How a Social Media Experiment Led a Creative Entrepreneur to Upwork’s Team

September 1, 2015 by

It isn’t every day that a job seeker grabs headlines, but that’s exactly what Nina Mufleh managed to do with nina4airbnb, a social media experiment to attract Airbnb as well as recruiters and hiring managers in the area. In this post, Upwork’s newest freelance growth manager explains why she joined the Upwork team and is excited to use her talents to help others succeed. Read Full Article

Job Success Helps Freelancers Stand Out

August 25, 2015 by

The Job Success score has played an important role in helping more of Upwork's best freelancers connect with high quality work. Currently, when a client views your profile, they see your Job Success score alongside your 5-star average feedback. Starting September 15, we'll remove 5-star average feedback entirely, and display only your Job Success score throughout most of the Upwork site. Jeff Chen, VP of Trust & Safety, answers some common questions. Read Full Article

Moving Forward On Upwork Innovation

May 12, 2015 by

From faster hiring and better collaboration to support for larger teams and professional growth for freelancers, Upwork has many new innovations to roll out over the coming weeks and months—including some that are already available. Learn more about what we have in the works from Upwork's head of product, Hayden Brown. Read Full Article

Upwork Roadmap Preview: Better Collaboration

May 5, 2015 by

To work closely and always stay in sync, remote teams need a simple way to collaborate. With that in mind, Upwork is building a platform that allows for freelancers and their clients to do much more than send messages. Upwork's Hayden Brown introduces some of the developments we've been working on. Read Full Article

New Job Categories Help Pinpoint Perfect Freelancers

March 25, 2015 by

Earlier this month, oDesk made new job categories available for freelancers to add to their profiles. Today, these new categories are available to clients to begin posting jobs. Clients can now request more types of work on oDesk, and find freelancers with the specific skills they’re looking for more easily. Read Full Article

Announcing Escrow Protection on oDesk

December 2, 2014 by

I am delighted to share that Escrow Protection, a service that many of you have requested, will become available on oDesk this January. Escrow Protection is designed to help you focus on working together, confident that your payments and earnings are secure. Read Full Article

Wondering About Benefits for U.S. Freelancers? Join this Webinar on November 19

November 17, 2014 by

Finding great benefits at an affordable price is a real challenge for U.S. freelancers, whether you’re looking for health and dental insurance for yourself or liability insurance for your business. That’s why Elance-oDesk is partnering with Freelancers Union to deliver the National Benefits Platform. Want to learn more? Freelancers Union is hosting a webinar this Wednesday, Nov. 19, to outline benefit options and answer your questions. Read Full Article

The Hack Is On! Join In World’s First Exclusively Virtual Hackathon

November 11, 2014 by

For the first time ever be part of an exclusively virtual big time hack — whether you’re in a high-tech hub or a beachside hot tub. Simply enter the Global Virtual Hackathon and impress the judges and the world with your coding talents, no matter where you hack from. You’ll compete online for $10,000 in cash prizes from organizer Koding Hackathon. Plus the top Elance-oDesk team will earn an additional $2,500 (with other sponsors offering more prizes, too). Not to mention the bragging rights you’ll earn from taking top honors in such a prestigious hackathon. Read Full Article