If you want to create an agency and sell the services of other workers, you’ll first need to create a freelancer account for the agency owner. Once that account is activated:

  1. Go to the account drop-down menu at the top right and choose Settings.
  2. Go to Settings > My Teams and choose Create a new account button at the bottom.
  3. Select the New Freelancer Agency Account option and fill out the form.

After you create your agency, the Accounts menu (∨) will be where you can switch between your personal and agency account views. A person can only “own” one agency Upwork. You won’t be able to make another one.

 

Why do I have to create a freelancer account? Can’t I only create an agency account?

Upwork is currently set up so that you must create a freelancer account to create an agency. This is something that we are working on changing for the future

 

A client invited my agency go join Upwork. How do I participate in this opportunity?

Agencies brought into Upwork by clients may have different service fees. Learn more about how to join through your client’s invitation.

 

Where can I learn more about starting an agency?

The Upwork Hiring Headquarters has series written to help freelancers decide whether to launch their own agency and navigate the early steps toward success. Want to learn more? Check out:

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