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Questions About Starting an Upwork Agency

Hello everyone,

I'm interested in starting an agency on Upwork and have a few questions. I hope someone can help clarify these points for me:

  1. Exclusive Agent Reviews:

    • If I add an exclusive agent to my agency, do the reviews show up on both the agency account and the agent's personal profile?
    • What happens to the reviews if the agent leaves the agency?
  2. Non-Exclusive Agents' Reviews:

    • How do reviews work for non-exclusive agents?
    • Do their reviews also appear on both the agency and their personal profile?
  3. Reviews and Agency Closure:

    • If I temporarily close my agency and stop making monthly payments, will I lose the reviews we've earned?
  4. Hiring Across Countries:

    • My agency is based in the US. If I hire someone from a different country, can they still bid on US-only projects?
  5. Connects Cost and Limits:

    • How much do connects cost, and does the cost vary depending on the location and project type?
    • Is there a limit to how many connects I can purchase per month?

      I appreciate any help or insights you can provide. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

      Best regards,
      Kamran Tariq

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8c4ea043
Community Member

Hello Kamran Tariq,

Great to see your interest in starting an agency on Upwork! I'd be happy to help clarify your questions:

 

Exclusive Agent Reviews:


- When you add an exclusive agent to your agency, their reviews will show up on both the agency account and the agent's personal profile.
- If the agent decides to leave the agency, the reviews they received while being part of the agency will remain on both the agency's profile and the agent's personal profile.

 

 

Non-Exclusive Agents' Reviews:


- Reviews for non-exclusive agents also appear on both the agency profile and the agent's personal profile.

 

 

Reviews and Agency Closure:


- If you temporarily close your agency and pause monthly payments, your agency's reviews will still remain intact. They won't be lost due to the temporary closure.

 

 

Hiring Across Countries:

 

- Absolutely, you can hire freelancers from different countries for your agency, even if your agency is based in the US. Freelancers from other countries can still bid on US-only projects.

 

Connects Cost and Limits:


- The cost of connects can vary based on your location and the project type. Typically, you'll use connects to submit proposals for jobs. The cost of connects is proportional to the job's budget.
- As for the limit on the number of connects you can purchase per month, the exact number varies depending on your membership plan. You can find more details about this in the Upwork membership plan information.

 

We hope these clarifications help you get a better understanding of how things work on Upwork. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Best of luck in building and growing your agency!

Best regards,
Usama I.

MaB
Moderator
Moderator

Hello Kamran, 

 

Thank you for reaching out. We are grateful for your interest in establishing an agency, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible service. I have escalated your community post to a support ticket, and one of our agents will be in touch with you shortly to provide assistance. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

 


~ Bianca
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