Use Connects

Connects are used to submit proposals for jobs. Submitting a proposal to a job requires up to 6 Connects, depending on factors such as the size and type of project. You do not n...

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. Click the Pr...

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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