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Community User Ranks Explained

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Braxton M Member Since: Oct 2, 2019
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What is rankings plz answer me

Active Member
Braxton M Member Since: Oct 2, 2019
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Hi all,

We’ve heard from some of you who have questions on the titles that show under your profile name here on the Upwork Community. I’m here to shed more light on these user "rankings" and how they work.

Ranks are intended to help all of us identify frequent and valued contributors to the Upwork Community. This is a common practice in many online communities where it’s helpful for users to quickly identify those participants who are most active. Some communities even find this to be a motivating function for their users, as graduating up the rankings becomes a fun and engaging exercise.

The rankings are largely based on activity and "age", i.e. how long you've been registered on the Community. We also have some user ranks reserved for Upwork teams and the occasional "guest" participant. You’ll graduate up the rankings as you’ve been on the Community, posted to discussions and viewed threads.

Here then is a summary of the user ranks, in order of newest to most experienced:

Forum explorer
Frequent visitor
Active member
Power member
Ace Contributor
Community Leader
Community Guru
VIP (Upwork can also assign this rank)

Additional ranks assigned by Upwork:

Community Manager
Featured Content Expert
Active Member
Caleb D Member Since: Mar 29, 2020
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good to know about this
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Rowena D Member Since: Jun 5, 2020
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Does ranking affect your income in Upwork? Or what does it exactly do? How does it help me as a beginner of upwork freelancer? What are the benifits? How will others benefit from what i posted?
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Rowena,


Thank you for your question. Upwork Community ranks do not show on freelancer profiles or affect freelancer's profile metrics. They do, however, help distinguish members who have contributed a lot of time, effort and knowledge to this Community and have been sharing their experience to help others be more successful when using the platform.

~ Valeria
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Victorovich Z Member Since: Nov 10, 2020
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Victorovich,


Welcome to Upwork Community. Is there anything we can assist you with? 

~ Bojan
Ace Contributor
Harrison D Member Since: Jan 29, 2014
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Smiley Happy

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Vikaskumar P Member Since: Dec 31, 2020
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Thank you so much for posting this information. This is very helpful

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Shariful S Member Since: Nov 13, 2019
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Thanks a lot, This helps me to understand the ranking. was wondering how this was assigned. 

Appreciated buddy.