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Pricing Announcement Follow-Up

Employee
Rich P Employee Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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We think so - we'd rather keep these jobs on Upwork, but it's not rational to lose money on them.

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Lisa W Member Since: Nov 14, 2015
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@Rich P wrote:

We think so - we'd rather keep these jobs on Upwork, but it's not rationale to lose money on them.


 That's a good point. So why is it rational for us to lose money on them?

 

 

Active Member
Felipe G Member Since: Jun 29, 2015
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It is rational for them to lose frelancers.... who´s gonna work for that money?

Employee
Rich P Employee Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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We're not saying that at all - we want everyone to make money.   There is no simple answer here as everyone's situation and every job is different.  But if you're not going to make money on a job, it seems like you shouldn't bid on it or raise your rates.

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Felipe G Member Since: Jun 29, 2015
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You are contradicting yourself,(¨we want everyone to make money¨) if you're saying that you are losing money, Why do we have to carry all the weight of those losses?

 

20% fees charged to freelancers doesnt seem a: ¨We want everyone to make money¨, seems more a punishment to us due to your poor management.

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Florian B Member Since: May 4, 2016
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you obviously have never been a freelancer and not used your own platform. Even if we charge $500/h we will still work one hour out of five just to cover your fee. This raise is indeed against the freelancers, you can explain how much you want, it is still pushing people away (client and freelancers) and you will realise it very quickly in your revenues. You are basically telling all your freelancers "thank you for working so hard all this time, now we will charge you twice more just because we can". Anyway, we are all upset so you can take this in consideration, make some changes, or deal with it.

Active Member
tom j Member Since: May 24, 2016
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Exactly right.  And what is stopping clients using upwork for messaging and paying through a different platform? Why should we now be loyal to upwork following these rises.

Active Member
Ignacio M Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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Raising your rates doesn't work in a low-end marketplace like Upwork. You people seem to ignore that you are the McDonalds of the marketplace.

Active Member
Tony E Member Since: May 5, 2016
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@Rich P wrote:

We're not saying that at all - we want everyone to make money.   There is no simple answer here as everyone's situation and every job is different.  But if you're not going to make money on a job, it seems like you shouldn't bid on it or raise your rates.


 Rich, you're contradicting yourself. You want us to make money by not bidding on jobs? Oh, I see the last part of the sentence now, sorry. Raise our rates. Great idea! This way UpWork gets a cut of a bigger pie. Oh, except UpWork is setup as a bidding system and someone will be able to outbid me.

Community Manager
Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
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Tony,

 

If you are implying that the lowest bid is who the client chooses, thats not necessarily true. In fact, I've seen posts from numerous freelancers in this Community whose rates are one of the highest in their category, that are continously hired. 

 

-Lena

 

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