Use Connects

Need help getting started on Upwork? Check out our Online Course for New Freelancers and advice for budgeting your Connects. Connects are virtual tokens you use to submit propo...

Clients with 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 like, here's how to submit a proposal. To submit a proposal  Click the Submit a Proposal button on the client's project. Set your Terms, keeping in ...

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. Click the...

Propose Milestones

Some fixed-price projects allow you to propose milestones (payment for the project divided into predefined chunks rather than as a lump sum at the end). You can set up these mil...

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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