Freelancer Referral Program

If you’re a U.S.-based Top Rated freelancer, you can refer friends with customer service talent and you could receive $100. Just have them register with your unique URL to participate.

When your friend earns their first $500 as a freelancer from customer service projects, you’ll receive $100. This limited-time offer is available to Top Rated freelancers only. Your friend must sign up and earn before April 15, 2019.

Here’s how it works

  1. Send your customer service friends your personal invite link
  2. Your friends must register on Upwork via your unique link. They’ll receive 1 month free of Freelancer Plus to get started
  3. Once your friend earns their first $500 on customer service projects, you’ll receive $100 to your Upwork account

Share your personal link

If you’ve been invited to the program, you’ll have received an email from us with a unique link to share with your friends and colleagues.

* This is a limited-time offer. For you to receive $100, your referred friend must register with Upwork using your link, be new to Upwork, and earn a minimum of $500 in customer service projects from clients on Upwork by April 15, 2019. Payments will be paid out within 5 business days at the end of each calendar month.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate in this program?

We have offered this referral promotion to all Top Rated freelancers in the U.S. If you’re Top Rated (and haven’t opted out of receiving emails from us) you would have received an email from us about the program and a follow-up reminder email. At this time, the referral promotion is limited to Top Rated freelancers in the U.S.

How do I know if a project is in the customer service category?

The job post will be listed under the “Customer Service” category and have a “Customer Service” label that appears under the job title when a freelancer views the job post details. Click here to find customer service jobs.

When will I receive the $100 credit?

If the freelancer you refer earns $500 from customer service projects by April 15, 2019, you will see a credit of $100 added to your Upwork account (check your Transaction History). You may withdraw this amount in the same way as your earnings on Upwork.

Will I be charged an Upwork fee on the $100 credit?

You will not be charged any Upwork fees on the $100 credit.

Will this program be available to other categories?

For now, the new freelancer you refer must earn $500 in the customer service category with one or more clients by April 15, 2019. We may expand the offer to other categories in the future.

I'm not Top Rated. Can I still participate?

For now, this promotion is only available to Top Rated freelancers in the U.S. who refer new freelancers to Upwork. If we expand the program, we will let you know!

Can I refer a freelancer already on Upwork?

In order to be eligible for this promotion, the people you refer must be new to Upwork and not have an existing freelancer profile.

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