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New Eligibility Requirements for Rising Talent Freelancers

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Mohamed H Member Since: Nov 25, 2017
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I have just started working on here and hope to get Rising Talented honor to get more success.

But it says there must be Readiness Test.

Do I must have this test and Shall I take more opportunities for this test?

And if possible, please tell me your experiences to get Rising Talent.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Thanks in advance.




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Lanie M Member Since: Jun 24, 2015
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Hi Mohamed,


In order to qualify for the Rising Talent you will need to:

Please read up on this help article to know more about the program. 

Lanie M
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Anastasiia P Member Since: Jan 18, 2018
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I am sure that I fulfilled all the requirements for achieving RT.  But the status does not appear. Please check my profile. Thank you.

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Anastasiia, 


Here are the eligibility requirements to be part of the Rising Talent program: 

You may read more about it here

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Kaloyan D Member Since: Feb 1, 2018
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Hi Avery,


I noticed your reply to Anastasia and checked the "Become a Rising Talent" help center page that you directed her to.


I have the very same question as she had.


Let's check point by point the requirements and clarify if I fulfill them:


  • Pass the Upwork Readiness Test (link in email invitation) -  see my profile, I passed it.
  • Deliver great results to your clients - I do this, you can see I am diligent and get regularly paid for almost 1.5 year now. BTW I am soon reaching the 2year mark at upwork and will assess my membership and usage of the system.
  • Complete your projects on time and as promised - I am working on an hourly contract and client is happy with my work.
  • Maintain a 100% complete profile that accurately showcases your professional credentials - On my find work page under my profile I see 100%
  • Keep your availability status up-to-date - I am not avaialble for new opportunities since I am dedicated to my current employer.
  • Regularly submit proposals to projects relevant to your skill set - well you see that I am happy with my employer so I don't submit proposals to others.
  • Adhere to the Upwork Terms of Service - How to convince you that I adhere to the terms?
  • Have been active in the past 90 days (submitting proposals or delivering work) or have joined in the past 30 days - I am active even now - delivering work each and every work day.

Can you clarify why I still don't have the rising talent badge?






Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Kaloyan,

Once you have qualified for the Rising Talent program you will receive an email confirmation, the badge will be awarded in up to 48 hours.

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Charity M Member Since: Oct 26, 2017
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Hi there

I share the same sentiment and beleive I should qualify for the rising talent. I do not use the Upwork Desktop anymore after it almost caused my PC to crash due to contant freezing so I just work and my client is happy.

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Charity,

Please refer to my comments above about the Rising Talent program.
If your experiencing issues with our desktop app please report them and our team will assist you further.
Keep in mind to always have an official contract with your client in order to be protected.

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Kaloyan D Member Since: Feb 1, 2018
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Hi Avery, can you tell me why my post was removed ?




Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Kaloyan,

I`m sorry about this, your post was removed from our system and not us(moderators), I have just moved it back.