Use Connects

Need help getting started on Upwork? Check out our Online Course for New Freelancers and advice for budgeting your Connects. Connects are virtual tokens you use to submit propo...

Hire Rate

A client's hire rate is calculated by looking at how often they end up hiring a freelancer (or freelancers) after posting a job. For example, if a client's hire rate is 50%, tha...

Search for Jobs

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Submit a Proposal

Once you find a project you like, here's how to submit a proposal:  Click the Submit a Proposal button on the client's project. Set your Terms, keeping in mind that the client ...

Interview and Negotiate

Invitations to Interview An Invitation to Interview is a message sent directly from a client asking you to discuss their job. Your response speed is shown on your profile so suc...

Jobs with Location Requirements

We are testing out this new option so that clients can specify when they need a local freelancer, which makes their job post visible to only freelancers near them (we are testin...

Upwork Talent Specialists

Upwork Talent Specialists help connect clients and freelancers so they can work together. As a result of the program, freelancers are getting projects more often, and faster. Th...

Confirm My Location

If your profile's location says United States or United Kingdom (this is based on your Settings > Contact Info > Location), we'll be confirming your location before you ca...

Propose Milestones

Some fixed-price projects allow you to propose milestones (payment for the project divided into predefined chunks rather than as a lump sum at the end). You can set up these mil...

Change Proposal Terms

You can propose different terms until the client makes an offer or rejects your proposal. Click the Find Work tab and select Proposals. Find the relevant proposal on the Active...

Withdraw a Proposal

You can withdraw your proposal until you are offered a contract. After that, you’ll need to turn down the offer or end the contract. You are never obligated to accept a project ...

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