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0% fee when you bring your own client

Hello,

 

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.

 

Thank you!

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andregutierrez22
Moderator
Moderator

Hi all,

 

This thread has been closed from further replies due to its size. We appreciate your participation in the Community and welcome you to continue the conversation here.

 

Thank you!

~Andrea
Upwork

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Thank you for the information. I think I have too many clients now to
qualify for rising talent. Do you know how I can get the Top Rated status?
I would really like to bring this client in and I know they would be doing
business with other freelancers, but since I would be losing money by
bringing them on to Upwork, it sort of doesn't make sense for me to do that
from a financial standpoint. Does that make sense?

Thank you again!

Hi Matthew,

 

To get the Top Rated badge, you'll need to fulfill requirements for becoming Top Rated. Hope this info helps.

~ Bojan
Upwork

Hi can i get a referal link as well?

Hi Alexandra,

 

I'll go ahead and share your account information to the team so that they can get in touch with you with your personal link.

~ Bojan
Upwork

Hello,

How can I get my unique link to bring my outside client to Upwork?

Thank you!

Svetlana

Hi Svetlana,

Our team will email you with the link in a couple of days, thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
ocutis
Community Member

Hi, 

Question: I've got a "new client" link from last year and I've used it once already, will it still work if I send it to another client/this year or I need to get a new link. If I need a new link, can you resend one!

Thank you in advance!!

Olea

Hi Olea,

Thanks for your question. You are able to use the same link that you've previously received, but please be sure to follow the same process as before of getting in touch with us in regard to each new contract that you use the link for. Let us know if you have any more questions about this, thanks!

~Nina

I recently tried my link, and it no longer seems to work - do I need to request a fresh one?

...and one other thing: What's the procedure, precisely, as far as who I contact after my offline client has used the link, once I've got a working link?

Thank you so much for your help!

-Jared Kendall

Hi Jared,

We'll reach out to you with another link for you to use and the email will contain exact instructions on how you and your client should utilize the link. Thanks!

~Nina

Hi

How can I get my unique link to bring my outside client to Upwork?  Could you Please send me the link.

Thanks

 

 

Hi Imtiaz, 


The Bring Your Own Client to Upwork is currently open to Top Rated Users. I'll request the team to get in touch with you for more information. 


~ Avery
Upwork

Hello Avery , 
I have three questions : 

can I get my unique link to bring offline clients to Upwork?

- can I bring as many clients as I want ? 
- and the last one, is it possible to do the work through my upwork agency ? 

Hi Maher,

 

We have requested the team to email your unique link. You can bring clients on Upwork provided that you or the agency have the link to invite the client.

~ Joanne
Upwork

I want to bring my client from another platform on upwork so we can work here seamlessly. Please guide me.

 

Thanks


Anmol K wrote:

I want to bring my client from another platform on upwork so we can work here seamlessly.


Just give the client your profile link.

Not being top-rated, you don't qualify for any special deals.

 

jiskra
Community Member

Hi, could you please send me link as well?

thanks!

Hi Lara,

 

Our team will email you with your unique link in a couple of days. Thank you!

~ Joanne
Upwork

Hi Joanne, can you tell me how long it usually takes? 

do you need any extra information from me for thet?

thanks

g_vasilevski
Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Hi Lara,

Our team will send you the link in the next couple of days, thank you!

~ Goran
Upwork

Hi Goran,

 

I have requested my link last week, how long does it take to receive mine ? 
Thank you  

Hi Maher,

 

I'll follow up with the team about your request and make sure the link is sent to you.

Sorry about the delay.

~ Valeria
Upwork

Hello,

Is this promotion still active and am I eligible for it? Please send me the link if so and confirm if I am eligible. I want to bring in an actual client through upwork.

Also, is the fee 0% forever as it was back in nov 2017?

Thank you

Hello Carlos,

 

Unfortunately, this feature is for Top Rated freelancers only. Please read this article to learn how to become a top rated. Thank you!


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Hi Ryan,

Wasn’t this for rising talent as well? I got the email back then. Have the rules changed since?

Thank you
aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Carlos, 

I'll go ahead and share your information to the team so that they can review your account, and share more information about the program. 


~ Avery
Upwork

Hi

 

Could you please send me the link as well?

 

Thank you!

Hi Sølvi-Linn,

 

I've shared your request with our team and they will reach out to you and provide the link. Thank you!

~ Bojan
Upwork

Hi, could you please send me the link as well?

Thanks.

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Alexander, 

 

I've shared your account information with the team and they will get back to you with your personal link and more information about the program. 


~ Avery
Upwork

Could you please send me the link so I can bring my client over to the platform?

 

Thanks a lot!

 

Tiffany Franklin

**Edited for community guidelines**

Hi Tiffany,

 

I'll go ahead and share your account information to the team so that they can get in touch with you with your personal link.

~ Bojan
Upwork

Hi Bojan! How do I invite my client to Upwork? I am qualified since I'm top rated so please help me out.

Hi Jestan,

 

Our team will send you your unique link via ticket over the next couple of days, that you can use to invite your clients. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Could you please send me the link so I can bring my client over to the platform?

 

Thanks a lot!

 

Best, 

Mariana

Hi Mariana,

 

At the moment you`re not eligible to receive your unique link. I would like to clarify that this feature is for Rising Talent and Top Rated freelancers. If you have any additional questions, let me know. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

Thank you, Goran, for responding. I answered the email, but will repeat the text here:

 

My name is Sharon. The moderator responded to someone named Mariana. The note says the feature of 'no fees for bringing clients' is only for Rising Talent and Top Rated freelancers. I am a Top Rated freelancer with $40K of work on Upwork and a 100% Job Success rate.

 

Please explain why it is not available to me.

 

My thanks,

 

Sharon (**Edited for Community Guidelines**)

 

Hi Sharon,

 

You may have received an email notification about a moderator's response to another user, Mariana, on this thread. They are discussing the same feature but their situation is different. I can confirm that I've already shared your request with the team and you should receive your link shortly.

~ Bojan
Upwork

Thank you, Bojan!


Sharon O wrote:

Thank you, Goran, for responding. I answered the email, but will repeat the text here:

 

My name is Sharon. The moderator responded to someone named Mariana.


Sharon, this is a thread on a public discussion forum, with dzens of participants. Goran responded to Mariana. What he told Mariana obviously does not apply to you, it was in response to Mariana's question.

 

Presumably you clicked on "Email me when someone replies" below - which is why you got an email when someone posted in the same thread.

 

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