Invite Outside Freelancers to Join You on Upwork

Are you an Enterprise customer? Continue reading below.

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.

To Bring Your Own Freelancer

  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.

Bring Your Own Enterprise Freelancer

Bring Your Own Freelancer (BYOF) is a fast and simple way to add your existing freelancers and agency relationships to Upwork. It centralizes all your freelancer and agency relationships, collaboration, reporting and payments in one place. And expedites starting work with pre-approved contracts and onboarding tasks.

There are benefits for freelancers who are brought onto Upwork as well:

  • Get paid faster (within days of completing the work)
  • Simplify processing when getting started and invoicing the client

To Bring Your Own Freelancer

  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 request (which may also include an optional contract offer). They can click on the Get Started link in that email to create an Upwork account, create a basic profile, complete administrative tasks (if applicable), and then be added to your Talent Cloud. They will not be required to fill out a complete profile (but may choose to take that extra step).

Please note that your freelancer will be charged a BYO service fee as specified in your Enterprise agreement. This will be stated with the contract offer after the freelancer accepts the invitation. Most clients talk with their freelancers to negotiate contract terms before sending an invitation, taking any fees into consideration.

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