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Describe what you need, and we’ll instantly connect you with perfect matches.
Invite the best candidates and start receiving applications within minutes.
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Compare freelancers’ portfolios, work histories and client feedback in one convenient place.
Interview your favorites and hire with a click of a button.
Meet and collaborate with your team using online communication and productivity tools.
Follow your project’s progress using real-time reporting and tracking.
We help you streamline finances – from tracking freelancers’ time to paying them securely.
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What kind of work can I get done?
Anything that can be done on a computer – from web and mobile programming to graphic design – can be done on Upwork. Freelance experts can tackle a range of projects:
Big or small
Short or ongoing
Individual or team-based
Whether you need a writer to knock out a 500-word blog post or a full-fledged software development team to support your business, our tools and the expert freelancers in our marketplace can accommodate.
How do I hire the right freelancer?
Start by writing a clear and concise job post. Each freelancer submits a cover letter and link to their Upwork profile covering:
Skills, experience and portfolios
Language and communication skills
You’ll get applications from independent professionals and receive our personalized recommendations within minutes. From there, just interview your strongest candidates and hire your favorite.
How do payments work?
Pay your freelancer per hour or per project, whichever you choose. For hourly projects, the freelancer bills you once a week, and we’ll send a secure payment to your freelancer. For fixed-price projects, we’ll release funds to your freelancer after they meet pre-set milestones. In either case, you’re covered by Upwork Payment Protection, assuring that you only pay for work you approve.
All payments go through our secure system. Choose from the following billing methods:
How do I know I’m protected?
Enjoy peace of mind with systems designed to provide a safe and trusted workplace, including:
Work Diary. This tool captures snapshots of your freelancer’s screen every 10 minutes, helping to verify that on hourly jobs, work has been completed as invoiced.
Payment Protection. Upwork Payment Protection assures you that you pay only for work you’ve approved.
Dispute Resolution. If an issue ever should arise, we have programs to help fix the situation.
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