I have placed a proposal for a client who wants to have a lengthy phone conversation prior to hiring. He has reached me asking for that conversation. He is saying he will be covering my time. I was just wondering how exactly that is working without a contract? I simply want to do everything by the book. Please advise.
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Mark G wrote:
I have placed a proposal for a client who wants to have a lengthy phone conversation prior to hiring.
You are not allowed to have any phone conversation (using a telephone) with the client prior to being hired, only calls via Upwork, and the client can't "cover your time" anyway without a contract.
Tell the client you're happy to talk ON UPWORK. If the client wants to pay you for that conversation, the client can HIRE you for the conversation.
Then the client can talk to you on the phone as well.
Yes that is correct. The type of calls listed in the guide I've shared with you are all through Upwork. Once you're hired on an official contract you and your client can communicate outside of Upwork as well. Thank you.
Mark G wrote:
So, all three types of call are allowed prior hiring?
Telephone calls outside Upwork are not allowed. Only Upwork call or Upwork-Zoom call or diling into an Upwork call. You are not allowed to communicte with a client in ANY way outside the platform prior to being hired.