are featured based on your skills, job history and proposal history. We welcome your f...

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