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indrajitsinh-ray
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0% fee when you bring your own client

Where can I find my BYOC link?  (I need it ASAP so that I can start  working on the contract from tomorrow) 

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egaruth
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Indrajitsinh,

 

Rising Talent, Top Rated, or Top Rated Plus freelancers who bring their offline clients to Upwork are eligible for 0% on fees with the new clients they bring. That's 0% on all contracts you have with that client, forever. Even if you lose your badge, youโ€™ll continue to pay a 0% fee on these contracts.

 

If you have not received a personal invitation link, please email BringYourClient@upwork.com.

~ Nikola
Upwork

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egaruth
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Indrajitsinh,

 

Rising Talent, Top Rated, or Top Rated Plus freelancers who bring their offline clients to Upwork are eligible for 0% on fees with the new clients they bring. That's 0% on all contracts you have with that client, forever. Even if you lose your badge, youโ€™ll continue to pay a 0% fee on these contracts.

 

If you have not received a personal invitation link, please email BringYourClient@upwork.com.

~ Nikola
Upwork

And What is the fee for client  when pay my payment if I bring my client

 

Hi, I have been a top-rated freelancer, but now I have lost my top-rated status. I see the option to bring my own clients when I hit the direct contract menu. Do I still have the option to bring the clients with a 0% fee markup?

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Hi Zulkaif,

 

Thank you for your message. Direct Contracts makes it easy to get paid by your clients who donโ€™t have a full account on Upwork and just need access to review your invoices and make payments. With Direct Contracts you also get the protection of escrow and if a dispute arises we will be happy to help. Check out this help page for more information.
 
Thank you,
Pradeep
Upwork

Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹.

 

I am interested to get a personal invitation link to bring my non Upwork client.

 

Already sent an email 

 

Please check :white_heavy_check_mark:

 

Thanks

Mominul Islam

Top Rated Freelancer at Upwork 

carbonexit
Community Member

Dear all, 

Now that the Direct Contract option is available, is the BYOC feature (and the personal customer invitation link associated with it) still active?

Thanks,

Franรงois

Hi Francois,

 

Yes, it is! Direct Contracts are meant to be used with clients that are not on Upwork and are not interested in creating an account. 

 

~Andrea
Upwork

Many thanks, Andrea!

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mnmayer
Community Member

A few months ago, I received an email informing me that  I could bring my own clients and pay 0% fees in that case. A client with whom I worked outside of Upwork registered on the platform and sent me a contract. I want to make sure that I'll be paying 0% commission before accepting it.

Bring Your Own Client program is currently only available for Top Rated and Rising Talent freelancers. As you are not meeting those requirements, you can still send a link to your profile to your client and they can sign up for an Upwork account and hire you for a contract. You'll be paying standard Service Fee.

 

hope this helps

I'm currently Top Rated Plus, do you mean that I'm being "penalized" for the "plus" part?

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Martin, 

It looks like you are indeed a Top Rated Plus freelancer. Do you already have a personal link to share with your clients? If not, I will share your account with the team so that they can reach out to you with your personal link. Once you have it, you can share it with your clients outside of Upwork to avail of the 0% service fees. 

You may read more about the Top Rated Plus badge here.


~ Avery
Upwork
mnmayer
Community Member

Avery,

I don't have a personal link yet. Thank you very much for contacting the Upwork team in order to reach out to me!

I might still have an issue regarding this specific case since my client already registered on the platform and send me the contract, so he's not going to be able to register again under my link. Is there a way around this? I'm really interested in starting working with this client via Upwork since it is a larger contract and the platform solves the billing, which I'm currently doing for the client.

 

mnmayer
Community Member

Sorry for insisting, but nobody from Upwork contacted me regarding my issue. I would need to solve it rather quickly since I have to start the contract and my client is waiting.

Hi Martin,

 

I have shared your account information with the team. One of our agents will reach out via a support ticket with your unique link.

~ Joanne
Upwork

Hello friend 

Hi,
As i have rising talent badge can i get BYOC on work?
and how to get that link so i can start getting weekly payments on upwork without charges

Hi Hafiz Ahmad,

 

If you have not received a personal invitation link, please email BringYourClient@upwork.com. You may also continue communicating with the team through the support ticket that you've raised with your concern if you still need further assistance. You can access your tickets on this page.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Hi,
As i have rising talent badge can i get BYOC on work?
i am working for him for years

I have a question regarding bringing clients to Upwork.  If I were to bring some of my clients to Upwork, what happens if I leave Upwork?  Do I need to pay the conversion fee to get my clients back?  Or am I free to work with them outside of Upwork since I was the one who brought them?

Thanks!

Hi Jeremiah,

 

Yes, you are free to continue your work outside of Upwork if you already had a relationship before working together on Upwork. You can learn more about Circumvention here.

 

~Andrea
Upwork
zahedkamal2015
Community Member

My profile is new on UpWork. I want to bring a client from outside. But i see upwork allow "0% Commission" on Top Rated freelancers only. So, wondering, someday if i reach the Top Rated freelancer thing, me and my client will have the "0% commission"?


Mohammad Zahed K wrote:

 So, wondering, someday if i reach the Top Rated freelancer thing, me and my client will have the "0% commission"?


Not on contracts with a client who joined Upwork before you became top-reated, no.

It's only when clients sign up with a special link from a top-rated freelancer. It isn't backdated.

Thanks for quick reply.

It is very difficult to get project/work on upwork through a new profile. So, i cannot invite anybody until i get "Top Rated" badge?

Do we get any help from Direct Contracts to get "Top Badge"?

 

Thanks again

akudukhov
Community Member

I am top rated.

Want to share "link" for new cient.

Where I could find that link?

Hi Alan,

 

If you have not received a personal invitation link, please email BringYourClient@upwork.com to request it.

 

~Andrea
Upwork
0233a156
Community Member

Can I get a link to invite a client to my UpWork profile

Hi MD. Khademul,

 

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.

~ Nikola
Upwork
f33d897f
Community Member

I have recently become a Top Rated freelancer. But I have not received the link to invite my clients here on Upwork. Can someone help me with this?

Hi Michelle,

Someone from our team will reach out to you via support ticket in order to provide your link.

~Andrea
Upwork
mattyturn95
Community Member

Hi Everyone,

 

I have a question that I would like an answer to.

 

I have 4 clients that are outside of Upwork, & I wish to bring them to Upwork. Purely just for ease of payments and security and so on.

 

My question is, if I bring them to Upwork do I still pay the 20% on the first $500 earned?

Or does Upwork give some sort of reward or upper hand due to the fact that I am bringing clients from outside of Upwork?

 

And how do I go by setting this up ?

 

Matthew


Matthew T wrote:

My question is, if I bring them to Upwork do I still pay the 20% on the first $500 earned?

Or does Upwork give some sort of reward


Yes! You are top-rated, so you qualify for a special link that you can give to the clients. When they use that link to sign up, you will be charged NO service fee at all, for any contracts with those clients, forever. You need to contact Support to get your special link.

 


Sushant B wrote:

https://www.upwork.com/direct-contracts 


Why should he pay a fee when he doesn't have to?

 

davidcseh
Community Member

Dear Upwork Team!

 

I would like to bring an external client to upwork via personal link. I read all of the relevant help articles and I realize I need to be top rated for that. I checked all of the criteria, I already have 16/16 weeks of 100% JSS, availability set, 0 account holds, yesterday I also completed my profile to 100%.

 

However the top rated badge is not showing up.

 

May I ask your help to send me a personal client invitation link or investigate why the top rated badge is not showing up?

 

Thank you in advance for any help!

 

Regards,

David C

Hi David,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. Please know that the Top Rated status is automatically applied to users whose profiles meet all of the requirements. Once all the requirements are met, you should receive the badge within 48 hours.

 

~ Nikola
Upwork

Hello Nikola!

 

Thank you very much, I just received the top rated badge, I can see it on my profile now. Can you please help with how I can get a bring your client personal link which a client can use to register on Upwork?

 

Regards,

David

Hi David,

 

If you have not received a personal invitation link, please feel free to email BringYourClient@upwork.com and they'll be happy to provide it for you.

 

~Andrea
Upwork

Hi Andrea,

 

Thank you so much, I have sent them an e-mail.

 

David

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