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Adding sponsor Proposal feature

shopanbd24
Active Member
Shopan K Member Since: Jan 1, 2016
1 of 23

Hi,

 

In Elance have "sponsor proposal" feature . If anyone want to submit sponsor proposal they can on Elance but there is no any option on Upwork. So, upwork also want add this feature?

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
2 of 23

Does this mean you pay cash so that your proposal appears higher in a list that the client sees?

 

I can see how this would generate revenue for Upwork, but how would this help clients and contractors?

 

As a client, if I saw that a contractor has a sponsored proposal I would simply delete his proposal.

kochubei_valeria
Moderator
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
3 of 23

Hi Shopan,

 

Sponsored proposals are not available on Upwork. We appreciate your feedback though and will definitely update the Community if there are any changes.

 

Thank you.

~ Valeria
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shakingcupmedia
Active Member
Tim Lloyd C Member Since: May 5, 2017
4 of 23

Hi Has this changed? Can we sponsor proposal?

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
5 of 23

 


@Lloyd C wrote:

Hi Has this changed? Can we sponsor proposal?


 No, we can not, and No, we can't sponsor proposals, and thank heaven for that.

 

The day I have to pay to get a client to see my proposal first will be the day I give up freelancing.

shakingcupmedia
Active Member
Tim Lloyd C Member Since: May 5, 2017
6 of 23

You're paying for the client to see your proposal now, may as well be first.......

kochubei_valeria
Moderator
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
7 of 23

Lloyd,

 

There hasn't been any changes. It's not possible on Upwork to sponsor a proposal.

~ Valeria
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wendy_writes
Community Guru
Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
8 of 23

The job rate success of sponsored proposals on eLance was negligible.  There were numerous threads on this subject and the general consensus was it was not only a waste of time but resulted in an even greater number of poorly thought proposals and bot bids.

 

To not allow sponsored bids was one of the wisest decisions Upwork made.

shakingcupmedia
Active Member
Tim Lloyd C Member Since: May 5, 2017
9 of 23

It always worked well for me and standing out from all the junk proposals. 

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
10 of 23

@Lloyd C wrote:

It always worked well for me and standing out from all the junk proposals. 


 stand out as what, exactly? Stand out as someone who has to pay to be noticed?

 


@Lloyd C wrote:

You're paying for the client to see your proposal now, may as well be first.......


How am I paying to have a client see my proposal?
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