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New talent badges are now available!

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Iliana M wrote:

 

We selected the thresholds for each category based on the project values we see in the marketplace today. We believe that $5000 is a reasonable threshold for the Writing category.

Which is yet another example of why Upwork's categories don't fit the services we offer. $5000 or up to much more for writing a book? Sure! More that $5000 for editing a book? Tantalizingly close, but so far: no.

Future improvements we are considering include:

1) Expand the threshold to include relationship value, not just contract value (ex: if the same client hires you multiple times)
:thumbsup:

2) Create the thresholds based on subcategories instead of categories (ex: UX/UI design projects tend to be larger than logo design projects so the thresholds would be different, instead of $5,000 for the whole Design & Creative category).
Bingo! See above. 

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Iliana


Thanks!

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Aaron C Member Since: Nov 20, 2016
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Hi Iliana, thank you for the detailed reply. I love the idea of adding relationship value to the top rated plus badge when the same client hires multiple times. I also completely undertstand limiting the number of badges so as to not dilute their prominence. 

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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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This is right in line of where Upwork is going. Keeping the top 3% of the freelancers, and faciliting the hookup to a small number of Enterprise level clients.

 

Most or all of the updates in 2020 been initiated to further the above directive.

 

Edit to add: I like working for small companies. I left the corporate world for a reason.

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Sanja D Member Since: Dec 18, 2013
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most logo design projects have $100 budget - that means the designer has to be awarded 100 logo design projects and finish them within 365 days.
oh, and most of those projects are never awarded to anyone

...at least I don't see that stupid rocket next to my name anymore - so that's a plus ;-) 

 

EDIT: ...and the rocket is back...meh...

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Arsalan A Member Since: Oct 1, 2015
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Hi pandora, May i ask to you,  Why you left the corporate world? and coming on small size business models? Beacuse I am looking forward to wrok with corporate world companies. But Now I like to work as small size companies.. 

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Grace M Member Since: Apr 26, 2018
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Hi, i'd like to know if project size is determined solely by price. What if $6k+ design projects are done in around 3 months?

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

 

It sounds you're referring to the large project requirement and I'd like to clarify that the minimum for meeting this requirement is having worked on at least one large project in the past 12 months. You can find more information in this Help article and feel free to follow up here if you have any other questions or feedback.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Vladimir G wrote:

Hi Grace,

 

It sounds you're referring to the large project requirement and I'd like to clarify that the minimum for meeting this requirement is having worked on at least one large project in the past 12 months. You can find more information in this Help article and feel free to follow up here if you have any other questions or feedback.


Which is it? "Worked on" as above, or completed as in the help article

The former would qualify me, the latter wouldn't (becaue my big contracts are ongoing)

 

Edited: Ignore me, I see Val has already confirmed that ongoing contracts count! COOL!

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Grace M Member Since: Apr 26, 2018
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Thanks much. Just for others to see easily, a large project is defined by a category-determined price point., and NOT length of time worked.

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Grace M wrote:

Thanks much. Just for others to see easily, a large project is defined by a category-determined price point., and NOT length of time worked.


Fair enough, but I still don't see why doing two projects for the same client - totalling more than $5k - should disqualify me, whereas if I'd just left the first contract open (which we're encouraged not to do), then I'd get the badge. :-( 

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