I have made $1k+ on Upwork and they are still charging me 20% in fees when they should only be charging me 10%. I would like to dispute every few or at least the most recent ones since I made the $500 earned mark.
I work really hard on this site and stay within the confines of what Upwork asks me to. I work this job from home and it is one of my only sources of income. Can someone help me deal with this?
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re: "Upwork is still taxing me 20%..."
We do not want to use the word "tax" for this.
Upwork does not "tax" freelancers. Taxes are levied by governments.
Upwork collects "fees" on a percentage of freelancer earnings.
Kire T wrote:
I have made $1k+ on Upwork and they are still charging me 20% in fees when they should only be charging me 10%.
You have made $ 1k - but over 19 jobs with lots of different clients.
As Preston pointed out: The 10% apply once you've made $ 500 with any one client, and only for payments made by that client going forward.
I regret that you are disappointed. You pay nothing until a client gives you money. To pay for a public listing, prospecting, contracting, billing and record keeping costs most small businesses about 25% of revenue. UW's 20% is a bargain.
You raise an interesting point, one that UW should consider once it starts making a profit. The "payments by client" price break for fees makes sense when most jobs are commodity services sold on price. When they are higher value-add, total revenue produced is a better way to set price break points.