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djbventures
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A Buyers Question on UpWork's New Fee Structure

I generally purchase small jobs for graphics, web support, scripts and such. There are times I will find a provider I enjoy working with but at the time I only have this one occassion to use them and may not again for a number of months. I want to reward a good provider with good feedback because I know that it impacts their overall score so I end my short projects and provide feedback accordingly. If I need to use the provider again, I will rehire the provider.

 

My question is this: For the freelancer, does your new fee model consider work with a client over the lifetime of a PROJECT or ALL PROJECTS with that client? 

 

 

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gd90
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The new fee model considers lifetime earnings with a client across all their projects with the freelancer.

That's right Gyan. The new fee structure is based on lifetime billings - across all projects a freelancer and client have had together.

Terrific. Good to know.

david_gregory
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@Deirdre B wrote:

I generally purchase small jobs for graphics, web support, scripts and such. There are times I will find a provider I enjoy working with but at the time I only have this one occassion to use them and may not again for a number of months. I want to reward a good provider with good feedback because I know that it impacts their overall score so I end my short projects and provide feedback accordingly. If I need to use the provider again, I will rehire the provider.

 

My question is this: For the freelancer, does your new fee model consider work with a client over the lifetime of a PROJECT or ALL PROJECTS with that client? 

 

 


 One thing you may need to think about now is whether you are over the $500 mark with that freelancer. If you're not over the magic number, then after June 1st, any new contract you open will cost the 20% rate but if you open the contract (before June 1st) and leave it open, then the rate stays at 10%.

 

You may want to talk to your freelancers about this to see what their preferences are. Upwork is basically making a number of freelancers choose between a good JSS and a bit more money in their pockets.

Deidre - in case your providers haven't already told you ... you're a "saver" and a much appreciated client to even have considered the fallout of this on your talent.

If don't believe the new fee schedule has anything to do with JSS (Job Success Score).

 

I would not suggest talking to contractors about the new fee schedule.

 

If I like the work of a contractor and I want to work with her, I'll work with her. If she raises her rates, that is her perogative, whether it is in response to the fee schedule change or some other reason, such as excessive demand for her services.

shahzad7783
Member

Great job upwork keep it up.

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