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0% fee 'Bring your own client'

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Danco D Member Since: Apr 29, 2015
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Hi Goran,

 

I still haven't received any instructions. Can you please send it to me, it is kind of an urgent matter.

 

Thank you,

Danco

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Danco,

 

I apologize for the delay in receiving your link. Your concern has been escalated and you should receive the link in the next couple of days. Thank you for your patience.

~ Bojan
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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Isabelle,

 

I'm sorry for the late follow-up on the questions you posted. Please find my replies below.

 

1. You may share the link you received with as many of your offline clients as you like.

2. This program will run for a limited time. We’ll be sending a follow-up email 30 days before you can no longer take advantage of this offer.

3. If you’ve brought a client to Upwork, you’ll have 0% fee applied to all payments processed on your contract.

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Tobibur R Member Since: Nov 14, 2017
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Hi Vladimir,

I’ve brought a client to Upwork from LinkedIn and now I work on his project, So now will I get 0% fee for all payments processed on this contract?

 

Thanks and regards

 

Tobibur Rahman

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Joshua T Member Since: Apr 18, 2016
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I can't think of one good reason I would introduce an non-Upwork client to Upwork. 0% fees? Big deal, I already get that.

 

Now if you want to offer a reduced fee on future Upwork clients in return for me bringing one of my clients here... THEN we'd be talking.

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Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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@Joshua T wrote:

I can't think of one good reason I would introduce an non-Upwork client to Upwork. 0% fees? Big deal, I already get that.

 

Now if you want to offer a reduced fee on future Upwork clients in return for me bringing one of my clients here... THEN we'd be talking.


I'm with Joshua here - what would be the advantage to me to put a layer of bureaucracy between me and my client? I really don't understand the point of this offer except that my client would then have the opportunity to look for someone cheaper than me, which would benefit Upwork, but obviously not me!

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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I can see an advantage to moving clients to Upwork if there weren't a fee. Currently, I have clients making payment through six or seven different methods, with turnaround times ranging from 15 minutes to 45 days--not counting one-offs. I have to invoice those clients, work out a payment method with new clients, occasionally chase an unpaid invoice, make various transfers based on differing payment methods...running all of those clients through a platform like this would further cut back on my non-billable work time.

 

There are issues that give me pause, but for me personally there is a clear advantage as well.

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Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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@Tiffany S wrote:

I can see an advantage to moving clients to Upwork if there weren't a fee. Currently, I have clients making payment through six or seven different methods, with turnaround times ranging from 15 minutes to 45 days--not counting one-offs. I have to invoice those clients, work out a payment method with new clients, occasionally chase an unpaid invoice, make various transfers based on differing payment methods...running all of those clients through a platform like this would further cut back on my non-billable work time.

 

There are issues that give me pause, but for me personally there is a clear advantage as well.


That's what you get for being so flexible! :-)

My clients have two options - Paypal or mail me a check. Never had anyone blink, and haven't had to invoice anyone more than twice, in more than 15 years of freelancing.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Jess, I work with a lot of large international corporations. I think I'd have a tough time telling Motorola, Apartments.com, Kaplan or a regional hospital chain that they needed to pay me differently than they pay their thousands of other contractors. 

 

That said, they probably wouldn't be any more open to working through Upwork, unless they saw other advantages. 

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

 

One more incentive is taking advantage of having a strong work history and complete reputation on a freelancer's profile, which will attract best clients on Upwork and can be used as a verified testament of the freelancer's services in their direct marketing efforts.

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