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Increase your chances of getting the jobs you really want by bidding to boost your proposal to the top. Win more and build relationships.Learn more
Create your ideal work schedule. Attract interest from clients filtering for the badge in search results.Learn more
Upgrade your profile to increase your chances of getting hired. If you win the bid, you'll receive priority positioning at the top.Learn more
See what the pros say
“It costs a little more to boost a proposal but the return on investment is worth it.”
“Boosted Proposals increase my visibility and separates me from my competitors.”
“I’m a very competitive person...I use Boosted Proposals all the time.”
Ads are paid with Connects, a virtual token on Upwork that can be purchased in bundles or a custom amount of your choice. Each Connect costs $0.15 (USD). Freelancers use Connects to submit proposals and place a bid for ad products including Boosted Proposals, Boosted Profiles and Availability Badge.
You get to decide when you want to use ads. Ads are not required to submit a proposal. We offer ads as an optional way to get more visibility, win work you want most, and optimize your workflow to grow your earnings on great projects.
It’s easy to get started with low risk. Choose an ad product to help you achieve your goals. Then place a bid to participate in the auction. When you are an auction winner, you stand to benefit by creating awareness among clients, increasing client engagement and winning work you want most.
1 Boosted Proposals: Upwork internal data, July-Sept. 2023. 2 Availability Badge: Upwork internal data, July 2023.