Proper Use of Any Hire — Avoiding Circumvention

Who you can hire


Any Hire is for talent you’ve found on your own, outside of Upwork. They may also have a profile on Upwork, but as long as you found them independently, you can still hire them through Any Hire.

You can also bring over BYO talent you've already worked with on Upwork, and we can help you complete that process.

If you have found someone on Upwork but would also prefer to manage the relationship directly through Any Hire, you will need to go through the conversion process and pay the conversion fee. Using our marketplace to find talent and then pay them somewhere else, even on Upwork’s Any Hire platform, is a violation of Upwork’s Terms of Service if you do not complete the conversion process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any exceptions for paying the conversion fee to move existing Upwork contracts to Any Hire?

There are some exceptions to the conversion fee. If you have worked together on Upwork through a BYO contract you may be able to transition to Any Hire without paying the conversion fee. Please reach out for specific details. 

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