@Sandra T wrote:
Nope, not possible. Once they have approached you (through freelancer search or because you applied to their job post or have worked for them previously [on Upwork]), you can reach them through the existing message folder.
But there is no such thing as browsing random clients and sending them messages (or a "hire me" button )
Thanks Sandra. I can certainly understand not being able to browse random clients, but someone I have worked for in the past is not a random client. And as usual, on Elance that was not a problem. So gleaning info from what has been said so far, I guess the answer is no, freelancers should NOT expect to be able to connect with their client from Elance. They have to wait for the client to reach out. [rolls eyes]