A few years ago I set up an Upwork account as a client in order to find freelancers for a specific project.
I haven't used my account since then, but now wish to close that account down (as I never use it) and create a new account as a Freelancer (as I am now looking for freelance work).
Before I do this, I wanted to check if this is an acceptable thing to do.
I've read in other threads here that a recommended approach has been to set up both a client and a freelancer account in one, but I don't wish to keep my client account anymore.
Please advise on the best way to proceed.
- Click the Accounts menu, choose Settings, and then click My Info.
- Click the Create a New Account link at the bottom.
- Select New Freelancer Account.
- Once set up, use the Accounts menu to switch between using Upwork as a client or freelancer.
Would I be able to delete my old client account and set up a new freelancer one?
The reason I ask is that I no longer wish to keep my client account active.
I've just tried to connect to Upwork support but it doesn't seem to be available at the moment.
Am I right in thinking I'm not allowed close my account manually then re-open one as a freelancer then?
There is no need for you to close your current account and open another one since you can add a freelancer profile to the current account as Alexey explained in his first post. There is only one account allowed per user on Upwork.