Just got that mail... that sounds like a great thing, and i will be sure to use it when i get a chance.
But what bugs me: how do you plan to deal with the people who would hire themselves to gain success score, opening fake accounts of clients? It will be so cheap to do so (just some foreign exchange commissions, or maybe not even that when using U.S. payment methods) that it will be tempting to do so. Won't we soon face a whole new brand of fakes?
What i suggest: don't include contracts with these 0% clients into JSS calculation, top rated/rising talent, and otherwise take means to make sure they don't help a profile stand out.
Bring Your Own Client program is currently only available for Top Rated and Rising Talent freelancers. If you are not meeting those requirements, you can still send a link to your profile to your client and they can sign up for an Upwork account and hire you for a contract. You'll be paying standard Service Fee.
Can I have the personal link for the "Bring Your Own Client" program? I have a client that I'd like to bring to UpWork as soon as possible. I believe that I quality as rising talent.
Hi Ma. Kristine,
I've shared your account details with our team. One of our agents will reach out to you with your unique link and more information about this program. Thank you.
I have a client from Linkedin. He would like me to create an account for him as he doesn't have time and too busy to do that.Thus, the reason he is hiring me as his Virtual Assistant. I know that I might be suspended due to Feedback building. So to avoid that, I am thinking of bring my client here to upwork. My account status is Rising Talent. Please help me on this matter.
I've shared your account details with the team. One of our agents will reach out and provide your unique link, including more information about the program.
Our team will reach out to you via ticket over the next couple of days with your unique link and detailed instructions on how you can use it. Thank you.
I'll go ahead and share your account information with the team so that they can reach out to you with your personal link, and more information about the program.