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We are here for you- COVID-19 Update

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Brittany G Member Since: Mar 25, 2019
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Can you temporarily lift the credits requirement for applying to jobs or refund them more quickly when we're not hired? This would be an immense help as with the lower volume of jobs, there are more appliants per job and I'm applying to a lot more, including ones that are much lower than my usual range  to try to even get a single job. 

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Diana K Member Since: Mar 15, 2017
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Same here. There are fewer jobs, more applicants competing for those jobs,
and what I'm seeing as a lowballing trend that makes it impossible to
compete given the current job fees. Provide extra connects to at least help
struggling freelancers.
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Diana K Member Since: Mar 15, 2017
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I'm in the same situation. I'm seeing a lot more jobs posted for as little as $5 or $6. By the time you subtract 20%, it's a lost cause. If there's anyone here from Elance days, didn't the job minimum used to be $20?

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Michelle Joan T Member Since: Oct 10, 2017
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Can you lessen the days for processing the billing report?.. like can you make it 3days in review-3days pending?..
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Haseeb M Member Since: Apr 23, 2016
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I think in the current situation when people are looking to work more from home, upwork should make connects free for 2 months. So freelancers can bid more and earn more. For 2 months give 60 connects free like before.

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Haseeb M wrote:

I think in the current situation when people are looking to work more from home, upwork should make connects free for 2 months. So freelancers can bid more and earn more. For 2 months give 60 connects free like before.


No. Upwork already has too many freelancers. They need to cater to the ones who actually make them money.

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Haseeb M Member Since: Apr 23, 2016
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I understand! But right now many clients are leaving and companies are down. So we need to find new clients. So in order to earn more, I think it's good just to flee the fees off from the connects for about one month or 2. After this, they can make the connects paid again.

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Haseeb M Member Since: Apr 23, 2016
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Its just a suggestion if Upwork authorities can take a look at it and just for some time, change it. It will help us to earn more and accommodate our families more. By bidding more and earning more projects. Thanks!

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Aleksandr S Member Since: Jul 25, 2015
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does Upwork plan to decrease commission to help freelancers for this not-easy time?
or, for example, to propose a lower commission who earned more than 50K, more than 100K with the same client. >50K - 4%, >100K - 3%, >300K - 2%

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Aleksandr S wrote:

does Upwork plan to decrease commission to help freelancers for this not-easy time?
or, for example, to propose a lower commission who earned more than 50K, more than 100K with the same client. >50K - 4%, >100K - 3%, >300K - 2%


It's decreased at $10k to 5%.

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