What are the Freelancer Membership plans? How do I upgrade my Membership?

With one of our Freelancer Membership plans, you have access to a complete set of features which quickly establish your online presence and prepare you to immediately begin marketing your services. Our Basic plan is free of charge, and for those looking to increase job volume, gain more visibility with clients and access additional robust features, we offer several premium membership options, as well.  

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  • The Basic Membership (free), our most popular plan, offers a complete set of features to establish your online presence and immediately begin marketing your services to clients. Available for both individuals and companies, Basic Memberships include a complete Elance profile, 40 Connects per month (allowing you to submit up to 40 proposals to clients), unlimited invitations to jobs, a fully hosted digital portfolio, access to the Workroom, payment protection and more. 
  • The Individual Membership ($10 per month) includes everything in the Basic Membership plan as well as additional Connects (60 per month), Rollover Connects, increased file storage in the Workroom and increased visibility to Clients. You will also have the ability to add up to 15 profile keywords that will help Clients find you more easily during their search, and you will also have the flexibility to add additional Connects and Categories to your Membership plan. Paid Memberships have the option to add Portfolio samples directly into job proposals, allowing your Clients to see your best and most relevant work samples, and offer the ability to see see the minimum, average and highest proposal price of other bidders on a project to help determine your own rate. To upgrade your plan immediately, click here
  • The Small Company Membership ($20 per month) further improves visibility to clients by increasing the number of Connects to 80 per month and the number of profile keywords to 20, which will allow you to differentiate yourself as a company. Small Company members also gain up to 1 GB of storage per Workroom as well as the ability to add up to 5 team members, meaning you can add 5 Elance profiles to highlight your team members' unique skills.  Paid Memberships have the option to add Portfolio samples directly into job proposals, allowing your Clients to see your best and most relevant work samples, and offer the ability to see see the minimum, average and highest proposal price of other bidders on a project to help determine your own rate. To upgrade your plan immediately, click here
  • The Large Company Membership ($60 per month) allows you to add up to 25 profile keywords, increases available storage to 2 GB per Workroom and allows an unlimited number of team members to be added to your Elance account. Paid Memberships have the option to add Portfolio samples directly into job proposals, allowing your Clients to see your best and most relevant work samples, and offer the ability to see see the minimum, average and highest proposal price of other bidders on a project to help determine your own rate. To upgrade your plan immediately, click here

You can freely upgrade your Membership plan at any time. This includes changing your Membership program (e.g. upgrading from a Small Company to a Large Company), adding Categories (e.g. starting with Writing & Translation and later adding on Admin Support) and adding Connects.

You can choose to have your upgrades take effect immediately or in the next billing cycle. Immediate upgrades will result in the immediate charge of the cost difference between your original plan and the upgraded plan.

To upgrade your Membership plan, please login to your account and complete the steps below:

  1. Click your username from the top right of the page and choose Membership from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click the Edit Membership Plan link on the right.
  3. Click the green Select button under the Membership you wish to choose.
  4. Choose to add Connects or Categories.  
  5. Click the Continue button.
  6. Choose to make the change to your plan effective immediately or at the beginning of your next billing cycle. If you are upgrading from a free plan, the upgrade will automatically go into effect immediately.
  7. Review the payment, verify the payment method, and click Submit.

Note: If you are upgrading to a Small Company or Large Company from your Basic or Individual plan and you have previously completed ID Verification as part of your Membership, you may need to complete this process again. See our ID Verification page for more information.



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