Does the upwork 20% fee work per contract? Or is it per client? I was wondering if the client can open a new contract and will the 20% fee only work for the first $500 and then 10% after? Or is it considered per contract
Thank you for reaching out to us. As a freelancer, you’ll pay a sliding fee based on your total lifetime billings with a client. Because we want to give you the flexibility to change contract types as you work together, we count all your contracts with a client –– whether hourly, fixed-price or a Project Catalog project. (There are a few exceptions, see here).
Here’s how it works:
Example: On a $600 project with a new client, your freelancer service fee would be 20% on the first $500 and 10% on the remaining $100. Your earnings after fees would be $490.