Community Manager
Community Manager

Getting Started on Upwork

Hello new user, welcome to Upwork!

If you're an independent professional (sometimes referred to as independent talent or freelancer, and even pro) looking to leverage your skills and work with great clients, we've hand-picked helpful Community discussions and compiled a list of educational resources and webinars, to guide you through the process of building your profile and fast-tracking your freelancing career or business in the work marketplace. 


If you're a client looking to find and hire the right skilled professionals for your project or job, you came to the right place! We prepared the following resources to help you navigate the work marketplace and enhance your hiring experience to help you quickly scale up or down to meet the changing demands of your business.


These resources are vital for newbies to get familiar with the platform, develop essential skills and pave the path to their success on Upwork.


Independent Talent:


Freelancer Quick Start Guide

Learn what it means to be a freelancer and how you can start building your freelance business on Upwork in only a few minutes.


Upwork Events & Webinars

Jumpstart your business on Upwork with live, interactive webinars.


Getting Started as a Freelancer

In a nutshell, seeing the impact this guide had on successful freelancers I've communicated with over the years, this is one of the most important resource new users should definitely refer to.




Client Quick Start Guide 


Client section of Upwork Help

Complete knowledge base offering easy access to helpful information and solutions you need as a new client. This Help article is a good starting point.


Client Webinar

Attend a live and interactive webinar hosted by Upwork designed for new clients.


Hiring and Working with Independent Talent


Safety First!


Stay safe online: what you need to know


Tips to Avoid Questionable Jobs


Protecting Against Malware


Trust & Safety Help Articles - essential to ensuring you have the information needed to stay safe and understand the requirements and expectation for activity on and engagement with Upwork’s marketplace.


Resources to Help Keep Your Information Safe

Advice on how to work safely, identify activity in violation of Upwork TOS and protect your business.


Happy Upworking!