We highly value what Elance companies and their members bring to our community. We look forward to welcoming Elance companies to Upwork, and we’re working to enable even greater success for them on the unified platform.
With this in mind, we’ll soon be rolling out several updates for agencies on Upwork, with more to come in the following weeks and months. Here is a sneak peek at the first improvements.
· New Hide profile rate option: Select this box to limit a freelancer from seeing his or her profile rate and contract earnings, or contract rates and earnings on the agency’s profile. This will automatically limit the freelancer’s profile visibility to be “Upwork Users only” or “Hidden.”
Here are upcoming changes to existing permissions:
· Accepting offers: Agency Freelancers will no longer be able to accept offers unless they are also Business Managers (aka “Staffing Managers). You can designate Business Manager permissions to any freelancer. Business Managers submit agency proposals, accept agency offers, and communicate with clients.
· Submitting milestones: Business Managers will be able to submit milestones for any open agency contract. Previously, only hired freelancers could do this.
· Viewing Work Diary: All agency contractors with full Work Diary permissions can view the Work Diaries of other freelancers in their agency, across the agency’s contracts. Other permissions options include “View Self” or “None.”
To learn more, feel free to read details of upcoming permission changes in this help article.
This is only the beginning.
We have even more in store to help Elance companies be successful on Upwork. We’ll keep you posted on updates, and welcome your feedback on ways to improve your experience and success.