I am trying to hire freelancers for a complex job and keep running into limitations with the daily number of invites I can make. How do I increase the daily limit so I can increase the number of freelancers I invite to bid on my job?
Generally, clients with unverified payment method have a daily limit of 20 invitations and clients with verified payment method have a limit of 100 invitations. I'll ask an agent to reach out to you directly and further assist you with your concern.
I checked your account and can see that you are currently under the Upwork Basic Plan. While you are limited to 5 invitations per job post, freelancers will still have the opportunity to send you proposals on your (public) job post. You also have the option of upgrading your job to a Featured Job, for a one-time fee of $29.99 to reach more freelancers and agencies in less time and to help attract top talent. You may read more about Featured Jobs here.
It is understandable that some freelancers would not be interested in applying to a client who is interviewing such large numbers of freelancers.
But I see absolutely nothing wrong with original poster Howard's desire to invite many, many freelancers, as long as he is indeed hiring many freelancers.