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Do you think clients are leaving upwork due to recent policies?

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Tanzim A Member Since: Sep 28, 2017
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I see a lot less job post now a days and I was wondering if clients are leaving upwork for the recent policy changes in upwork!
Please leave your thoughts.
Do you think it’s true? Is it just me?
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Nazia S Member Since: Jun 5, 2018
2 of 23

I'm not much sure about the clients leaving but yes I'm not getting invitations and hire on jobs. 

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Rahul V Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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i think clients are leaving.....there is no point clients will go for expensive memberships...how can you expect  clients to buy membership worth $500 just for sake of sending unlimited invitations and few other features ..

 

and irony is  clients budgets are going down like anything and upwork has raised the cost for membership

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Kristen B Member Since: May 20, 2009
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I think Upwork allows too many people to bid on a job. They should do it like Thumbtack where only 5 people are allowed to bid on a project and the client gets to pick from those 5. Especially if we are using 6 connects to bid on a job. I've been on here for 10 years and it's next to impossible for me to find work because of the sheer fierce competition on this site. 

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
5 of 23

I think it was a mistake to make the changes at the time of year when projects usually decrease in number anyway. It's led to people assuming that the changes alone are responsible for the drop in listings.

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Tanzim A Member Since: Sep 28, 2017
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@Kristen B, what will happen if no one is actually qualified enough for the job? I don't think that's a solution to this particular problem.
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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
7 of 23

Kristen B wrote:

I think Upwork allows too many people to bid on a job. They should do it like Thumbtack where only 5 people are allowed to bid on a project and the client gets to pick from those 5. Especially if we are using 6 connects to bid on a job. I've been on here for 10 years and it's next to impossible for me to find work because of the sheer fierce competition on this site. 


Why on earth would you want to limit clients to seeing only the least employable freelancers? How long do you think they'll stay on the site when the only bids they're allowed to get are from brand new or very low-end freelancers who are sitting around staring at their job feeds because they don't have any work?

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Jonathan C Member Since: May 9, 2019
8 of 23

Hello, if the competition is strong and more for new members who have no reputation yet, on some occasions and seen up to 200 applicants for 1 job offer, in the time I have been on the platform alone and achieved 1 job, currently waiting for my connections resume to try again

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Joe N Member Since: Apr 24, 2018
9 of 23

I don't think the new Client plans should be a factor. You can still post a job for free and send 3 invites so it's not that different in that respect.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Joe N wrote:

I don't think the new Client plans should be a factor. You can still post a job for free and send 3 invites so it's not that different in that respect.


It is not just the number of invites, it is losing all the reports, the ability to pay with different payment methods, the ability to have teams, activity codes etc.

Yes, clients are leaving. Fact.

 

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