Invite Outside Freelancers to Join You on Upwork

Bring Your Own Freelancer (BYOF) is a fast and simple way to add your existing freelancers to Upwork. It centralizes all your independent freelancer relationships, collaboration, reporting and payments in one place.


  1. Go to the Freelancers tab
  2. Choose Bring Your Own Freelancer
  3. Complete the invitation form

Your freelancer will receive an email with your contract terms. They can click on the Get Started link in that email to create an Upwork account, accept your offer, and be instantly added to your team. They will not be required to fill out a profile and will not be included in the marketplace unless they choose to take that extra step.

Please note that your freelancer will be charged the standard Upwork Service Fee. Most clients talk with their freelancers to negotiate contract terms before sending an invitation, taking any fees into consideration.

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