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There are 3 ways to add trusted contacts to your Worksome account.
Inviting Freelancer to Worksome - Single upload
Sending An Invite link for Worksome
Bulk upload of freelancers to Worksome
Inviting a Freelancer (without a Worksome account) to a Contract on Worksome
Below you’ll find a guide for each of the 3 ways to add trusted contacts.
But first we will show you how to get started with managing your trusted contracts
Log into your account and click the Freelancer tab in the panel on the left
Click the Managed Trusted Contacts button
Now you’re in your trusted contact page on Worksome. This page gives you an overview of all trusted contacts, their names, and tags. You can edit, upload, and hire trusted contacts from this page.
1. Inviting freelancer to Worksome - Single upload
First: go to you trusted contacts page here
1.1 Click the add freelancer button
1.2 Add the freelancer’s name, email, invite note and tags.
IMPORTANT: Remember to add tags so you can search for the freelancers' main skill at a later stage.
1.3 Click 'save' to invite your trusted contact.
You’re done inviting your trusted contact
2. Send Invite link for Worksome
The 3rd and final way to invite freelancers as part of your trusted contacts is to send them an invitation link.
First: Go to your trusted contacts page here
2.1 Click to Get invite link
2.2 Copy invitation link and send it however you’d like
3. Bulk upload of Freelancers to Worksome
This is the easiest and most efficient way to upload trusted contacts. To use this method for uploading you need to set up a CSV file with the names, emails, and tags you want to upload.
See this guide for creating a CSV file.
Now, back to the bulk upload.
3.1 Click the 3 dots to the right as shown below:
3.2 Add your CSV file and remember to have all three columns as part of the data
Tags are not required, but these are necessary for you to be able to sort and search for your trusted contacts at later stages. Therefore it’s highly recommended that you take the time to add tags to your trusted contacts.
3.3 Uploading the CSV
Click ‘Upload .CSV file’
3.4 Write an invitation, review and then invite
Your contacts will now receive an invite email.
4. Inviting a Freelancer (without a Worksome account) to a Contract on Worksome
Want to get straight down to business but your freelancer dosen't have an account on Worksome? Don't worry, now you can invite any freelancer to Worksome and to accept a contract straight away - all in one go.
Click 'Freelancers' in the menu to the left
Then Click 'Manage Trusted Contracts'
Once you are in your list of trusted contacts click 'Invite Trusted Contact'
In the next pop-up, you click: 'Invite and offer job'
Add a quick message to the freelancer you are inviting.
Then, depending on whether you have created the job in Worksome already or not, you click: 'Use job post' or 'Create new brief'.
'Use job post' will let you use an existing job post from your account. See more here.
By clicking 'Crete new brief' you will be taken through this flow, This flow lets you define the specifics of what you are hiring the freelancer to do
That's it - now your freelancer will see a contract from you the moment they accept the invitation to Worksome from their e-mail inbox and log into Worksome.
Now you know everything.... (about inviting trusted contracts 😆)