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Re: Does Upwork have a refer a friend or a referral program?

itsolutions81
Active Member
Peer B Member Since: Oct 5, 2017
1 of 18

Does Upwork have a refer a friend or a referral program?

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
2 of 18

Yes.

 

Top-rated freelancers can request a special link that you can provide to a client who is not yet an Upwork user. When the client uses that link to set up his Upwork account, it means that he can hire you and you will pay zero fees.

 

Paying zero fees instead of paying 20% of the earnings is a significant incentive.

 

Read more about that here or here, among other places in the Forum.

 

Also: Cients can send a Bring Your Own (BYO) invitation to freelancers they know outside Upwork:

Invitation to Create a Freelancer Account

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
3 of 18

Preston H wrote:

 

Top-rated freelancers can request a special link that you can provide to a client who is not yet an Upwork user. When the client uses that link to set up his Upwork account, it means that he can hire you and you will pay zero fees.


The OP isn't top rated and probably meant "refer a freelancing friend"

 

The short answer is "No"

The slightly longer answer is "No, because Upwork already has way too many freelancers and doesn't need any more."

itsolutions81
Active Member
Peer B Member Since: Oct 5, 2017
4 of 18

Really thanks for your quick response.

kriz11dc
Active Member
Krizelle D Member Since: Apr 3, 2017
5 of 18
What are the perks of bringing your own freelancer?
prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
6 of 18

re: "What are the perks of bringing your own freelancer?"

 

"Henry" is not an Upwork freelancer. He has no Upwork user account.

 

But I want him to work on my project, and I want to have him track time and get paid through Upwork, just like the other freelancers who work on my project. With the "Bring Your Own Freelancer" program, I am able to get him an account that he can use to do so.


This doesn't mean that Henry is able to work for other Upwork clients, but he's not interested in that. It means that he CAN work through Upwork on my projects.

designworld36
Active Member
Muhammad T Member Since: May 28, 2017
7 of 18

hi, i'm top rated freelancer, but i can't find the refer link. 

bstojadinovic
Moderator
Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
8 of 18

Hi Muhammad,

 

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.

 

Thank you!


~ Bojan
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thubakabra
Active Member
Anita M Member Since: Nov 16, 2018
9 of 18

Hi,


How can I get a referral link for my freelance friends?

Thanks!

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
10 of 18

re: "How can I get a referral link for my freelance friends?"

 

Referral links are for clients.

 

They are used so that when a client you are working for, but who is not an Upwork client, creates an Upwork account and pays you money, you don't need to pay Upwork fees on your earnings.