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Introducing Upwork Plus for Clients

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Maybe I'm missing something but how does it benefit Upwork to make it harder for clients to find Top Rated freelancers? If the client Plus fee was nominal, in line with freelancer Plus membership, this might generate additional revenue, I suppose, but at roughly $50, I don't think there will be a stampede to upgrade client accounts.

 

ETA, Lena was kind enough to clarify this elsewhere. The Top Rated & Rising Talent filters are new features that were added for the benefit of Plus clients. So that could hardly be responsible for widely reported declining profile views.

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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John, thanks for posting this hidden tidbit of vital info:

(Lena was kind enough to clarify this elsewhere) The Top Rated & Rising Talent filters are new features that were added for the benefit of Plus clients. So that could hardly be responsible for widely reported declining profile views.

 

And I fully concur with the rest of your post.

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Sanja D Member Since: Dec 18, 2013
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 If I remember correctly,  Upwork  fee was 2.75% - and now it's 3%?

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Isabelle Anne A Member Since: May 19, 2014
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Echoing Sanja's question. Also, how does this work -- they can become an Upwork+ client without verifying their payment method?

 

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Isabelle,

 

Please pm me the job post link you're looking so I could check and follow up with an update.

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Echoing John's comment "...how does it benefit Upwork to make it harder for clients to find Top Rated freelancers? If the client Plus fee was nominal, in line with freelancer Plus membership, this might generate additional revenue, I suppose, but at roughly $50, I don't think there will be a stampede to upgrade client accounts."

 

Vlad, as long as you are keeping on eye on this thread as per your response to Isabelle, perhaps you could weigh in ....

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Wendy and John,

 

We don't make Top Rated freelancers harder to find. Clients on both Upwork Basic and Upwork Plus plans will be able to see Top Rated freelancers in search as before. Clients on Upwork Basic plan will have the same 90% JSS and above filter they had before. We also expect that Top Rated and Rising Talent freelancers will benefit from more Featured Jobs that give them reduced fee as well as from more targeted invites from clients on Upwork Plus who will be more selective about their invites.

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Valeria,  I'm PMing you a job post that is Upwork PLUS Client - with unverified payment.  Same as what Isabelle discovered ...

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Isabelle Anne A Member Since: May 19, 2014
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Valeria K wrote:

Wendy and John,

 

We also expect that Top Rated and Rising Talent freelancers will benefit from more Featured Jobs that give them reduced fee 


I really don't remember this being a thing ... so if freelancers get hired for Featured Jobs, they get a reduced fee? By how much? Sorry, could you please link me to the original post/article that says this? Because then I should be concentrating more on Featured Jobs!

 

(BTW, just found another Upwork+/Unverified client. PMing Vlad.)

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Isabelle, yes - featured jobs have a 10% fee from the FLer angle.  It has been like that from inception.  If the buyer hires you for a second job the 10% still applies.   I  have no idea where the thread is but I landed one of the first of the featured jobs and can attest to both statements above.

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