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Are clients verified and tagged like Freelancers ?

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Paresh W Member Since: Jul 15, 2020
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Do clients get verified by Upwork before they can post a job on the platform ?

 

If yes, is there a way to identify whether the client has been verified - like the tick mark for freelancers ?

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Paresh W wrote:

Do clients get verified by Upwork before they can post a job on the platform ?

 


No, but you can see if they verified their payment method right on the job post.

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Paresh W Member Since: Jul 15, 2020
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Thanks Petra. So, does that mean that a best practice for me as a freelancer would be to check whether the client has a verified payment method before deciding to bid on a job ?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "So, does that mean that a best practice for me as a freelancer would be to check whether the client has a verified payment method before deciding to bid on a job?"

 

What many successful freelancers have mentioned is this:

 

Bidding on a job before a client is payment-verified is fine.

 

Many clients are new to the Upwork system and don't necessarily provide their credit card information before they have even decided to hire anybody or spend money.

 

A client who isn't payment-verified? That does not mean that the client is a bad client or isn't serious.

If you actually get offered a position, or if you are actually hired, then a "best practice" is to make sure that the client is payment-verified before you start working for the client.

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Paresh W Member Since: Jul 15, 2020
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Thanks Preston.

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