Review Proposals

To manage your proposals: Click the Jobs tab to see the My Jobs list. Locate the job you want in your Open Jobs. As you review their proposals, take one of these actions: Send...

Sending Offers

What’s the difference between Fixed-price and Hourly contracts? Hourly: Agree on a rate per hour. Billed weekly based on your freelancer’s weekly invoices. Covered by Upwork Ho...

Interview and Negotiate

Finding the right person for your job is the key to a successful contract, and interviewing before you hire can save you time and money down the road. To begin an interview mess...

Send an Offer

After you've reviewed your proposals and found the right freelancer for the job, hiring them is simple.  To Hire a Freelancer Click the Jobs tab. Locate the job you want in you...

Rehire a Former Freelancer

Rehiring a former freelancer is easy! Simply choose an existing job or create a new one and complete the form. Once the freelancer receives and accepts your rehire offer, the co...

Fixed-Price Job Offer Deposits

Sending an offer on a fixed-price job requires you to deposit funds for either the whole contract or a lesser amount to cover the first milestone. This deposit will be held in e...

Change a Job’s Start Date

Before Hiring: Edit the job’s Estimated Start Date. At Hiring: Set the desired start date on the hiring form. After Hiring: The start date was set on the hire form. The only way...

Block Spam Proposals

Unfortunately, it’s not currently possible to block proposals from a particular freelancer or agency. However, with your help, Upwork can limit repeat occurrences. When you rec...

Non-Disclosure Agreements

It is acceptable for you as a client to request that a freelancer sign an external non-disclosure agreement (NDA) which can be included as one of the job terms on the platform. ...

Invite Outside Freelancers to Join You on Upwork

Are you an Enterprise customer? Continue reading below. Bring Your Own Freelancer (BYOF) is a fast and simple way to add your existing freelancers to Upwork. It centralizes al...

Hire an Agency

We've created a guide to agencies to help you decide if an agency is right for your project needs. Agency members appear in search results and your list of proposals differently...

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