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Direct Contracts now live for all freelancers

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Yes, Timothy! 

We'll share this with the team for their consideration. Hopefully, it can be considered for future releases. 


-Avery
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MohammadHassan A Member Since: Sep 12, 2019
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Hello

I wonder to ask is it allowed for a freelancer(Me) to have a direct contract with another freelancer & different email?
I have a contract outside the Upwork & I have a friend who is a freelancer in Upwork, So can I use direct contract this way?

All the best.

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi MohammadHassan,

 

Please note that Direct Contracts are only for clients who do not already have an Upwork client account. Having both is a violation of our Terms of Service. If you receive a request from a freelancer to create a Direct Contract and you already have an Upwork client account, which appears to be the case, you should decline it. Instead, please post the job from your existing account and invite the freelancer so you can hire them. Let me know if you were referring to a different setup.

 

 

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Saqib M Member Since: Mar 6, 2020
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Hello experts,

I just tried the new feature of upwork "Direct contract" and found it is amazing, fast, easy and less fees for the client as well as freelancers.
I have few questions though.

1. Is the earning from direct contract counts? will that earning add to our main profile?
2. Can a client give review and rating for direct contracts? will the review/ratings will be visible to our profile just like normal contract.?

I followed this link but couldn't find the required information.
https://www.upwork.com/legal#directcontracts


Regards,
Saqib

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Saqib,

 

1) Since your client and you will only be using Upwork for payments, any Direct Contracts will not impact your Upwork reputation metrics (for example your Job Success Score or Top-Rated status). These contracts also will not be included in your other Upwork profile stats, such as total earnings, number of jobs, etc.

 

2) Sharing feedback is not an option with Direct Contracts.

 

For more information about Direct Contracts, you can check out this help article.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Jacob E Member Since: Oct 16, 2019
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Hello,

 

I was sure that within the last month, I noticed an option on UpWork for me to use UpWork as a payment solution for invoicing clients (non-upwork). 

 

Kind of similar to how you can use PayPal to invoice a client and receive funds. 

 

I could have sworn I saw this option on UpWork and now I see nothing about it. 

 

Was this available at some point? 

 

Thank you!

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Jacob,

 

Direct Contracts are a new offering that allow you to manage contracts in the Upwork platform with your clients who don’t have an Upwork account.

With Direct Contracts, you can create and send fixed-price contract proposals to your clients that don’t have Upwork accounts. To learn more about this check out this Help Article. Thank you.


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MacHin R Member Since: Aug 31, 2020
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My client got error while paying for second time "We are sorry! We are experiencing a technical problem and cannot process your request right now. Please try again in a minute". His cards and Paypal were used before and now suddenly error occure as stated above. Raised a ticket by my client and me but there is no solution as of now.

I don't want to give any problem to my client regards to payment. 

How to resolve this problem.

 

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi MacHin,

 

I checked with the team and it seems that the issue has already been resolved. Could you please ask your client to try again? If the problem persists, please let us know so that we can assist you further.


Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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MacHin R Member Since: Aug 31, 2020
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Thank you for the response!

If it is resolved I guess I would have receive reply from support team to my ticket and,

I don't want to ask again and again if its not going to work.

I cannot buy connect.