I just reached Top Rated status, and have a couple of questions about the 0% fee when you bring your own client perk (that don't seem to be clearly answered in previous posts):
1. From what I've read, I'll need to send my potential client an invitation link that they will then use to sign up as an Upwork Client. Is the process for obtaining said link always via posting in this forum to request it?
1b. I'd like to request a link ASAP.
2. Once I have said link, will it work for multiple clients?
3. Are there any client-side perks or fee discounts?
> UPDATE: I found an older thread stating that clients will still pay a 3% fee.
You may contact the Customer Support Team directly to request for your personal link. Just the same, I have shared your account information with the team, and they will get back to you with your personal link and more information about the program.
You should be able to use the same link for different clients. For this program, the client will not be receiving a discounted rate on their processing fees. If your client needs help, you can let us know, and we'll be happy to assist them.
I'll go ahead and follow up with the team handling your case and you can expect one of our agents to reach out to you directly with your personal link as soon as possible.
I heard that if I bring new client to Upwork then I can work with him without paying any fees to UpWork and also that client does not need to pay any charges to UpWork.
Is this correct information or not?
Yes that is correct, Rising Talent and Top Rated freelancers have the option to receive their unique link that can be used to invite outside clients to sign up on Upwork. Our team will reach out to you over the next couple of days with your link and detailed instructions on how to use it. Thank you.