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Upwork

3.8
(110 reviews)

Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is a freelance services platform for top companies to hire and work with talented independent professionals.

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Upwork Features

Hiring

RFP Creator

Provides templates to create and distribute request for proposals.

83%
(Based on 38 reviews)

Messaging

Enables users to message with freelancers before and after an agreement.

87%
(Based on 68 reviews)

Freelance Screening

Provides verification of a freelancer's identification.

80%
(Based on 61 reviews)

Freelance Profiles

Displays profiles of freelancers with pertinent information.

82%
(Based on 66 reviews)

Project Management

Digital Asset Management

Provides a space to store digital assets which can be used by the freelancer.

77%
(Based on 50 reviews)

Calendar

Provides a project calendar visible for both the freelancer and employer.

n/a

Guidelines and Policies

Shares documents like style guides with the freelancer.

81%
(Based on 57 reviews)

Workflow Builder

Enables the user to build project workflows that are visible for both the freelancer and employer.

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Payment

Payment Automation

Automatically pays the freelancer upon completion or approval of a project.

83%
(Based on 69 reviews)

Secure Payments

Provides a method for secure payment.

88%
(Based on 70 reviews)

Multi-Currency Payments

Enables the user to make payments in multiple currencies.

87%
(Based on 45 reviews)

Multiple Payment Methods

Provides multiple methods for the user to pay the freelancer.

87%
(Based on 48 reviews)