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Some clients require my Skype ID.

amandasilva07
Active Member
Amanda S Member Since: Apr 20, 2021
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Hello Upwork community.

I have some questions for keeping Upwork Policy.

Sometime, some clients require my Skype id on their job posting or on the interview.

How do I do?

When they required my Skype id, I said him "I can give you my ID, but Upwork policy does not allow this. So you have to work on Upwork. And you must pay me through Upwork."

Am I right?

How do I do?

I am new freelancer on Upwork, so I wanna know about this.

Thanks for your time.

Amanda Silva.

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Upwork does not allow freelancers to share their Skype ID with prospective clients until an official Upwork contract is in place.

 

You could be suspended or otherwise penalized if you provide your Skype ID to a client before getting hired.

 

If a client asks for your Skype ID (Skype handle), you can tell him:

 

"Yes, I can provide you with my Skype ID, and we can talk via Skype, as soon as an Upwork contract is in place. If you click the green Hire button, I'll accept the contract and send you my Skype ID right now. Before then, we can communicate through Upwork, which lets us communicate via chat, or audio or video calls, or even through the built-in Zoom tool."

amandasilva07
Active Member
Amanda S Member Since: Apr 20, 2021
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Thanks Upwork Team.
I will not give him my Skype id before client click the hire button.
And I will work on Upwork and get paid through Upwork.
I understood everything.
We must work on Upwork Platform.
Thanks for your time.
danielrune13
Active Member
Daniel R Member Since: Apr 13, 2021
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Actually, any form of communication outside of Upwork is not allowed if a contract is not in place yet.

amandasilva07
Active Member
Amanda S Member Since: Apr 20, 2021
5 of 5
Thank you very much Upwork Team.
I will try to keep the Upwork Policy.
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