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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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