I would like to contact freelancers via message without sending them the job invitation. In the past, this was a possibility on Upworl, and now I don't see this option. It's crucial for my hiring process, as I'm getting negative responses by just sending an invitation without consulting with the freelancer beforehand. I have another account on Upwork and have been using it to hire people for years.
I'd appreciate your help.
Would it be possible to include previous job posts and reviews of the clients sending a direct message? The information available at the moment are not enough to vet a potential client.