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Direct Contracts now live for all freelancers

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Samuel A Member Since: Dec 18, 2018
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Thank you

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Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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We checked again and it looks like the client has released the payment and the contract is now showing as completed. Please, let us know if you have any further questions. 

~ Valeria
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Pedro J Member Since: Mar 19, 2019
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"We’re sorry to inform you that Direct Contracts are currently not available in your country."

I'm based in Argentina and my client is from Chile. What's wrong? When is it gonna be available?


Thanks in advance.

Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Pedro,


Currently, Direct Contracts are only available to freelancers and their clients in certain countries. If you attempt to sign up and you or your client are not eligible due to the country you live in, you’ll see the message you're referring to. We hope to expand Direct Contracts to more countries in the future.


Thank you!

~ Bojan
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Javed I Member Since: Apr 26, 2016
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A great idea for those clients who are not willing to work here.

This will help more to both.

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Geoffroy L Member Since: Jun 18, 2019
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Hi, I have created a direct contract but the link to the client by email is not working. The link redirect to a http://prana_upstream/ab/flservices/cl/auth/******* but this address is not working.

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Jason A Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Hi Geoffroy,


Thanks for reaching out - we're looking into this now and will update you as soon as possible.

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Jason A Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Hi Geoffroy,


UPDATE: This issue has been fixed so your cilent should now be able to access the contract via the email.  Please let us know if it's still not working.



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Geoffroy L Member Since: Jun 18, 2019
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Hi Jason. It's working now thanks.

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Subodh K Member Since: May 3, 2019
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Howdy All, Staying safe? 

Firstly, thanks Upwork for this direct contract feature. It helps to close many difficult clients as it provides escrow service as peace of mind for the clients. 

But before jumping into it I wanna know about the direct contract a bit more. 

Is there a limitation on how many you can send in a day ? Or how do you stop spammers using it? 

Will upwork use my client's information for any purpose? 

Will upwork remarket to my direct clients?  

Will these direct contract job counts towards the freelancer's job success score % ?

Thank you in advance  for you help