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Charging me to make a payment? Are you kidding?

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

 

You could use the fixed-price model to make payments monthly instead of weekly. However, the amount you would pay in fees will be the same whether you'd pay 2.75% on a bigger amount or break it up and pay 2.75% on each part.

 

~ Valeria
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Ma. Victoria D Member Since: Dec 12, 2014
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Even if the Clients will pay on a monthly basis, it will still be the same charge from the full amount of a monthly pay. So paying monthly will only defeat the purpose. Weekly payment will just be subdivided charge from the monthly charge!

 

SAMPLE:

$100 per week + $2.75 x 4 weeks =  $411

 

$400 monthly x 2.75% = $411

 

So, paying monthly will just prolonging the agony and the Freelancer will get a hold of her/his dear salary longer waiting time.

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Ma. Victoria, 


I would just like to clarify that the 2.75% is a payment processing fee which will be charged to the client everytime Upwork processes a client's payment to his/her freelancer. 

 

The monthly payment processing fee option (which is $25/month) is only available for US clients with a minimum history of on-time payments on Upwork. This monthly payment will not affect the waiting period for a client's payment to reflect in a freelancer's account. 


You may read more about the client's processing fees in this thread here


-Avery
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Mohamed M Member Since: Mar 28, 2016
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and this is the only post you reply?!

 

do you have any word to those who are complaining about you high fees?

elance platform was way better Smiley Sad

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Eric F Member Since: Jun 8, 2016
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The percentage fee doesn't relate to how often a payment is made. Whether hourly or yearly, it's still the same percentage.

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Robert R Member Since: Sep 2, 2012
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It is charge for ALL money -- regardlewss whether you make one or more payments!

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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@Katrina B wrote:

@Erin M wrote:

Wow. This is insane. I just saw the ridiculous email from Upwork announcing their change in payment structure. Not only am I not willing to pay to make a payment, I can completely understand if the freelancers I work with don't want to continue on Upwork. 


The thing is if they have been your freelancer for less than 2 years you will be suspended for asking them to work off the platform not to mention they may be tempted to and comply and will lose their account too.  I wouldn't put my freelancer in that spot.   


There's more on the line than suspension. Everyone agreed to the two year commitment or buyout--circumventing that is a breach of contract that could result in monetary damages. 

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Erin M Member Since: May 3, 2016
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It will be difficult but not impossible for clients to replace their freelancers with new ones on a different platform. I feel bad for the freelancers who have to start over completely somewhere else. :-(

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Erin M wrote:

It will be difficult but not impossible for clients to replace their freelancers with new ones on a different platform. I feel bad for the freelancers who have to start over completely somewhere else. :-(


Erin,

 

Most freelancers work on more than one platform. 

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Timothy W Member Since: May 4, 2016
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This represents a 100% fee increase for almost all of the jobs that I do.

 

I wonder if these <500% fisrt time jobs represent most of Upworks business.  I bet it does.

 

Does anyone know that?

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