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Re: Top Rated Plus Restrictions

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William F Member Since: Oct 12, 2017
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What do I need to do to achieve Expert-Vetted status as a freelance writer?

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Mohit S Member Since: Feb 23, 2019
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Hello,

I am sure this question is not new here. I started working on Upwork 8 months ago and I was fortunate enough to find a full-time client on my second bid. So I never had a chance to gather enough project ratings and my job success score has never been calculated.
I have earned over $16000 in 8 months in a single contract, have a rising talent badge, and 16 of 16 top rated eligible weeks.
But, I don’t have time to bid on other projects to gather ratings. How can I achieve the top rated and eventually top rated plus badge?

Thank you!
Mohit
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Saifullah K Member Since: Nov 18, 2019
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Why Top Rated Plus is restricted to large contracts? You can set the limit of the last 12 month's earnings to 10,000, but the amount from the one large contract should be a maximum of 5,000. Plus the fee should be 5% after an earning of 5,000 instead of 10,000.

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Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
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Because if it weren't limited, it would just be Top Rated. 

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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Saifullah,

 

Clients have told us that they have a difficult time finding talent that are both interested in larger projects and also have a track record of working on them on Upwork. This badge, which is visible to Enterprise, Business, and Plus clients, helps clients connect with freelancers who have a history of both.


-Joanne
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Islem M Member Since: Jul 27, 2018
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Hi, I asked a question about the Top Rated Plus Badge but no one answered me. 

 

I'm a top Rated freelancer and I'd like to know more about it, if possible.

 

Here is my previous message, thanks : 

 

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I actually have some questions about the Top Rated Pus badge and I'd be gratefull If I could have some clarifications about it. 

 

I'am actually a Top Rated Freelancer with 100% JSS score since two years now in the copywriting field. I'm a multidsicplinary french SEO copywriter and everything works fine for me. From now, I meet 2 criterias of the Top Rated Plus Badge : 1) I'm going to have soon the 10K earning before 12 months 2) I'm a top rated plus.

 

My question is about the third criterion : the large project. I was actually wondering If I meet this criterion since I worked in a large project from where I earned more then 5K - this is the limit established for the writing field -  but this project has more than 2 years actually. This contract is still active tough ! The fact that this contract is still active, altough it started more then two years ago, will allow me to fulfill this criteria ?

 

On the other hand, I actually worked with the same client over the last 6 months, but he splitted the contract in two : the first one I earned 3900 usd and he closed it and the second which is still active, I actually earned 2000 usd and i'm still going to earn from it. If we count then, I'm having more then 5K with the same client but in two differents contracts - because we passer from a niche to another one. Is this enough to qualify me for the Top Rated Plus Badge ?

 

Thanks in advance for your answers and keep being awesome! 

 

PS : I'm actually a french copywriter, sorry for all the english mistakes I could have made. "

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

 

Thanks for reaching out. To be eligible for a Top Rated Plus badge you must earn a certain amount on one contract. For example, if you work in the “Translation” category you must have worked on a single large contract totaling at least $5,000 in the past year. If you work two $3,000 contracts in the category -- even with the same client -- you are not eligible because the amounts are spread over two contracts. Once you earn $5,000 on one of the contracts, you’ll be eligible to obtain Top Rated Plus status. 


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Islem M Member Since: Jul 27, 2018
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Thanks for you answer Goran!

 

But as I said, I earnd more than 5K iin one contract. The contract is still active and continues to generate money. 

 

The thing is, this contract started two years ago. 

 

My question is : does active contract with more than 5k earning - for writing field - that started 2 years ago will allowe me to obtain the Top Rated Plus Badge ? 

 

Thanks !

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

 

Unfortunately no, your contract will not be counted towards the Top Rated Plus badge. The earnings will need to be in the last 12 months. To learn more about this, check out this Help Article. Thank you.


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Himanshu M Member Since: Jul 27, 2015
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How do i apply to get "Expert-Vetted" badge?

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