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Re: Affiliate Program

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Clark G Member Since: Jan 2, 2019
31 of 66

I agree with Charmaine, Upwork needs more clients offering work, not more freelancers underselling themselves to get work.


I run a design studio myself and I would love to pass on extra work to freelancers on Upwork. An affiliate program would help both of us out a lot.

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "I am a client and looking to refer other clients.. is there not a reward program for that?"


A good deed is its own reward.

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Josh T Member Since: Feb 13, 2019
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I was suprised to see there actually isnt a program to bring other clients to the platform.  Hopefully they are wroking on this.  Has anyone messaged them directly for an update?

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Greg P Member Since: Jul 26, 2018
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They are not working on this. They have repeatedly said in these comments
that they have no interest in having anyone affiliate for them. Apparently
they have enough business already. I am guessing that someone who
understands the age in which we live will start a competing service and
reap the benefits of having those of us with related audiences promoting
their service.
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Angela A Member Since: Apr 15, 2019
35 of 66

I actually think this thread is showing that upwork may be the smart one here. Clearly, there are a ton of people that want to recommend them and the fact that they are begging upwork to create an affiliate program tells me that there are no other competitors offering a program.

So all of these people creating blogs or courses are left with a choice.... provide a good service for their traffic and recommend them anyway, or leave them out because they are not getting paid.

It really comes down to are you trying to help your customers or your pockets? People who help customers first always come out ahead in the end.

If someone will only mention a company if they are paid to do so, how credible does that source look? I mention companies if they have an affiliate or not. I mention affiliates that pay 5% as much as those that pay 25%. Because if I present full and fair information, my customers are served better and I will earn a lot more of them and they will be more loyal.

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Sylvia O Member Since: Jun 18, 2020
36 of 66

i  want to become affliacte program how much will i get

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Greg P Member Since: Sep 18, 2017
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The upwork affiliate program is a simple one and very easy to understand. 

You start at zero, and as you bring more clients in, you rate stays the same. Each year you receive an incentive increase of 50% of your base commission, and once you reach the top level of affiliate, your earnings are doubled. 

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Shella A Member Since: Apr 15, 2017
38 of 66

Curious if an Affiliate Program is available yet !?

Upwork Staff
Carolyn G Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 20, 2017
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Hi there!


Unfortunately, no, we do not yet have an affiliate program, but it is something that has been suggested, so it may be considered at some point.


Update 8/20/21: We are working on developing an Affiliate program. You can read more about becoming and Upwork affiliate here and stay tuned for more information.

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Amy C Member Since: Oct 13, 2017
40 of 66

Please. Please. Please. Set up an affiliate program. It's fairly easy to set up using ClickFunnels. I hate recommending other services just to use an affiliate link. Especially when I get all my work from Upwork.