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✓ About the Availability Badge

To improve client and freelancer communication, we offer the Availability Badge — an ad that allows freelancers to take a small but impactful step towards gaining more opportuni...

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✓ Check the status of your BYO freelancer invitation

Once you’ve invited a freelancer or agency to work with you on Upwork, you can track the status of the invitation on your “Bring Your Own Talent” invitations dashboard. To acces...

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✓ Choose an agency or freelancer

Every project has unique needs. You may need one-off tasks like designing an infographic, or you may need help with more complex tasks, such as running marketing campaigns. Almo...

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✓ Choose job categories and descriptions

Choosing the right category for your job post is crucial. It can help freelancers with relevant skills find your post and submit a proposal. Select from the sections below to le...

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✓ Connect with diverse talent

Upwork’s mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. Key to our mission is that these opportunities should be equally available to all qualified tal...

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✓ Decide between hourly and fixed-price contract

You have two contract options when you create a job post: Hourly Contract: You’ll pay your freelancer an hourly rate ($3.00 USD minimum per hour) for the time they work on your...

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✓ Edit or close a job post

Most sections of an active job post can be edited. However, you cannot change your job from Hourly to Fixed-Priced (or vice-versa). To update the payment type, you'll have to cl...

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✓ End an Upwork Payroll assignment

When work is completed and you no longer need services from someone you’ve hired through Upwork Payroll, you can end the assignment. You may choose to discuss the end of the ass...

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✓ Fill an Enterprise job

We want to give Enterprise clients like you the tools and tips to find the perfect freelancer for your project or to build a team of specialized, scalable talent for ongoing wor...

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✓ Find Top Rated and Rising Talent

Interested in all of Upwork's Talent Badges?  Learn more here. To help you find freelancers who may have the experience and knowledge you need for your projects, you can look ...

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✓ Get help finding talent and managing work

If you need help plotting out a project or finding a great freelancer who can help you reach your goals, our team of Upwork Professionals is the answer. As an Upwork Enterprise ...

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✓ Hire outside the U.S. with Upwork Payroll

The right person for your job can be anywhere, and that shouldn’t get in the way of doing work together. Clients with Enterprise Classification and Enterprise Standard subscript...

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✓ Hire with Upwork Payroll

When hiring a freelancer, if you determine the relationship is best classified as an employee (rather than an independent contractor), we offer Upwork Payroll service through a ...

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✓ Interview talent

Interviewing and scoping projects are key steps to starting a job on Upwork. By taking the time to learn more at the beginning of a project, you can work to ensure a good outcom...

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✓ Repost a job

At Upwork, we make it easy to get work done quickly. You can repost any of your jobs, whether open, filled, or closed, at any time. The Post a Job form has a handy shortcut if y...

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✓ Save a profile

Building relationships on Upwork is what makes your success and growth possible. At times you may see someone you would like to work with in the future even if you don’t have a ...

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✓ Schedule a meeting

We know how important smooth and effective communication is to building relationships and completing projects. Sometimes the best form of communication is a face-to-face meeting...

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✓ Search for talent

We know that quickly finding the right talent for your project is essential. That’s why we provide you with several ways to find talent and to filter your search results based o...

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✓ Search for U.S. freelancers only

There are plenty of reasons why you might need a freelancer who is located in the same country as you. That’s why when U.S. based clients are posting a job, we ask if  you want ...

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✓ Send a U.S.-based BYO Payroll offer

Sometimes, you know the right person for the right job. A BYO (Bring Your Own) Payroll offer allows you to bring your own U.S.-based talent while staying protected as we take ca...

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✓ Send invites

You may have particular freelancers in mind for a particular job. You may also want to search for and invite freelancers to help move your project along more quickly. After you ...

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✓ Understand freelancer talent badges

To help you connect with the top talent on our platform, we created Talent Badges for freelancers and agencies. These badges highlight proven talent and expertise. Rising Talent...

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✓ Understand hourly contracts

When you have an hourly contract, your freelancer enters the time that they work, and you can review it at the end of every work week. We will charge you and release payment to ...

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✓ Understand Job Success Scores

Are you a freelancer? Click here for more info. A freelancer’s Job Success Score measures their overall success on our platform over time and can help you, the potential clien...

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✓ Upwork removed my job post

There may be a few reasons why we removed your job post, and we’ll let you know the specific reason if it happens. When we remove a job post, our system is set up to let you kno...

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✓ Use advanced search techniques to find talent

We know how important it is for you to find the right freelancer for your project the first time around. Our search functions are important tools for doing that, and we understa...

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✓ Use contract-to-hire

At times you might want to leave the option open to move a freelancer you’ve hired on Upwork to a full-time role in your company. Our contract-to-hire program allows you to sign...

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✓ Use Direct Messages

To help you establish strong relationships with freelancers, we let Upwork Enterprise members and other eligible clients reach out to freelancers with Direct Messages. All clien...

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✓ Use Lists

As you develop work relationships here, you’ll want to keep track of talent. Whether it’s freelancers or agencies you’ve worked with before, or ones that caught your eye but wer...

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✓ Use Notes

Quickly finding the right freelancer for the job is really important. However, the more you hire, browse, and collaborate across teams, the more complex your talent network beco...

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