Upwork RSS Parser

This Python3 script will monitor Upwork RSS feed and then email you the results.

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General Information

This Python3 script will monitor Upwork RSS feed, filter out listings based on client budget/keywords, and then email you the results.

Technologies Used

  • Python3
  • requests
  • bs4 (BeautifulSoup)
  • lxml
  • ssl
  • smtplib
  • email.message


  • Parses Upwork RSS feed every N seconds
  • Filters out listings that don’t meet the desired minimum budget
  • Filters out listings that don’t contain at least one specific keyword
  • Emails you the results (if there are any)




download/clone repo

Login to Upwork, navigate to the job search page within the category of your choice. In my case it was “Web, Mobile, & Software Development”. Make sure the results are sorted by “newest”. Then click on the icon that looks like a green wifi logo. Right click on RSS, then copy the URL.


If you want email sending capabilities, first create a new Gmail account. Then go into the account settings and enable “less secure apps”.

After creating your email account for sending emails, open upwork-rss-parser.py and edit the following values:

KEYWORDS = [“website”, “wordpress”, “react”, “javascript”, “landing”, “elementor”] #keywords to look for in title/description

MINIMUM_BUDGET = 250 #Minimum budget to search for in dollars

RSS_URL = “https://www.upwork.com” #Upwork RSS URL that you gathered earlier

TO_EMAIL = “[email protected]” #Email address that you want to receive the notifications on

FROM_EMAIL = “[email protected]” #Email address that you created on Gmail with less secure apps enabled

SLEEP_TIME = 250 #Time to sleep between Upwork RSS HTTP GET requests

run pip3 install -r requirements.txt in project root directory

run python3 upwork-rss-parser.py in project root directory

Project Status

in progress


  • Resend email on failure
  • More RSS feeds?


  • Many thanks to Sergii, Chris, Swapna, Aras, Brock, Ibrahim, Ali, Sandra, Abhishek, my cat, Mozart, Monster Energy


Created by Chris☕ @chrmc – feel free to contact me!


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