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New talent badges are now available!

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Mark Louise,

 

Rising Talent status is automatically applied to users whose profiles meet all of the requirements. You are on your way to get a Job Success Score, one of the requirements to earn and maintain Top Rated status. To get the Top Rated badge, you'll need to fulfill all of the requirements mentioned in this help article


~ Bojan
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Jessica S Member Since: Dec 4, 2015
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Valeria K wrote:

Hi Jessica and others,

 

Top Rated Plus is only an indicator that a freelancer worked on a successful large contract and had earnings of at least $10,000 in the past year on Upwork. Clients have told us that they have a difficult time finding talent that are both interested in larger, more complex projects and also have a track record of completing them successfully on Upwork.

It does not mean, however, that these freelancers are better or have a higher Job Success Score. Plus, since we only expect about 3% of freelancers to earn this variation of Top Rated status we know the Top Rated badge will still set you apart as having a great reputation on Upwork.

 

 

 

Clients who come to Upwork to find freelancers willl see this as a badge with higher superiority than just "top rated". No one will know there is a project price you have to hit to earn it -  they will just think the freelancer does better work than top rated freelancers - they don't have the time to look this stuff up.  You guys need to learn how to think like a client.  There is a top rated badge and top rated PLUS badge which to me, if i didn't know better, would just mean the plus people are the VERY top tier - like the top 5%, 3% or even 1%.   This is not something I would ever think just relates to long term higher price contracts. The name doesn't insinuate that at all as it contains the "top rated" wording which just means the freelancer does exceptional work and maintains a 90% JSS. The plus version should not have the same name if all top rated freelancers can't earn it just because their jobs are only short term and simply can't be long term by design.

 


 

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Olga Q Member Since: Sep 5, 2012
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Jessica S wrote:

Valeria K wrote:

Hi Jessica and others,

 

Top Rated Plus is only an indicator that a freelancer worked on a successful large contract and had earnings of at least $10,000 in the past year on Upwork. Clients have told us that they have a difficult time finding talent that are both interested in larger, more complex projects and also have a track record of completing them successfully on Upwork.

It does not mean, however, that these freelancers are better or have a higher Job Success Score. Plus, since we only expect about 3% of freelancers to earn this variation of Top Rated status we know the Top Rated badge will still set you apart as having a great reputation on Upwork.

 

 

 

Clients who come to Upwork to find freelancers willl see this as a badge with higher superiority than just "top rated". No one will know there is a project price you have to hit to earn it -  they will just think the freelancer does better work than top rated freelancers - they don't have the time to look this stuff up.  You guys need to learn how to think like a client.  There is a top rated badge and top rated PLUS badge which to me, if i didn't know better, would just mean the plus people are the VERY top tier - like the top 5%, 3% or even 1%.   This is not something I would ever think just relates to long term higher price contracts. The name doesn't insinuate that at all as it contains the "top rated" wording which just means the freelancer does exceptional work and maintains a 90% JSS. The plus version should not have the same name if all top rated freelancers can't earn it just because their jobs are only short term and simply can't be long term by design.

 


Instead of picking the 'Top rated' concept and add it a 'Plus', wouldn't it be easier to have a whole new concept that would incorporate the need to make the distinction between freelancers in general and freelancers that actually have the chance to work on long-term projects?

It's clear for everyone that when you have two 'top rated' badges, the one carrying the 'Plus' will be considered superior.

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Jamie F Member Since: Mar 7, 2010
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 Valeria K wrote:

 

Clients have told us that they have a difficult time finding talent that are both interested in larger, more complex projects and also have a track record of completing them successfully on Upwork.


That surprises me, I personally much prefer long term jobs. I thought others would as well. 

Valeria, could you please let me know if I qualify. I think I do. I currently have an active contract that's paid 40k so far, plus another 20k on closed contracts with the same client (with perfect feedback). 

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

 

I can confirm you have the Top Rated Plus badge on your profile. You should receive an email notification confirming you received the badge soon.

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Jamie F Member Since: Mar 7, 2010
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Thank you Vladimir. 

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Kavita K Member Since: Mar 10, 2015
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Hello Vladimir,

 

Can you please check if I am eligible for the top rated plus badge? as I have many long term clients. 

 

Regards,

 

 

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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HI Kavita,

 

I see you're working primarily from your Agency profile. Please note that in order to become Top Rated, an agency needs to meet the following criteria:

 

  • Earned more than $20,000 in the past 12 months
  • Worked on one of more large* projects in the past 12 months and at least 90 percent of the contracts had successful outcomes (based on feedback)
  • Maintained Top Rated status


*What is considered a large project can vary depending on skill category. For example, in certain categories a large job might be one with agency earnings of $10,000 but in others it might be a $20,000 or $30,000 contract.

Based on the information I'm looking at, your Agency needs to meet at least one more of these requirements in order to receive the Top Rated Plus badge.

 

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Kavita K Member Since: Mar 10, 2015
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Hi Vladimir,

 

I have just checked it and my agency is meeting more than one requirements. so can you please check out profile and let me know that we are eligible or not?

 

Regards,

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Kavita,

 

I've shared your question about the Expert-Vetted pop up with the team and they'll be looking into it. 

 

Please, note that for agencies projects in Web, Mobile & Software Dev category are defined as large if $30,000 is earned. It doesn't look like your agency is meeting all the requirements for Top Rated Plus at the moment, unfortunately.

 

~ Valeria
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