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Getting Started on Upwork

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hello new user, welcome to Upwork!


If you're a freelancer looking to offer your professional services to clients, we've hand-picked high-profile Community discussions and compiled a list of educational videos, to guide you through the process of building your profile and fast-tracking your Upwork career. 


If you're a client looking to find and hire the right freelancer for your job, you came to the right place! We prepared the following resources to help you navigate Upwork and enhance your hiring experience.


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





Getting Started as a Freelancer 

The Freelancer section of Upwork Help Center is a library of fundamental information, instructions, guides and FAQs one click away and always available to help you find an answer to your question.


Online Course for New Freelancers

The course offers integral information and hands-on advice designed to kick-start your freelance business.


Freelancer Guide 

In a nutshell, seeing the impact this guide had on successful freelancers I've communicated with over the years, this is the holy book of freelancing.


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.


Freelancer Tutorial Videos

Learn how to create a successful Upwork freelancer profile, set up your job feed, write winning proposals, protect your payment and access your earnings.


Freelancer Webinar

Jump start your business on Upwork with a live, interactive webinar.


Want to get that first job? Then check this out...
Community's tips for winning your first job.


Safety First!

Tips to Avoid Questionable Jobs

Protecting Against Malware

Job Warning Signs

Trust & Safety FAQ

Resources to Help Keep Your Information Safe

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





Client section of Upwork Help Center

Complete knowledge base offering easy access to integral information or a solution you need as a new client. This Help article is a good starting point.


Online Course for New Clients

Free online course offering real-world best practices for finding and working with great freelancers.


Client Quick Start Guide

Trust & Safety FAQ

Short overview and FAQ designed to help you get started as a client on Upwork. 


Hiring Headquarters

Best practice advice designed to help guide you through the hiring process on Upwork.


Client Tutorial Videos

Learn how to find the best freelance talent, collaborate on projects, use features and services built exclusively for you, pay for what you expect and get the absolute most from freelancers.


Client Webinar

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


Happy Upworking!