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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

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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