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...

Making offers FAQs

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...

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...

Make an Offer to Hire a Freelancer

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 yo...

Interview and Negotiate with a Freelancer

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...

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...

How do I 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...

Can I ask freelancers to sign a non-disclosure agreement?

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. ...

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...

Invite Outside Freelancers to Join You on Upwork

Bring Your Own Freelancer (BYOF) is a fast and simple way to add your existing freelancers to Upwork. It centralizes all your independent freelancer relationships, collaboration...

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