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What Is Upwork? Earn Money With Upwork (Elance+ ODesk)

Upwork, formerly Elance-oDesk, is a global freelancing platform and the world largest Freelancing site or workplace which connects millions of clients and Freelancer from all over the world online.

How It Works?

Easily Find Quality Freelancers

On Upwork you’ll find a range of top talent, from programmers to designers, writers, customer support reps, and more. 

  • Start by posting a job. 
  • Upwork analyzes your needs. Upwork search functionality uses data science to highlight freelancers based on their skills, helping you find talent that’s a good match.
  • Send you a shortlist of likely candidates. You can also search our site for talent, and freelancers can view your job and submit proposals too. 

Hire The Best Freelancer

Invite favorite candidates to submit bids, then review and hire your favorite.

  • Browse profiles. View finalists’ Upwork profiles to see client ratings, portfolios, Job Success scores, and more.
  • Review proposals. Evaluate bids, taking into account each freelancer’s qualifications, thought process, timeline, and overall cost.
  • Schedule a chat. Ask specific questions, determine who’s the best fit, and contract. 


Work Efficiently, Effectively

Each project includes an online workspace shared by your team and your freelancer, allowing you to:
  • Send and receive files. Deliver digital assets in a secure environment.
  • Share feedback in real time. Use Upwork Messages to communicate via text, chat, or video.
  • Use mobile app. Many features can be accessed on your mobile phone when on the go.


Pay Easily With Peace of Mind

Pay your freelancer by the hour, or a fixed price for the entire project. On fixed-price jobs, use our licensed escrow service to release funds as pre-set milestones are met.

  • Simplified global payments. We deliver payments to freelancers in over 170 countries.
  • Includes Upwork Payment Protection. Only pay for work you authorize.
  • Invoicing and reporting. Access your invoices and transaction history on Upwork. 


Upwork charges 20% commission to the freelance for every completed job.

Upwork makes it easier to find jobs and make more money but think carefully about which gigs you want to apply for.
Upwork can be a valuable tool to start your career. 



Anas Mahmood

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