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tresjolie
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trial-contact outside Upwork

HI all

I received a contact from a potential client who sent me the proposal but the trial content to write throuGmail.

Is this allowed? Shall I ask to send it on Upwork?

Thanks

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g_vasilevski
Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Hi Jolanda,

Sending your sample on Gmail is not a violation of our ToS, or communicating on skype/Gmail ect. Getting paid outside of Upwork is a Violation of our ToS and may result in a suspension. 

We recommend the communication to be kept on Upwork in the same time serving as evidence as well in case of some kind of a problem.

~ Goran
Upwork

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g_vasilevski
Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Hi Jolanda,

Sending your sample on Gmail is not a violation of our ToS, or communicating on skype/Gmail ect. Getting paid outside of Upwork is a Violation of our ToS and may result in a suspension. 

We recommend the communication to be kept on Upwork in the same time serving as evidence as well in case of some kind of a problem.

~ Goran
Upwork

Cool! Thanks for your quick answer.

Be sure that you have a contract on Upwork, visible on the My Jobs tab, before you start working.