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Advanced Search Techniques for Finding Talent

  We know how important it is for you to find the right freelancer for your project the first time around. Our search functions are important tools for doing that, and we unders...

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Availability Badge

To improve client and freelancer communication, we offer the Availability Badge — an ad that allows freelancers to take a small but impactful step towards gaining more opportuni...

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Boosted Proposals

Boosted Proposals allow freelancers to use Connects to “boost” their proposal to the top of your list. It’s set up auction-style, and people who bid the highest number of Connec...

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Connect with Diverse Talent

Upwork’s mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. Key to our mission is that these opportunities should be equally available to all qualified tal...

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Direct Messages

To help you establish strong relationships with freelancers, we let Upwork Enterprise members and other eligible clients reach out to freelancers with Direct Messages. All clien...

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Find Freelancers and Agencies

We know that quickly finding the right talent for your project is essential. That’s why we provide you with several ways to filter your search results based on hourly rates, ski...

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Hiring Talent with Upwork Skill Certifications

Freelancers who have an Upwork Skill Certification on their profile have successfully passed an Upwork assessment process demonstrating proficiency in a given skill. We offer Up...

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How to Bring Your Own Talent to Upwork

Our former “Bring Your Own” (BYO) program for clients is now Any Hire. Any Hire gives you the chance to bring your best talent to Upwork, plus we’ve added some new features to t...

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Interviewing and Scoping Projects

Interviewing and scoping projects are key steps to starting a job on Upwork. By taking the time to learn more at the beginning of a project, you can work to ensure a good outcom...

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OpenAI Experts on Upwork

As your home for generative AI service work, we want to help provide as many opportunities as possible for you to build a career you love. A new partnership between OpenAI and U...

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Save a Profile

Building relationships on Upwork is what makes your success and growth possible. At times you may see someone you would like to work with in the future even if you don’t have a ...

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Talent Scout for Clients

We are ending our Talent Scout program on July 31, 2023, and are no longer accepting new freelancers and clients into the program. If you are currently part of the program, you ...

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Top Rated and Rising Talent

Interested in all of Upwork's Talent Badges?  Learn more here. To help you find freelancers who may have the experience and knowledge you need for your projects, you can look ...

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Top Rated Plus

Top Rated Plus is our way of highlighting freelancers and agencies who consistently perform on large contracts at the highest level. They put in the effort and we want to make s...

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US Location Selection

There are plenty of reasons why you might need a freelancer who is located in the same country as you. That’s why when U.S. based clients are posting a job, we ask if  you want ...

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