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Understanding and Using Connects

At Upwork, one of our key goals is to provide a robust marketplace for freelancers and clients to connect with each other and build strong, productive relationships. As a freela...

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Boost your profile

If you’re looking to get more visibility, you can use Connects to boost your profile, grabbing the attention of clients looking to hire. How it works Increased profile visibili...

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Boost your proposal

When you’re first in line for jobs you’re excited about, you might be more likely to land the work you want. Being seen first can help you be top of mind with a prospective clie...

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Boosted Proposals - “Pay what you bid” test

This test has concluded. Learn more about Boosted Proposals here.

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Change Proposal Terms

If you realize after you submit a proposal that you should have proposed different rates or terms, don’t worry — you can still make changes until the client makes an offer or re...

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Propose Milestones

Breaking a project into smaller parts can help you manage the work and communicate steps more clearly to your client. It also lets you get paid as the project progresses instead...

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Refer Another Freelancer

Are you overwhelmed by invitations? Got an invite from a client you would love to help but are too busy? Or their project is almost a match for your skills but not quite? Can I ...

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Submit a Proposal

When you find a project you're interested in, you can use Connects to submit a proposal. Proposals are a great opportunity to introduce yourself to a potential client and show o...

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Team proposals

This beta feature is not yet available for everyone, but we're working on it! Collaboration can unlock bigger opportunities for you and your business. With team proposals, you c...

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Unverified Billing Methods

Being transparent about whether a client's billing method has been verified yet is one of the steps that we take to protect freelancers on Upwork. When you open a job posting to...

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Withdraw a Proposal

You have the flexibility to decide whether you want to work on a project even after you submit a proposal. Whether you’ve accepted other projects or changed your mind for any re...

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