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0% fee 'Bring your own client'

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Khurram,

 

Unfortunately, this discount only applies to any client you bring that is entirely new to Upwork. We can't honor the 0% service fee if they already have an existing account on Upwork.

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Mishko G Member Since: Jun 29, 2017
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Can you inform me how this can be done? I am new upwork member and I have company that wants to hire me, how can I make the invite so the 0% fee can be valid?

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Mishko G wrote:

Can you inform me how this can be done? I am new upwork member and I have company that wants to hire me, how can I make the invite so the 0% fee can be valid?


 You can't - you need to be top rated and get an invitation with a special link for the client to use to sign up to Upwork.

 

In other words:

The client can NOT already have an Upwork account

AND

You need to be top rated

AND

You need the personal link.

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Mishko G Member Since: Jun 29, 2017
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Thanks Petra for you input, this forum looks a bit weird I did not saw your reply (frankly I did not even a notification that someone replied to my post)

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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The important question in my mind about this otherwise great opportunity will play out is whether these clients will be explicitly exempted from the anti-circumvention policy.

 

I know that the policy refers to clients you "connected with" here, so I'm confident these clients would not fall within the definition if it came to a legal challenge, but a clear statement would be greatly preferred and would encourage me to bring outside clients to Upwork.

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Tiffany,

 

I can confirm that you can work both on Upwork and off with offline clients you bring to Upwork through the BYOC program, and this would not be considered a violation of our Terms of Service.

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Alexander N Member Since: Dec 28, 2008
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Very important point. I also asked myself this question - 'won't this lock me into working with this client through Upwork only forever?'

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Alexander,

 

Please see my reply to Tiffany above.

Active Member
Mariona P Member Since: Feb 14, 2017
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Hi can you please let me know how can I get the specific link to invite my client on Upwork? How do I ask for a specific link? I am very much interested. Thank you!

Community Guru
Nina K Member Since: Nov 29, 2017
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Hi Mariona,

You will receive a link to use to bring your own client on directly by email.

 Thanks!

~Nina
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