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Project Catalog™ - Achieve more with improved discoverability & flexible features.

mollyfinn
Upwork Staff
Molly F Upwork Staff Member Since: Jun 16, 2021
1 of 16

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We’re releasing a suite of new features for Project Catalog™ designed to help talent promote projects, provide added flexibility to meet clients needs while increasing earning potential, and have your work be more easily discovered by clients looking for the right project. Project Catalog is a way for talent to create ready-to-purchase projects that are clear and upfront and enable you to define the scope, timing, price, and terms of projects so clients come to you. Whether you’re new to creating a project in Project Catalog, or you’ve already launched your project offerings, these new capabilities were created to help talent get in front of more clients, which can mean more inspiring work you love! 

 

New Project Catalog features to help get your projects in front of more clients

These new features were designed to give talent more options to increase your earning potential, have greater control, and better display and describe the type of projects you’re selling so clients can get a better sense of the type of work you specialize in.

 

  • Add-on services can help boost your earnings and ability to meet client needs 
    Optional ‘add-on’ services can help you expand your offerings to accommodate a wider range of client needs for a set fee determined by you. You set the scope and price for projects and clients can choose from your tailored add-on services to help round out their project for things like expedited delivery, additional revision rounds, or extras related to your specialty. More offerings mean you can gain more value from your projects and help clients create a package to best fit their needs.

 

  • Videos can now be added to create a stunning project gallery
    Add video clips to projects as part of your gallery, in addition to 20 static images, to help clients better visualize your deliverables at a glance. (Tip: max 100 MB and 60 seconds or less recommended)

 

  • Share on social media to promote your project to your own network 
    A new sharing function for Catalog projects helps talent easily broadcast and promote projects across your social networks. When more people know about your work, you’re more likely to land new work!

 

  • Use search tags to improve the discoverability of your project.
    You can now add search tags to your project pages that go beyond the description that Upwork provides (often called a “taxonomy”). This allows clients to see projects that are more relevant to their search. Adding more specific tags to your project can increase the searchability of your project to help clients find you. (Tip: you can add up to 5 search tags to your project!) 

 

  • Include projects on your profile page to showcase all that you offer 
    We’ve added a space on talent profiles so you can feature your active projects on Project Catalog to help potential clients get a full view of who you are and what you can offer all in one place. (Tip: Your projects will automatically show up on your Upwork profile. You are able to “hide” projects from appearing on your profile and add them back in at any time.)

 

  • Agencies can now add projects to Project Catalog 
    Agency managers can now create projects on Catalog and bill clients from their agency account.


The latest Project Catalog features are designed to help you put your best foot forward — so we want to give you a little time to get to know them first. You’ll have two weeks to set up your new add-ons, upload videos, optimize with search tags, and more before they go live in the client experience. It’s our way of making sure you feel confident about every project you create—and always ready to provide the kind of stellar service you’re known for.*

 

Ready to create your project or give a boost to your current projects with these new features? Check out our Project Catalog blog and Help article to get started. 

 

We love to hear from the pros on Upwork. How do you use Project Catalog to build your business? What projects do you want to create, but don’t see the right category?

*UPDATE 7/13/21: Add-on servises, videos and search tags are now live for clients as well.

elitegra
Community Leader
Wilson E Member Since: Aug 7, 2015
2 of 16

Will we now see client history and feedback as well? I have gotten great clients using Projects Catalog, but I´ve had some bad experiences so far and been able to see this info reduce the risk. Please tell me now we can. 

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
3 of 16

Thanks for your question, Wilson! Currently, the freelancer can't see the clients past Work History and Feedback section when they purchase their project. That said our product team is aware that this is an important feature to have and they are considering it as they further improve Project Catalog experience. 

~ Valeria
Upwork
elitegra
Community Leader
Wilson E Member Since: Aug 7, 2015
4 of 16

Seriously, that info is way more important for us than these improvements announce today. Thanks. 

kunule8
Active Member
Kunule I Member Since: May 7, 2015
5 of 16

There's still no way to tell how many orders have been processed. I imagine this metric is important to both clients and freelancers.

marc_compte
Ace Contributor
Marc C Member Since: Apr 21, 2021
6 of 16

Hello,

 

Yesterday I received this e-mail from Upwork (see screenshot). It mentions an easy-upload video feature but I can't find it anywhere. Is there a way to upload a video to my catalog? What am I missing?

g_vasilevski
Moderator
Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
7 of 16

Hi Marc,

 

You can add your video under the "Galery" section and clients will be able to view your video when they're reviewing your project. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
marc_compte
Ace Contributor
Marc C Member Since: Apr 21, 2021
8 of 16

Thank you Goran, but in the Gallery section I only see an option to upload images, there is no video uploading section. And if I try to upload a video in the same place I add images it says only jpg/jpeg/png are allowed.

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
9 of 16

Marc, 

 

Goran and I have shared your experience with the team and they're currently working on a fix for the issue you're having. I'll provide an update here to let you know once this is fixed and you could upload a video. 

Thanks for your patience while we're getting this addressed.

~ Valeria
Upwork
hookjohny
Active Member
Ivan C Member Since: Jul 17, 2017
10 of 16

Hello. I have an issue related to Project Catalog
Basicaly it is impossible to setup in the right way Extra Fast Delivery addon.

 

For Starter I want to leave it for delivery: 0 days  because I want to deliver them in one day.

But unfortunatelly there is not such option, because it forces me to add days and extra dollars.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13lcpGvNWI_DqpmBy-TZz595KE0MokLBC/view

 

Even I will try to add 1, its require (or forces me) to charge extra dollars....

For example on fiv...., there is not such issue - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ln4t8yga2xZ_6_3mDhDFg6J0mHL79T-b/view

I hope that you will improve that and will make Upwork better and stronger Smiley Happy

 

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