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General earnings data

studionlk
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Nikaya L Member Since: Aug 17, 2019
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Hi,

I recently came across some data about the general earnings of Freelancers on Upwork. I was told this could be found on here, but I have no idea where.

I am looking for information like: how many total registered Freelancers for a particular work type there are, and how much they earned. The example I saw showed the data divided into levels like: no earnings, $1+, $1000+, etc.

Can anyone point me to where I can run such a search, please?


lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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You can do the search on your client account. You have to create one if you haven't already, but the search isn't that accurate. It doesn't include people who blocked themselves from search because they are too busy, ones that were taken out of search because they haven't earned in 30 days, and the ones that got banned or are flagged at the moment for something in their profile.

studionlk
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Nikaya L Member Since: Aug 17, 2019
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Thank you, that is very helpful.

I have done what you said, but still not finding where to actually search. I can see a list comes up when I search for freelancers, but no overall figures.

Yes, it would be good if the criteria of the search was transparent too. Only earned in the last month cuts out a lot of people. 

For someone aiming to find work here, this is all very useful information.



lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Nikaya L wrote:

Thank you, that is very helpful.

I have done what you said, but still not finding where to actually search. I can see a list comes up when I search for freelancers, but no overall figures.

Yes, it would be good if the criteria of the search was transparent too. Only earned in the last month cuts out a lot of people. 

For someone aiming to find work here, this is all very useful information.




There isn't any. You have to go by what displays next to the search critera that you select. The data you're looking for isn't published anywhere. The numbers you're referring to are from client searches like I said and don't have any real accuracy to them. The only people who know this stuff is Upwork and they ain't talkin it seems.

studionlk
Active Member
Nikaya L Member Since: Aug 17, 2019
5 of 15

I see. That is a shame. 

Upwork is not very good on transparency it seems. 

I have seen other figures, so I will try to work it out. Market research is kind of important. 

Thanks again.

florydev
Community Guru
Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Nikaya L wrote:

I see. That is a shame. 

Upwork is not very good on transparency it seems. 


Who is?

joansands
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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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You can search for freelancers in a certain niche and it will often tell you how much they have made to date. But just because some people are making X amount of dollars doesn't mean that you would, too.

florydev
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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
8 of 15

Jennifer M wrote:

You can do the search on your client account. You have to create one if you haven't already, but the search isn't that accurate. It doesn't include people who blocked themselves from search because they are too busy, ones that were taken out of search because they haven't earned in 30 days, and the ones that got banned or are flagged at the moment for something in their profile.


I was going to send a screenshot...and I think they changed it.  Maybe I am just confused but I don't see a way to go into the Advanced search like you used to and pick things like Earned Amount and see the count.  

studionlk
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Nikaya L Member Since: Aug 17, 2019
9 of 15

Mark F wrote:
I was going to send a screenshot...and I think they changed it.  Maybe I am just confused but I don't see a way to go into the Advanced search like you used to and pick things like Earned Amount and see the count.  

I had just come to the exact same thought. I compared the search layout and info for the Freelancer vs client account and saw that the figures don't show. Perhaps a very, very recent change - like this week, from what I can surmise.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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