Upwork Payment Protection

Upwork Payment Protection helps give security and peace of mind to clients and freelancers working together on both hourly and fixed-price projects. Upwork Payment Protection co...

Difference Between Hourly and Fixed-Price

For Clients Creating an offer: Hourly: Negotiate an hourly billing rate during your interviews. Fixed-Price: Negotiate a bid for the full project or break it up into milestones...

Why Shouldn’t I Pay or Get Paid Directly?

Whether you’re a freelancer or a client, you can be assured that payments made through Upwork are safe, timely, and hassle-free. That’s because Upwork requires all payments to g...

Report Suspicious User Activity

Flag Job See a job or invitation that looks suspicious or inappropriate? Please flag it for our review. To flag a job as inappropriate: Click the Flag as inappropriate link loc...

Clients with Unverified Billing Methods

When you submit a proposal for a job the Upwork system lets you know if the client has an unverified billing method. You don’t have to avoid these clients, but you should know t...

Minimum Hourly Rates

Upwork does not support contract rates under $3.00 per hour (including the Upwork Service fee) for hourly contracts. If you have a current or past contract for less than $3.00 ...

Upwork Opt-Out Free

In some cases, a client and/or freelancer may opt-out of Upwork service fees by paying an opt-out fee. This fee allows you to receive and make payments outside of Upwork without...

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