I have a startup outsourcing company and I got my client through a friend reference. My client has hired three developers in my company so he is paying me for his three projects.
He has hired our company for long term, let's say five years. He is transferring monthly invoice into my bank account directly.
Now my question is:
- Should I ask my client to put project on UpWork.com so that I can Bid and he gives this project to my company?
Reason is I can build my UpWork/Elance profile and hours , Projects shows up there . This Profile will help me in Getting more Projects and this will show to World that Yes this company is existing from long and has worked with this Client for last 5 Years. Also hours I worked will be shown.
- Invoice payment: If I use Step 1 and start Hourly Payment on UpWork they will deduct 10% of my Invoice as client will not pay this 10% extra to me.
IS THIS BENEFICIAL THAT I PAY 10% TO UPWORK TO BUILD MY PROFILE WHICH WILL SHOW HOURS, PROJECT MY COMPANY IS DOING ?
MY Main issue is: If I am working for this Client for next 5 years and after 5 years I have no Profile anywhere (Upwork/Elance) then how will I prove that I am working from last 5 years?