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how to send a message to a freelancer?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Apparently you cannot contact people unless you hire them or post a job.This is a huge issue because some people might not want to post a public job or hire someone without first establishing a good fit for the task, especially when it comes to web development. I think Upwork should consider changing this or a lot of us will start using another service."

 

This Forum IS the right place to discuss something like this. If there are changes that you would like to see along these lines, posting your ideas here can be helpful. Upwork has employees who actively monitor the Forum and report discussions and requests back to management and development teams.

 

As for being able to contact people, there ARE ways to do that. You do NOT need to hire freelancer in order to talk to them. And you do NOT need to post confidential details of your project. There are many ways to post a job posting and have opportunities to interview people, and also many ways to use test jobs to evaluate the skills and abilities of freelancers, without posting details publicly. It is also possible to post a job posting as a private invite-only posting that nobody can see except the freelancers you personally invite to interview.

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Nicholas D Member Since: Jul 2, 2019
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Preston H wrote:

 

As for being able to contact people, there ARE ways to do that. You do NOT need to hire freelancer in order to talk to them. And you do NOT need to post confidential details of your project. There are many ways to post a job posting and have opportunities to interview people, and also many ways to use test jobs to evaluate the skills and abilities of freelancers, without posting details publicly. It is also possible to post a job posting as a private invite-only posting that nobody can see except the freelancers you personally invite to interview.


All of this acts as a barrier and lowers collaboration opportunities.  It is not intuitive.  You never gave one concrete aswer as to how to contact someone on this site without hiring them and without a job.  The only option I have found is to go outide this site.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "The only option I have found is to go outside this site."

 

You are not required to use this site.

Nor are you required to read the posts in this thread which address your questions.

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