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Direct Contracts now live for all freelancers

Jason A Employee Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Hi David,


I also want to add that we will be adding the option for hourly contracts later this year.  And you can manually add sales tax to your amount, but unfortunately it's not itemized separately... it's an interesting idea and we can think through if and how we can do this for you.  Thank you for checking out our new feature!

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Ankit A Member Since: Jan 5, 2018
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I was waiting for this type of escrow service for a long time. 

Thanks for providing this. This will give some tension-free environment working with my local and Behance network clients. 


My concern here is how you guys deal with my customers.

Am ready to bring my new customers on this escrow service platform, but am afraid Upwork will flood their mail inbox with freelancers suggestion for the same job. 

I don't know if that's a valid concern or not. 


Can someone insider put some light on this?


Stay indoor.

I wish everyone reading this a productive quarantine period  and good health



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


Thank you for the question. We aren't sending email notifications like these to clients who are using the Direct Contracts feature.

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Odon C Member Since: Feb 18, 2019
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Hi everyone,

If I use this new direct contract feature, the client will get an invoice at end of the project?
I found a new client, but he definietly needs an invoice after the project. 

Thank you for your help,

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


Yes, that is correct. Your client will receive an invoice via email with all the relevant contract details, including the contract name, description, price, client's company name, and freelancer’s name. In case your client has questions or needs assistance with the invoices they receive, please advise them to contact us directly and we'll be happy to help! 


Congrats on starting a new working relationship, we'd love to hear your feedback about using the Direct Contract feature!

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Kyrollos R Member Since: Nov 15, 2019
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Do the direct contracts affect my profile success score the same way Upwork contracts do or have less effect? and can the client leave a feedback ? and if the client can, will it appear on my profile?

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Kyrollos,


We've merged your post with the announcement thread we have about Direct Contracts and where we have more information about the feature.


To answer your questions, Direct Contracts will not impact your Job Success Score. These contracts also will not be included in your other Upwork profile stats, such as total earnings, number of jobs, etc.

~ Valeria
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Kyrollos R Member Since: Nov 15, 2019
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thanks Smiley Happy

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Vishal B Member Since: Mar 13, 2019
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could anyone guide me if someone hires me on Upwork with direct contracts, after completion of the project it will be shown to my profile or no. and am I able to get rating and feedback also or no.

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Liaqat A Member Since: Sep 6, 2016
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Hello Vishal,

no, if you try to direct contract with a client outside of Upwork the job and rating will not be showing also trying not to contract outside form Upwork because your payment will be at risk.