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Paying outside of Upwork

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Elizabeth F Member Since: Jun 29, 2020
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Hi there,

 

Just wanted some advice as I am new to Upwork. If I find a freelancer via Upwork and they are suited to the project in hand, could I potentially pay them outside of Upwork over a period of time if they were happy with this?

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Wes C Member Since: May 3, 2019
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Under the TOS, you and the freelancer are obligated to keep payments through the platform for the first two years of your relationship. 

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Elizabeth,

 

Please note that offering and accepting payments off Upwork is a violation of Upwork TOS. Upwork requires all payments to go through our platform and offers Upwork Payment Protection for both hourly and fixed-price contracts. You can refer to Section 7 of the User Agreement for detailed information.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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