Stand out as part of Upwork's top 1% of global independent talent and get exclusive opportunities that match your unique skill set.
Let clients see your Expert-Vetted Talent badge, so they know you're in the top 1% of independent pros.
Partner with Enterprise and Talent Scout™ clients, including Fortune 500 companies.
Get a dedicated Talent Manager who can help optimize your profile and coach you through Upwork strategies.
Access exclusive opportunities with clients you want to work with.
Build connections with other Expert-Vetted Talent members and join a tight-knit community.
We’ll send you an invitation to start the pre-vetting process, which evaluates technical expertise and soft skills. When you earn Expert-Vetted Talent status, you can stand out and partner with exclusive clients to take your freelance business to the next level.
We’ll send you a message with next steps on how to get started with the Expert-Vetted process.
They’ll become your primary point of contact and connect your profile to our broader network.
Stand out to Enterprise clients with your new badge and scale your freelance business or agency in a sustainable way.
“Expert-Vetted has allowed me to network with a lot more of the Upwork team, which has helped our efficiency, it’s helped us understand tools more, understand processes and how we can improve.”
Digital Marketer, United Kingdom
"Being an Expert-Vetted Talent member on Upwork has given me the ability to work and live on my terms. They help me connect with clients who are ready for my high level strategic process which saves me a ton of time and energy."
Fractional CMO, Houston, United States
“Upwork provided endless opportunities to work alongside some incredible clients. I have built long-lasting relationships with these companies, allowing me to create a trusting brand and scale my business.”
Agency Owner, New York, USA
"This year since becoming Expert Vetted I’ve earned over $500K on the platform. Upwork has given me the means and support to create the life of my dreams."
Presentation Designer, Atlanta, United States
Expert-Vetted is invitation-only, qualifies you as part of the top 1% of talent on Upwork, and comes with a badge on freelancer and/or agency profiles. Talent Scout is open to freelancers only and doesn’t come with a badge.
Freelancers and agencies in Web, Mobile, Software Development, Data Science and Analytics, Design and Creative, Sales and Marketing, HR, Consulting, and Writing are eligible to become Expert-Vetted.