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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...

Boost Your Proposal

Not seeing this option on job posts? We are testing this out with select jobs to start and hope to expand testing soon. We are testing a new way for you to use your Connects to...

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...

Submit a Proposal

Once you find a project you're interested in, you can use your Connects balance to submit a proposal. Most freelancers take this opportunity to introduce themselves and tell the...

Change Proposal Terms

You can propose different terms until the client makes an offer or rejects your proposal. Go to Find Work › Proposals Find the relevant proposal on the Active tab Open the prop...

Propose Milestones

Some fixed-price projects allow you to propose milestones. These milestones divide the payment for a project into predefined chunks with specific goals, instead of a lump sum pa...

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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