Be a Client and a Freelancer

You can be both a freelancer and a client on Upwork. You will use the same account to log in to Upwork but will have two separate user profiles. You will be able to easily switch between the two as needed.

Note: You can't have two separate freelancer accounts. But we're working on specialized profiles to allow you to better highlight your different talents.

If you're a freelancer or agency manager now, but would like to hire others as a client

  1. Go to Settings > My Teams and choose the Create New Account at the bottom.
  2. Choose New Client Account.
  3. Once set up, use the Account Menu at the top-right of your screen to switch between using Upwork as a client, freelancer, or agency.

If you're a client now, but would like to do work as a freelancer

  1. Go to Settings > My Info.
  2. Click the Create a New Account link at the bottom.
  3. Select New Freelancer Account.
  4. Once set up, use the Account Menu at the top-right of your screen to switch between using Upwork as a client or freelancer.

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