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Pricing Announcement Follow-Up

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Bostjan C wrote:

The interesting fact that I noticed in the past two weeks is that the quality of the jobs (clients) has severely declined.


I don't have number to support this but I have gained the same impression over the last 4 weeks.

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Rob O Member Since: Jan 27, 2016
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I was only a small client in comparison to others.  Maybe $25,000-$40,000 a year.   But I don't post work here anymore.   I hope things improve for those of you who remain.

 

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Rob O wrote:

I was only a small client in comparison to others.  Maybe $25,000-$40,000 a year.   But I don't post work here anymore.   I hope things improve for those of you who remain.

 


Rob, but why don't you post jobs here anymore? You are not directly affected by the increased commission the freelancers have to pay to Upwork. 

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Rob O Member Since: Jan 27, 2016
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I understand that I am not directly impacted by the increases in commissions.  But that doesn't mean I have to accept it.  Upwork suggested I merely pay more...

 

My main reason for leaving was the clunky nature of the site.  It's about 3 steps back from the old eLance site.  Just too hard and frustrating to use.   I didn't need the hassle....

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Rob O wrote:

I understand that I am not directly impacted by the increases in commissions.  But that doesn't mean I have to accept it.  Upwork suggested I merely pay more...

 

My main reason for leaving was the clunky nature of the site.  It's about 3 steps back from the old eLance site.  Just too hard and frustrating to use.   I didn't need the hassle....


I see that. Yes, Elance was streamlined to make everything as simple as possible.  

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Bostjan C Member Since: Jun 14, 2016
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Maybe he isn't. But if he wants to work with new freelancers he is affected. Because freelancers had to increase their rates due to the 20% fees.

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Bostjan C wrote:

Maybe he isn't. But if he wants to work with new freelancers he is affected. Because freelancers had to increase their rates due to the 20% fees.


Not all were successful in increasing their rates. I still see plenty of proposals on translation jobs that pay 1 ct per word or less. I even gained the impression the number of such jobs has increased. 

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Felipe G Member Since: Jun 29, 2015
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You´re completly right, the quailty of the jobs is getting worse. Not only the past two weeks, but the entire moth.

 

Most of the jobs posted were NEW clients with really low budgets.

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Bostjan C Member Since: Jun 14, 2016
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I haven't been a member of Upwork for long, but browsing the jobs in the beginning was quite different than the situation now. Upwork just became **Edited for Community Guidelines**

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Gregory M Member Since: Jul 20, 2015
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@Bostjan C wrote:

The interesting fact that I noticed in the past two weeks is that the quality of the jobs (clients) has severely declined. Apparently the companies that posted good jobs, with accurate descriptions and budgets that weren't ridiculously low; I can name a few but won't post any links:

 

And these are just a few. I have a strange feeling that the big companies that were threatening to leave really left.

 

 


I am monitoring jobs in IT and I have the same impression. "Bad month" surely continues now well into September. Nothing like it was just the last spring.

 

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