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.
Is there anyway we can this with our websites ?
So that client can create a milestones or job from there side .
You can have new patent for this . Send me the my share . lol
Thanks for your suggestion! We are in the process of creating a flow that will allow you to share a link with your clients (on a website or via email) that will give them the option to submit work proposal to you - so keep an eye out for that! We have quite a list of features coming up for Direct Contracts that we hope will help in making your ability to work off-platform easier and safer - coming soon!
Thanks for your feedback - we are going to be updating the product in the coming weeks to give you the option of entering an optional due date with your contracts. In the meantime, please feel free to add a due date or timeline in the description of your project - we acknowledge that it's not ideal, but we hope to have a dedicated feature for this very soon.
Will I be able to add sales tax?
Also, will you be expanding this for hourly contracts as well?
David S M wrote:
Does this mean if I send a contract to a client, and they accept, we're both now stuck with Upwork as per section 7.1 and 7.2 in the user agreement of the Upwork TOS?
Of course not, you didn't identify or meet your Client on Upwork in this case!
In short, no. In order to use Direct Contracts, you must agree to the Upwork Terms of Service. However, your agreement to the non-circumvention provision in Section 7 only applies to relationships that were started through Upwork. Since you are bringing your own client(s) with Direct Contracts -- meaning you already had a relationship with them outside of Upwork and they don’t have an Upwork account -- those provisions do not apply.