In May 2017 I received a message from Upwork with a special promotion with 0% fee when I bring my own client to Upwork (I am a Top rated freelancer) and I received an invitation linked to send it to my client for register and activate this 0% fee. A few days ago, I send it to my client and he registered and started a Upwork contract and now, when the contracted is just ended I realized that I have standard 20% fee. What to do in this situation? It's obvious that I was not intended to bring my client to pay 20% to Upwork.
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Hello Goran! Could you please also resend my personalized invitation link to me. I'm top rated and I remember I deleted the email because I expected I can find the link in my profile or settings. Thank you!
Hi, Upwork team! I am inviting a new client and shared my link(that I've got from you last September). She has signed up, and we are in the hiring prosses. But I am not sure when to contact you regarding 0% fee activation, is it after she hires me or after she funds a milestone. Also, please let me know to whom I should write for activation as I don't have anymore the email with the steps for activation.
Thank you in advance!
Once a client signs up trough your unique link they can proceed and set up a contract. After a couple of days your fee will be automatically adjust to 0%. Thank you.
I shared your account details with the team, and one of our agents will reach out to you directly with your personal link and more information about the program.
I'll go ahead and share your account information with the team so that they can get in touch with you with your personal link.
Thank you for your patience,
I brought my client to Upwork and he wants to hire me via upwork.
Can someone tell me how to proceed now, so that I don't have to pay the Upwork's 20% fees.
Any suggestion would be helpful.
Its been 10 days now and nobody has contacted me or sent me any link. My client couldnt wait further for his project so he has already hired me on upwork.
Please tell me how can I proceed further as of now on his contract i have to pay 20% upeork's fees but he is my client and came to hire me on upwork on my request only. He asked me everything how to create a profile and how to hire me and then hired me.
He is already paying 2.75% upwork fees on hiring me on upwork but i want to avail the 0% fees offer.
Please tell how to proceed now!
Thanks & Regards
Please have someone contact me soon.
We're sorry for the delay, Namita. I checked your account and can see that the Customer Support Team has reached out to you through your support ticket. Please respond to the email so that they can assist you further.
Personally I do not see the benefit.
Basically upwork are trying to recruit affiliates and pay nothing.
I can get zero upwork fees with my offline clients, without bringing them here.
If you had said, "bring your offline clients to Upwork and you will receive 50% of the fees your clients pay for life when they hire other freelancers" I might have considered it.
There's no way I bring my hard fought, offline clients onto upwork when there is no incentive for me to do so.
Sorry, but I'll pass on this offer, and only work with my Upwork clients through Upwork.
I have invited 4 of my non-upwork clients to join and hire me for a test project. The only benefit that I see is the pooling of funds. Those clients had to pay heavy wire-transfer fees to send small payments to me. Going forward, their small payments will get combined with my upwork.com earnings without either of us having to pay any commission to upwork.com (excet for paypal fees or credit card fees).
I guess upwork.com sees a benefit in getting more people onboard in terms of those people using this platform to hire other freelancers.
There may be a down-side to all this but I cannot see it right away.
First thing you need is a 'Top Rated Badge' on your upwork freelancer profile.
After, that you can simply follow the steps mentioned in this post.
Hope this helps!
By now, you should have received an email with more information about this promotion. The email should include a personal invitation link you can share with clients you’d like to bring onto Upwork so that they can hire you for the job. They'll see your picture, first name, and last initial after clicking. Your clients will use your link to hire you for their job.