50 Companies That Use Upwork [2022]

50 Companies That Use Upwork [2022]

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We put together a list of the biggest companies that use Upwork, along with some Upwork testimonials and Upwork case studies.

Here's the list:

1. Impressions Agency

Impressions Agency is a marketing agency started by Travis Richardson in 2013. Impressions Agency uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Impressions Agency : Web Agency helping businesses be found on google by enhancing their online presence using SEO, social media, reputation management, branding, content creation &

Upwork Testimonial

Upwork has been our go-to for developers (like anything, it can be hit or miss).

Travis Richardson, on starting Impressions Agency ($100,000/month)   full story ➜

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
2 founders / 20 employees
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA

2. Bingo Card Creator

Bingo Card Creator is a board game business started by Beth Kovalcik in 2015. Bingo Card Creator uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Bingo Card Creator:

Upwork Testimonial

One of my favorite tool is Upwork, it finds independent contractors for everything from website design to Pinterest creatives that can be achieved quite simply here.

Beth Kovalcik, on starting Bingo Card Creator ($1,500/month)   full story ➜

Revenue
$1.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA

3. CrankWheel

CrankWheel is a screensharing software started by Jói Sigurdsson in 2015. CrankWheel uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about CrankWheel: Sell more and increase website ROI by using inside sales software for Screen Sharing, Instant Demos and Phone Conferencing

Upwork Testimonial

Upwork is a fantastic tool I have to mention for working with and training your freelancers.

Jói Sigurdsson, on starting CrankWheel ($31,150/month)   full story ➜

Revenue
$31.2K / month
Team
2 founders / 3 employees
Location
Reykjavik, Iceland

4. Discotech

Discotech is a ticketing platform business started by Ian Chen in 2013. Discotech uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Discotech: Discotech lets you browse upcoming events, sign up for FREE guest list, book bottle service, and buy tickets to over 1000 clubs and pool parties in hundreds of cities worldwide.

Upwork Testimonial

We are a fan of using UpWork, to find offshore contractors which have been a huge benefit to our company. I would highly recommend checking it out.

Ian Chen, on starting Discotech ($90,000/month)   full story ➜

Revenue
$90K / month
Team
3 founders / 15 employees

5. PureFilters

PureFilters is a water filter store started by Jay Vasantharajah in 2015. PureFilters uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about PureFilters: Purify your air and water with PureFilters, a trusted air and water filtration brand. We're your online source for filtration products like humidifier pads, water filters & furnace filters in Canada. We carry all the major brands and sizes and we make customers size filters as well.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
2 founders / 4 employees
Location
Canada

6. Dick At Your Door

Dick At Your Door is a dessert boxes store started by Adam Hascall in 2015. Dick At Your Door uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Dick At Your Door:

Revenue
$125K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees
Location
California, USA

7. Starter Story

Starter Story is a niche blog started by Pat Walls in 2017. Starter Story uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Starter Story: Starter Story interviews successful entrepreneurs and shares the stories behind their businesses. In each interview, we ask how they got started, how they grew, and how they run their business today.

Revenue
$55K / month
Team
1 founders / 6 employees
Location
New York, New York, USA

8. HUSKYBEARD

HUSKYBEARD is a mens grooming product started by Ray Moyers in 2016. HUSKYBEARD uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about HUSKYBEARD: Simply the best beard care grooming products available. Shop Beard Oils, Beard Combs, Beard Brushes, Trimming Scissors, and Beard Grooming Kits at HUSKYBEARD.

Revenue
$3.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Queen Creek, Arizona, USA

9. SWAGGER Magazine

SWAGGER Magazine is a digital magazine started by Drew Williams in 2007. SWAGGER Magazine uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about SWAGGER Magazine: SWAGGER is North America's premiere modern men's lifestyle magazine. Get the latest tips and trends for men's style, grooming, gear, travel, and more.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
1 founders / 25 employees
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

10. Xero Shoes

Xero Shoes is a shoe brand started by Steven Sashen in 2009. Xero Shoes uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Xero Shoes: Xero Shoes provides comfortable footwear for men, women, kids. It promises to give your foot the right protection, support, and comfort. It is backed by their 5,000-mile sole warranty. Xero Shoes is founded by husband and wife duo Steven and Lena. Their shoes have been featured in Los Angeles Times, Runners, NBC, The New York Times, and many other platforms.

Revenue
$1.5M / month
Team
2 founders / 44 employees
Location
Broomfield, Colorado, USA

11. Outlaw

Outlaw is a soap business started by Danielle Vincent in 2013. Outlaw uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Outlaw: Handmade soaps, body wash, lip balms, and colognes that smell like whiskey, campfire, leather, and bacon... basically, everything that makes life worthwhile.

Revenue
$380K / month
Team
2 founders / 13 employees
Location
Sparks, NV, USA

12. The Modest Man

The Modest Man is a youtube channel started by Brock McGoff in 2012. The Modest Man uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about The Modest Man: The Modest Man helps short men dress better and feel more confident by finding and wearing clothes that fit and flatter their body type.

Revenue
$4K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Richmond, VA, USA

13. Million Dollar Collar

Million Dollar Collar is a men's clothing line started by Rob Kessler in 2013. Million Dollar Collar uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Million Dollar Collar: Our patented sewn-in collar support technology prevents the placket of your shirt from crumbling under the weight of the collar.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
3 founders / 0 employees
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

14. Blue Coffee Box

Blue Coffee Box is a coffee subscription box started by Jon Butt in 2017. Blue Coffee Box uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Blue Coffee Box:

Revenue
$65K / month
Team
2 founders / 3 employees
Location
Canterbury, UK

15. Taylor & Hart

Taylor & Hart is a jewelry making business started by Nikolay Piriankov in 2013. Taylor & Hart uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Taylor & Hart: Award-winning London jeweller specialising in bespoke engagement rings. All rings are uniquely designed and set with ethically-sourced diamonds.

Revenue
$385K / month
Team
2 founders / 27 employees
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

16. Flaming Licks

Flaming Licks is a hot sauce business started by James Bryson in 2015. Flaming Licks uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Flaming Licks: Welcome to Flaming Licks - Spicy Food & Hot Sauce Subscription Club. Put some fire in your face with our awesome 'fiery' subscription boxes.

Revenue
$13K / month
Team
2 founders / 3 employees
Location
Wimborne Minster, England, United Kingdom

17. The Party People

The Party People is a party supply store started by Dean Salakas in 1986. The Party People uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about The Party People: Buy your Party Supplies at The Party People Shop. We have the largest range of party supplies, theme decorations, balloons and costumes in Australia.

Revenue
$400K / month
Team
2 founders / 40 employees
Location
Sydney NSW, Australia

18. Maxwell Scott Bags Ltd

Maxwell Scott Bags Ltd is a luxury brand started by William Forshaw in 2002. Maxwell Scott Bags Ltd uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Maxwell Scott Bags Ltd: Official UK Store - Maxwell Scott Bags specialise in exquisite leather briefcases, travel luggage & handbags. All our goods are handcrafted by master craftsman from the finest full grain Italian leather. We guarantee our products to improve with age and offer an incredible 25-year guarantee.

Revenue
$300K / month
Team
1 founders / 14 employees
Location
York, England, United Kingdom

19. Plain Jane

Plain Jane is a CBD business started by Evan Marshall in 2018. Plain Jane uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Plain Jane: The purpose of Plain Jane is to make CBD hemp flower products more accessible and affordable. It is located in Southern Oregon and licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Their products come from high-quality, all-natural Hemp Flower.

Revenue
$275K / month
Team
2 founders / 16 employees
Location
Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada

20. AlmondClear

AlmondClear is a skin care product line started by Leslie Eisen in 2017. AlmondClear uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about AlmondClear: Harness the power of pure Mandelic Acid (and experience carefree skin! Formulated from bitter almonds, our serums are effective on a variety of skin concerns.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Portland, Oregon, USA

21. MyCustomCandy

MyCustomCandy is a candy making business started by Sarah Hannington in 2015. MyCustomCandy uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about MyCustomCandy: Design your OWN custom candy online now! Choose from hearts or mints & add your logo, text or emojis. Worldwide Shipping.

Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Clearwater, Florida, USA

22. Salem Software

Salem Software is an iPhone app started by Trevor McKendrick in 2012. Salem Software uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Salem Software: This is just a short excerpt for the about page.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

23. Entire Productions

Entire Productions is a virtual events business started by Natasha Miller in 2001. Entire Productions uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Entire Productions: Entire Production is one of the best corporate event planning companies in San Francisco. Let Our Team of Experts Create and Manage Your Next Corporate Events. Call Today!

Revenue
$108K / month
Team
1 founders / 6 employees
Location
San Francisco, California, USA

24. Bundleboon

Bundleboon is a subscription box business started by Nelli Jeloudar in 2018. Bundleboon uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Bundleboon: Gemakkelijk, gratis en snel unieke kinderkleding thuis bezorgd. Persoonlijk uitgekozen op de smaken van jou en je kind

Revenue
$35K / month
Team
2 founders / 5 employees
Location
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands

25. DetraPel

DetraPel is a cleaning products business started by David Zamarin in 2013. DetraPel uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about DetraPel: DetraPel is your non-toxic stain protector that keeps your belongings looking fresh and clean longer than ever before. Safe for children, pets and you. Stay clean, stay dry, stay safe!

Revenue
$450K / month
Team
1 founders / 17 employees
Location
Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

26. GloveStix

GloveStix is a cleaning products business started by Krista Woods in 2014. GloveStix uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about GloveStix: GloveStix and ShoeStix are an odor management solution for sports gloves, shoes, boots, helmets, knee pads, arm pads, more. Our Stink Stix inhibit bacteria growth, absorb moisture, and deodorize. Reduces odor in as little as 24 hours. Non-toxic and chemical free deodorizing for all your athletic gloves and shoes.

Revenue
$60K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Ashburn, Virginia, USA

27. Ice Shaker

Ice Shaker is a drinkware brand started by Chris Gronkowski in 2016. Ice Shaker uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Ice Shaker: Ditch your old smelly plastic shakers and say hello to the insulated Ice Shaker™ protein shaker. This tumbler is odor-free and holds ice for over 30 hours. Take your workout or beach party to the next level! ✓Seen on Shark Tank!

Revenue
$450K / month
Team
2 founders / 9 employees
Location
Southlake, Texas, USA

28. Entrepreneur Business Blog

Entrepreneur Business Blog is a marketing agency started by Emenike Emmanuel in 2016. Entrepreneur Business Blog uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Entrepreneur Business Blog: Start, Manage and Grow Your Business

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees
Location
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

29. Woodies

Woodies is a sunglasses business started by Cory Stout in 2012. Woodies uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Woodies: Woodies manufactures sunglasses, watches, and a few other items. It is a personally-owned business firm. Woodies was founded by Cory Stout in 2012. Their sunglasses arms are made of wood, giving it a classic and sustainable touch.

Revenue
$190K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Santa Monica, CA, USA

30. Lunchbox

Lunchbox is a backpack line started by Tom Worcester in 2018. Lunchbox uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Lunchbox: Lunchbox is the anti-theft, lightweight, customizable pack that has your back no matter the adventure. With a patented hydration cooler, easy access phone pockets, interchangeable designs, and military grade materials, Lunchbox guarantees that you're ready for every adventure.

Revenue
$55K / month
Team
1 founders / 7 employees
Location
New York, New York, USA

31. Emu Joy

Emu Joy is a skin care product line started by Carole Rains in 2014. Emu Joy uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Emu Joy: Natural & organic products for skin, hair & body - dry skin, hair growth, rash, pain, bug bites, scars, burns, itch, aches, swelling, sunburn, cuts & callus.

Revenue
$33K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
New Jersey, USA

32. Felony Case

Felony Case is a phone case business started by Andrew Moore in 2012. Felony Case uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Felony Case: Inspired iPhone Cases for iPhone X XS Max XR Case, iPhone 8 Case, iPhone 8+ Plus Case, iPhone 7 Case, iPhone 7+ Plus Case. Featuring Kaleidoscope iPhone Case, Marble iPhone Case, Concrete iPhone Case, Holographic iPhone Case, Tortoise iPhone Case, Grid iPhone Case, and more...

Revenue
$120K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

33. AmmoniaSport LLC

AmmoniaSport LLC is a skin care product line started by Justin Rapoport in 2017. AmmoniaSport LLC uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about AmmoniaSport LLC: Buy smelling salts and ammonia power lifting smelling salts for athletes at the best price at Ammonia Sport a high-quality athletic ammonia inhalant’s seller. Shop Now!

Revenue
$80K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
San Diego, California, USA

34. Scribly.io

Scribly.io is a content writing company started by Dani Mancini in 2018. Scribly.io uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Scribly.io: Scribly.io is a content marketing agency offering scalable content marketing services. Hyper effective content marketing strategies to boost traffic & leads.

Revenue
$37K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees
Location
Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

35. Lost Empire Herbs

Lost Empire Herbs is a supplements company started by Logan Christopher in 2012. Lost Empire Herbs uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Lost Empire Herbs: Live healthy, live happy! Buy safe and natural supplements for discounted prices. Our natural herbal supplements promote overall health and wellbeing.

Revenue
$280K / month
Team
3 founders / 10 employees
Location
Kansas City, MO, USA

36. Sayar Care

Sayar Care is a hair loss treatment product started by Zee Schwab in 2017. Sayar Care uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Sayar Care: Stop your hair loss and stimulate regrowth. Block DHT naturally to stop your balding, and start regrowing your hair! Clinically tested, natural ingredients.

Revenue
$76K / month
Team
3 founders / 4 employees
Location
New York, New York, USA

37. ZBiotics

ZBiotics is a beverage company started by Zack Abbott in 2016. ZBiotics uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about ZBiotics: Seize the day after last night. The world's first genetically engineered probiotic is built by a team of PhD scientists to break down an unwanted byproduct of alcohol.

Team
2 founders / 6 employees
Location
San Francisco, California, USA

38. ByteStand

ByteStand is a shopify app developer started by Todd Trimakas in 2016. ByteStand uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about ByteStand: Sync your Amazon inventory directly into your store. Send your Shopify or BigCommerce orders to Amazon for fulfillment. Or offer your customers store credit.

Revenue
$35K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees
Location
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

39. The Adventurous Mailbox

The Adventurous Mailbox is a children's book writer started by Andrew Bliss in 2016. The Adventurous Mailbox uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about The Adventurous Mailbox: Using adventure to introduce kids to world cultures, computer coding, and so much more. A fascinating world is on the way!

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees
Location
Taiwan

40. Counterweight Creative

Counterweight Creative is a podcast started by Jeremy Enns in 2016. Counterweight Creative uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Counterweight Creative: We're obsessed with stories. Specifically helping brands and entrepreneurs share their story through an engaging podcast that truly captures their identity.

Revenue
$16K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

41. Big Flare

Big Flare is a PPC consulting agency started by Daryl Mander in 2014. Big Flare uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Big Flare: Ecommerce Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising agency. We help online retailers increase sales with Adwords, Google Shopping, Bing, Facebook Ads and Retargeting campaigns .

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

42. Mosspiration Biotech

Mosspiration Biotech is an air freshener business started by Henrik Toft Simonsen in 2016. Mosspiration Biotech uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Mosspiration Biotech: Mosspiration Biotech IVS. We use moss as a green cell platform to produce small natural products and fine chemicals. Physcomitrella patens (moss) is the perfect platform for this.

Revenue
$4K / month
Team
2 founders / 3 employees
Location
Hørsholm, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

43. Hallow Inc.

Hallow Inc. is a christian faith based business started by Alex Jones in 2018. Hallow Inc. uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Hallow Inc.: Hallow is a prayer app that offers guided meditation sessions to help us grow in our faith & spiritual lives and find peace in God.

Team
3 founders / 12 employees
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

44. MonetizeMore

MonetizeMore is a Facebook ads consultant started by Kean Graham in 2010. MonetizeMore uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about MonetizeMore: MonetizeMore is your trusted programmatic yield partner. Increase your ad revenues from DFP, Ad Exchange and header bidding with our ad operations experts and technology

Revenue
$5.2M / month
Team
1 founders / 190 employees
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

45. GMass, Inc.

GMass, Inc. is an email marketing tool started by Ajay Goel in 2015. GMass, Inc. uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about GMass, Inc.: GMass allows you to easily schedule emails, send out mass emails and mail merge campaigns and more with Gmail! Click here to learn about more features!

Revenue
$450K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Dayton, Ohio, USA

46. Humor That Works

Humor That Works is a corporate trainer started by Andrew Tarvin in 2009. Humor That Works uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Humor That Works: Learn how to use humor at work to increase productivity, reduce stress, and be happier.

Revenue
$12.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
New York, New York, USA

47. Crooked Branch Studio

Crooked Branch Studio is a men's clothing line started by Paul Kaster in 2016. Crooked Branch Studio uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Crooked Branch Studio: Unique wooden bow ties handcrafted from premium hardwoods. Our wooden bow ties are designed to have the dimension you love about classic, fabric bow ties, while still being lightweight and easy to wear.

Revenue
$2.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

48. Facade Games

Facade Games is a board game started by Travis Hancock in 2015. Facade Games uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Facade Games: Creators of Salem 1692, Tortuga 1667, and Deadwood 1876. Facade Games is owned and operated by Travis and Holly Hancock and based in Columbus Ohio. We build board games that are simple, sleek, smart, and stylish. Our games have raised over $1 million on Kickstarter and are now sold around the world.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
2 founders / 2 employees
Location
Columbus, Ohio, USA

49. Really Simple Store

Really Simple Store is an ecommerce platform started by Drew Thomas in 2019. Really Simple Store uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Really Simple Store: Accept payments and trigger events using embeddable payment cards that work with Zapier.

Revenue
$100 / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

50. Crave It

Crave It is a food app started by Bomani Mintz in 2019. Crave It uses Upwork for their freelance.

More about Crave It:

Team
2 founders / 0 employees
Location
San Francisco, California, USA

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