Frequently asked questions
It completely depends on your job and on your employer.
Common tasks include writing articles, blogs, forum posts, and other content. You might be updating websites or blogs. You might be doing some link building. Maybe programming (if that's a skill you have). You might be doing customer support through email or chat. Maybe you'll be designing web pages or building web sites. Doing research and gathering data is a common task.
The tasks vary widely. We promise you'll be matched up with a company looking for your skill set. You'll also likely be asked to learn new things and to grow!
This depends on you. You can wait for an employer to hire you, which could take longer. The fastest way to get hired is to apply for multiple jobs that you are qualified for, and immediately reply when there are inquiries. Limit your application to jobs that are good matches for your skills and experience. This is so you don't waste time applying for a position that you have little to no chance of getting.
It also helps to apply for several types of jobs. Consider the core skills you have and think about how these can be used in several other, albeit slightly different, jobs.
A lower price increases scammers, increases hiring competition, and increases low quality employers. We want good employers who care about the people they hire.
Plus, it helps us continue to develop the site so you have a great experience hiring.
We honor our guarantee.
We charge up front so we don't have to mark up salaries. Nobody likes middlemen and unnecessary markups. After you try it we think you'll agree.
It's built right in. No account required. Simple and easy.
You could also use Paypal or Worldremit or Transferwise. We don't really care how you pay the people you hire. You don't have to pay them through us.
How much you pay them is dependent on how much you negotiate with them before you hire them.
- We don't take a cut of worker salaries
- We don't mark up worker salaries
- We don't get in between your communication with your worker
- We don't force you to pay your workers through us
- Upwork encourages short-term, temporary work. We encourage long-term permanent work. Businesses tend to succeed better without 100% turnover.