I was browsing the listings and noticed that some clients are still saying they are only paying $1 ph and I even saw a post for $2.50 ph. is the $3 minimum only a suggestion of how much to pay a freelancer?
The official word from way back when the minimum was established was that Upwork's interface would not allow clients to institute any hourly rate lower than $3.00 per hour.
Unless the client already had a working relationship with a contractor at less than that amount. If that's the case, then the earlier, lower rate can be "grandfathered in" and continued.
But for new contracts with previously unused contractors, there is not supposed to be any way to set up a contract for less than $3.00 per hour.
Report it - in view of the about-to-be new 18% fees on one-off jobs, what would be left after all the other little fees that **bleep** at the takings before the money actually gets into the bank?
[Edited to add: I cannot believe this. I used a phrase/analogy that is synonymous with little dogs biting at one's heels and I got 'bleeped'. Since when was this rude? The phrase should read: after all the other little fees that get 'bitten off' at the takings - only it is not as neat - honestly!!)
@Mariska P wrote:
went to report it but there's no category that matches the situation. any suggestions?
Doesn't matter. Any category will do. That's hoping CS actually looks at flagged jobs...
I just saw an ad that actually threatened any freelancers applying that they will deliberately post bad reviews and not to "mess with them".
Wow. (shaking my head)