Create an account and choose a membership plan: Now is the moment to sign up if you haven’t already. Choose the membership package that best meets your requirements. Remember that you have the option to modify your membership plan at any time.
Make your own profile: Fill out as many fields as possible to develop a profile that shows your talents, including a description of your expertise and an indication of your preferred hourly payment rate.
Configure your payment method: Prepare to be paid, and let us know how you’d like to receive your money. To ensure that you get paid quickly, we recommend setting up two distinct fund transfer methods.
Use Upwork Messages: Using Messages on Upwork makes collaboration a breeze. Manage and organise discussions, engage with clients in real time, and sync and share deliverables.
Optional membership plans
Basic membership for freelancers (Free)
A comprehensive Upwork profile, 60 Connects per monthly pricing cycle, unlimited project invites, and Payment Protection are all included.
Membership in Freelancer Plus ($10 per month)
Includes everything in the Freelancer Basic membership plan, plus 10 extra Connects per month (for a total of 70), the ability to roll over up to 70 unused Connects to the next monthly billing cycle, the ability to buy extra Connects, and visibility into what other people are bidding on the contract.
Membership in Agency Plus ($20 per month)
Designed for agencies that have team members on Upwork. This package allows an agency owner to add limitless team members and distribute Connects among their team, in addition to a firm logo and name. It also comes with 80 Connects each month, the opportunity to roll over up to 80 unused Connects to the next month, the flexibility to buy more Connects, insight into other contract bids, limitless project invites, and Payment Protection.
Creating a strong online presence
Complete, accurate profiles that present a convincing image of your abilities, services, and accomplishments are successful. You may use your profile to promote your freelancing company to potential clients, and you can edit it as required. Here are some suggestions for making a good first impression.
- Self-portrait in a professional setting
- A friendly attitude
- A plain background
- Business casual outfit
- Choose 4-6 talents
- Prioritize your greatest skills
- Take Skills Tests
- Reflects own experience
- Indicates chosen occupations
- Is succinct and memorable
- Do not use bullet points
- Use whole sentences
- Describe your company and the services you provide.
- Include previous professional accomplishments
- Emphasize your chosen employment
- Include a one-minute video about yourself and your expertise
- Allow clients to see your personality Clients should be informed about the services you provide.
Insider Advice: Upwork profiles will not be available until they have been finished and validated.
Complete Education & Employment History
- Include your most current schooling
- Include your employment history
- Include job history, accomplishments, professional certificates and licenses, special honors or awards
- Include previous work samples in your portfolio
- Obtain permission from previous clients
Other topics of interest
Professional Certifications: You may now add professional certifications to your profile.
Skills tests: Take a few tests to demonstrate to potential clients that you have the necessary abilities for the job. Linking External
Accounts: To demonstrate your online presence, link external accounts to your Upwork profile.