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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

When you’re able to be first in line for projects you’re excited about, you’re more likely to land the work you want. With boosted proposals, you can bid additional Connects on ...

Refer Another Freelancer

Not seeing this option in your account? We are currently testing this new feature and slowly rolling it out to all freelancers. Stay tuned!Are you overwhelmed by invitations? Go...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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