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m_terrazas
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Bringing your own client or freelancer.

I think this topic has already been commented, but I can not find it.

It's about "Bringing your own client to Upwork" or "Bringing your own freelancer"


In short, I work with a client in another portal. Neither he nor I knew that we both had accounts here.
To him, apparently, he likes to work through Upwork and he has told me to work here.

Problem, if we start working here, my fees with him would start at 20%, when on the other site, I am close to reaching 3.5%.

Does anyone know if there is any kind of "discount" on the fees if we move our work here even if both of us already have accounts open?

Of course, if it is not, I will not change the portal.

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petra_r
Community Member


Maria T wrote:anyone know if there is any kind of "discount" on the fees if we move our work here even if both of us already have accounts open?

 No, there isn't.

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petra_r
Community Member


Maria T wrote:anyone know if there is any kind of "discount" on the fees if we move our work here even if both of us already have accounts open?

 No, there isn't.

Hi Petra,
Thank you for the confirmation (you're fast)
It was what I supposed, it's a shame, we'll keep working out of here ๐Ÿ™‚

Seems to me it would be to UW's advantage to offer some incentive to gain access to what is evidently a strong, durable and profitabe FL-client relationship. Otherwise, the work stays on another platform and UW gains nothing.

mystudiomke
Community Member

Maria,

 

See this thread.

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/0-fee-when-you-bring-your-own-client/td-p/387330/page/5

 

I recall getting an email with a referral link a few months back. I believe you can reach back to upwork support for your unique link.

 

Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Lila


@Lila G wrote:

See this thread.

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/0-fee-when-you-bring-your-own-client/td-p/387330/page/5

 

I recall getting an email with a referral link a few months back. I believe you can reach back to upwork support for your unique link.



 That does not apply when the client already has an account on Upwork.

 

bstojadinovic
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Maria,

 

Unfortunately, since you and your client both have accounts on Upwork, you are not eligible for those programs. 

You can still send a link to your profile to your client and they can hire you for a contract. You'll be paying standard Service Fee.

~ Bojan
Upwork

Hello,

 

I have received a notification on my Upwork profile that I can invite my clients on Upwork for 0% fee but I haven't received any email.

Can you please send me the link so I can take next steps.

 

Thank you.

Hi Maya,

 

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,

My User ID is **Edited for Community Guidelines** and my email address is **Edited for Community Guidelines**
Do you need any additional information?

Thank you

g_vasilevski
Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Hi Maya,

 

Our team will reach out to you over the next couple of days with your unique link that you can use to invite your clients to sign up on Upwork. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
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