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Where can I see client name?

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Suhaib C Member Since: Aug 16, 2016
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Where can I see client name?

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Melissa T Member Since: Dec 5, 2014
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Suhaib, do you mean in a job posting? You cannot see their name unless they respond to a proposal you submit. The job posting only lists their history stats and location. 

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Francisco M Member Since: Jun 10, 2017
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Pretty missleading since in the "best practices" for contacting clients by upwork itself they recommend using the client name and avoiding generl greetings.

Not good.

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Dev moorthi A Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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Paul C Member Since: May 5, 2019
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Absolutely agree; completely senseless.  At best you're forced to submit a generic, impersonal proposal.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "At best you're forced to submit a generic, impersonal proposal."


Clients are not hiring freelancers based on their ability to address them by name in their proposal letter.


Proposals are not "generic" or "impersonal."


My proposals explain exactly how I am going to work on the client's project. That is why clients hire me.

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Titumir I Member Since: May 31, 2019
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Agree with Francisco M 

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Cristy R Member Since: May 17, 2018
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I needed to know the client name because we are supposed to include them to the cover letter right? Thanks for the answer, im just new to upwork, TIA

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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The answer is no.


You do not need to see the client's name in order to send a proposal. You do not need to include it in a cover letter.



None of the other freelancers applying to the job have the client's name.

Nobody is using it.

The client doesn't want you to address her by name. She wants you to explain how you will do a great job on her project.

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Ahmed S Member Since: Aug 4, 2018
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Then they shouldn't have recommended to include client names in Upwork's Tutorial section