Preferred Freelancer Program
Are Recruiter projects exclusive?
Yes. To bid on a Recruiter Project, you first need to be a Preferred Freelancer.
What is the Preferred Freelancer Program?
The Preferred Freelancer Program is a way to reward our elite level freelancers by inviting them to work on some of the best projects Freelancer.com has to offer! Elite level freelancers are committed to providing quality work and a superior customer experience. Only the top and most trusted freelancers will be accepted to join - if accepted, you'll be given guaranteed access to quality leads, high-level support, and a badge on your profile to showcase your achievements.
Will the Preferred Freelancer Badge be visible to everyone on the site or just Recruiter project employers?
Everyone will be able to view the Preferred Freelancer Badge on your profile.
Why are my stats showing 0% in the eligibility checker when I have good stats on my profile?
You will not be eligible for the Preferred Freelancer Program if you have not completed any project in the last 12 months.
Can I change my top skills in the eligibility checker?
Your top skills are the skills from your completed projects (over the last 12 months) with the most number. These are listed at the lower right side of your profile page.
How long does it take for applications to be reviewed?
Our team reviews all applications with a fine-tooth comb. This takes time, but we endeavour to respond within two (2) weeks.
When will the Preferred Freelancer Badge appear on my profile?
Once your Preferred Freelancer Program application has been approved, a badge will be automatically added next to your username on your profile page.
If I sign the Preferred Freelancer Service Level Agreement, can I request upfront payments?
Asking for an upfront payment is not acceptable for a Recruiter Project. The Milestone Payment System has been created to facilitate payments in a safe way for both the employer and freelancer. Therefore, we highly encourage you to use this system in receiving payments.
It is not good practice to request upfront payments on any non-Recruiter project on the site as it results in a negative user experience for employers and/or may lead to sanctions for freelancers.
Do I have to accept all projects that are sent to me?
No, you don't have to accept if you cannot work on a Recruiter project for some reason.
Can I temporarily opt out of exclusive projects without affecting my Preferred Freelancer status?
Yes. If you are too busy to take new projects, you can change your Preferred Freelancer status temporarily.
Do I need to have the Mobile App installed?
The reason we encourage Preferred Freelancers to download the Freelancer Mobile App is so they can respond to messages quickly. If you don’t have a mobile phone, tick the box and proceed anyway.