@Niclas E wrote:
If Upwork "doesn't want" $20 jobs they should set a minimum limit. I don't think this is the case, through. I think they make a lot of money from smaller jobs as well. Someone must know what percentage of Upwork's earnings that comes from jobs worth less than $50.
If I recall correctly, it's about 1/3 of revenues. But, that's a meaningless number because it's gross revenue. If a $20 job pays Upwork $4 and costs $5 to service, then there's a net loss associated with every one of those jobs. So, 50 $20 jobs pay Upwork $200 but cost $250 (net loss of $50), while one $1,000 job pays Upwork $150 and costs $5 (net gain of $145).
Of course, I don't know exactly what it costs to service a job, but even 15 minutes of engagement from a live human on a job that pays Upwork $4 would almost certainly result in a net loss.
I agree with you. This week I ended up buying connects for 3TIMES!!! This is too much! Knowing the Odesk/upwork fees are automated.
Is there a way to fix this hoarding...Atleast charge us the connect when hired.