Freelancer Affiliate Program Terms & Conditions

1. General

The Freelancer Affiliate Program ("Affiliate Program") allows you to receive a payment from Freelancer ("Bonus") into your Account for referring a new user ("Referred User") to Freelancer. To participate in the Affiliate Program, you must comply with all of these requirements, and have an Account that is in good standing.

These Terms & Conditions are to be read in conjunction with the Freelancer User Agreement (as amended from time to time). To the extent that there is any inconsistency between these Terms & Conditions and the User Agreement, then the User Agreement will prevail.

See User Agreement for more information.

2. Bonus Amount

The Bonus to be paid will be the net project fees of projects posted by the Referred User ("Project Commissions"), defined as the total project fees less any chargebacks, refunds, and reversals. The applicable project fees are detailed on the Fees & Charges page, and vary by membership level. Special program fees, including for freelancer's participating in the Preferred Freelancer Program, as well as other project and contest fees, such as upgrade fees, will be excluded from the Bonus to be paid.

The Bonus will be paid to your account 30 calendar days after the fees were originally collected by Freelancer.

3. Requirements for Referred Users

You may not refer yourself for the Affiliate Program or a user having the same IP address as yourself. The Referred User must be an individual or business with whom you have a pre-existing relationship. You may not obtain names for referrals from group email addresses, third party bulk mailing lists, customer lists, or other similar sources. You may not send unsolicited e-mails ("Spam"). If you send Spam in order to recruit Referred Users, Freelancer may immediately and permanently close your Account, without paying out any accrued Bonus.

4. Eligibility

For a user to be considered a Referred User they must: (1) sign-up for an Account through the supplied Affiliate Program links within 30 days; (2) be a new user that has never visited the Freelancer platform before; (3) be positively identified by The Site as being referred by your account. For Freelancer to be able to positively identify the Referred User, all banners must be installed as is and without any modifications. Failing to do so might revoke your entitlement to the Bonus.

5. Payout Period

You are eligible to receive Bonus payouts for the first 100 days of the Referred User's Account ownership. Freelancer reserves the right to apply a monthly limit on Bonus payouts should you exceed referring more than 100 users within any given month.

6. Bonus Expiry

Any unused Bonus will automatically and irrevocably expire 3 months from the date it was earned.

7. Discontinuance or modification of Program

Freelancer reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Affiliate Program at any time without notifying participating users. It is your responsibility to refer back to this page regularly to ensure you are in compliance with these Terms & Conditions.

In the event that the Affiliate Program is discontinued, you will receive the Bonus for all of your Referred Users that have satisfied all of the requirements in this section prior to the discontinuation date of the Affiliate Program.

8. Non-compliance

Failure to comply with these terms may result in your Account and participation in the Affiliate Program being terminated.

If you have any questions or concerns with these requirements you can contact our customer support team at