Accepting contracts on Any Hire — what's allowed and what's not

Any Hire is for clients and freelancers who met outside of Upwork. Freelancers can have contracts on Upwork that are initiated via Any Hire in addition to ones initiated by clients they met on the platform.  Learn more about Any Hire.

If a client finds you on Upwork and asks you to work on Any Hire, you should decline unless the client is willing to go through the conversion process and pay the conversion fee.

Using Upwork to find freelancers and then ask them to work and get paid somewhere else, including Any Hire, without paying the conversion fee is a violation of Upwork’s Terms of Service.

There are exceptions to this process:

  • You and the client originally found each other outside of Upwork and started working on Upwork through BYO (Bring Your Own)
  • You work with the client through Upwork Payroll

We can help you transition from BYO or Upwork Payroll to Any Hire if you and your client wish to do so.


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 (Bring Your Own) contract, or through Upwork Payroll, you can transition to Any Hire without paying the conversion fee.


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