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Client and Freelancer Account

Active Member
Anne K Member Since: Apr 28, 2017
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Hi all,


Last year I signed up a client account. Upwork discovered that I had 2 accounts and they asked me to verify my identity. My accounts were restored and I have been using my freelancer account. 


I now want to hire a few freelancers and I don't know which account to use. Should I use my freelancer or client account? Is there any problem if I use any?


I look forward to your replies.




Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Anne, 

You should only have one account on the platform, since one account will allow you to become both a freelancer and a client. You can go to your Settings > Create a Company on your freelancer account and create a client account. 

But please wait for instructions on your open ticket. I've asked the team to get back to you as they might just merge your client and freelancer accounts. 

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Active Member
Anne K Member Since: Apr 28, 2017
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Thank you

Community Guru
Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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You are not allowed to have two accounts. You can add a client account to your freelancer account.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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You should only have one account, which can have both a freelancer and a client side to it.


From your Freelancer account, (the one you are using, as the duplicate one was surely closed??) go to your settings, scroll down and find "create a client account" on the left


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