@Preston H wrote:
There is nothing wrong with a $5.00 minimum for fixed-price contracts.
Some projects take only a few minutes to do.
If it is for a few minutes it is OK but some clients hire freelancers for hours of work and pay 5 USD...
@Bakhtiyar Y wrote:
Here in Ukraine 3$/hour (which is 500$/month)
$3/hour is not $500 per month. Unless you're billing 8 hours a day, 20 days a month. Freelancers very rarely bill so much hours in a given month. Freelancers spend lot of time in marketing & client acquisition,and this time spent is not billed.
Basing your business on 8 billable hours a day is a deadly mistake for a freelancer. This is why you see so much cheapos around here. Many doesn't survive.
What happened to making a living wage at $15.00 an hour?
Your question doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
Upwork is a free market platform where freelancers with skills to offer can meet clients with jobs that need to be done.
There is nothing at Upwork about a "living wage" or "$15 hours an hour." There is a great deal of freedom here. Hourly rates are not specified, other than a $3.00/hour minimum. Which for many of the freelancers working here is about 20 times the hourly rates their neighbors are paid.
Upwork freelancers live all over the world, and not all of them are working for the same reasons or same needs.
I would be happy to work for $3.00 per hour. Or $86 per hour. Depending on the job and the situation and my mood. I have done both.
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