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How to increase daily invites to freelancers

Active Member
howard b Member Since: Sep 2, 2016
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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?

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Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Howard,


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.

~ Valeria
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howard b Member Since: Sep 2, 2016
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I've spent many thousands of dollars on here and my account is a few years old...

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Ashish K Member Since: Aug 7, 2018
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but I have seen a few clients send 700-800 invites. In reference to your statement, how is that possible.

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Philip S Member Since: Oct 1, 2019
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I have a verified pay method and have hired freelancers before. Why am I currently limited to 5?

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Philip, 

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.

~ Avery
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Gerry S Member Since: Nov 23, 2014
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I think it's called spamming.

Community Guru
Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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If I am invited to a job along with a ton of other people...I respectfully decline. I am not 'just another fish' in the sea. I am a particularly unique fish.

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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From one unique fish to another - Perfectly Phrased, Irene!

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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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.