How to Be Part of the Preferred Freelancer Program: 8 Essential Requirements to Fulfill

At Freelancer.com, we know that the people working on our site are multi-talented and highly professional individuals. We wanted a way to recognize the top performers on our platform and that’s how the Preferred Freelancer Program came to life.

Anyone can apply to be part of the program, but only the best are chosen. You think you can get through and become a Preferred Freelancer? Read on to find out the requirements, the advantages, and additional tips for entering this elite circle of freelancers.

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Advantages of a Preferred Freelancer

Preferred Freelancers have first dibs on lots of great projects on our site plus these other benefits:

  • They receive personal recommendations of their services to employers

  • They get more support for issues they are facing

  • They have the chance to build up excellent relationships with our Recruiters, in order to get more work.

We encourage anyone who is interested in being part of our program to apply, but we do have very strict entry requirements.

Essential Requirements to Be Part of the Preferred Freelancer Program

To be eligible for entry into the PFP you must have at least:

  • 75% completion rate

  • 10% repeat hire rate

  • 3 projects completed to 5-star rating in your top skill in the past 3 months

  • Total star rating of no less than 4.8

  • Plus membership or above

  • Completed KYC

  • Verified your payment method

  • Verified your email

You must be a regular user of our site, with no major violations or warnings given in the past year, and you must maintain a relatively low dispute rate, and have no serious disputes.

It is very important to note that even if you meet all of these requirements, it is not a guarantee that you can enter the program. We curate our community so that we have representatives of all skill sets and all nationalities, and we will only take the best of those who apply.

Therefore, if you meet all the minimum requirements listed above, but you’re still not admitted, we highly recommend you apply again in three months, as we may just be looking for more freelancers of your skill set by then.

If you have applied in the past and haven’t been accepted into the program yet, here are some tips for better chances of getting into the PFP:

  • Make sure all your projects are completed to 5-star standard.

  • Make sure you are regularly completing projects in your top skill.

  • Make sure you have at least 8 examples of your work in your portfolio, and make sure they are your very best

  • Keep dispute rates low.

  • Remain professional and polite with your employers at all times. Never use rude or aggressive language with them.

  • Complete more projects on the platform; sometimes if you are new to the platform you simply need more experience on our site before we can admit you

We hope that reading this has inspired you to apply for the Preferred Freelancer Program! If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, leave a message in the comment section below and we’ll get back to you.
AmyD
AmyD Staff

Recruiter at Freelancer.com

Hello! My name is Amy and I manage the Preferred Freelancer Program! If you are a Preferred Freelancer in need of some help or advice, or if you are a freelancer on our site who wishes to be part of our great program, send me a message and I'd be more than happy to help you out!

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