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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Pilar F wrote:
So one bad contract can knock you 12%?

Depends on how many completed (with feedback) contracts you have in your calculation window.

If 9 or so, yes, sure.

 

If you only have 4, each can potentially ding you for 25%

 

 

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Pilar F Member Since: Aug 17, 2017
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Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
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Petra R wrote:

Pilar F wrote:
So one bad contract can knock you 12%?

Depends on how many completed (with feedback) contracts you have in your calculation window.

If 9 or so, yes, sure.

 

If you only have 4, each can potentially ding you for 25%

 

 


This why creatives hate math. It's so **bleep** harsh. 🙄 Don't even get me started on compound interest. 

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Pilar F Member Since: Aug 17, 2017
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I used to like math.....not so much anymore! The crazy power of a single person's subjective opinion!

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Melanie H Member Since: Nov 2, 2017
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Pilar F wrote:
I used to like math.....not so much anymore! The crazy power of a single person's subjective opinion!


I've actually never liked math... Smiley Very Happy I wish I did, or at least had even a remedial handle on it, but alas...no. (True story: One night when my oldest son was in the 5th grade, I called my sister, a math whiz, for homework help for him. My son and I were both crying when I made the call. LOL.)

 

However, the power of people's opinions is a real thing when it comes to selling anything, including freelance services. While all feedback services are imperfect in some way or other, the world of selling products or services has become extremely transparent. We have Yelp, Amazon, Facebook reviews, etc. So that's going to be true anywhere you go. It's not just here.

 

And on the flip side, you can't really hide from reviews by going solo in this regard (generally) because many, if not most, people won't trust first-party controlled reviews - for example, on an individual's own website. Not unless you're a gigantic brand that people already know.

 

Any business or brand, anywhere, can suffer a very negative review. Like any brand, you have to have loads of reviews before the occasional bad one is absorbed and has minimal, if any (appreciable), impact.

 

The days of selling Snake Oil in Deadwood and then moving anonymously onto Deerlick Springs and selling more are pretty much over for good. Smiley Very Happy

 

 

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Lidia S Member Since: May 2, 2019
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How can I close the contracts that I have been paid for but the client didn't close them. This affects my success score and it's not correct

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Abdulbasit S Member Since: Feb 2, 2019
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I have 7 jobs, 5 has been completed and two is a long term work and has not been completed. Why has my job success score been graded over 7 jobs, it's really affecting me in getting a job. Please help
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Abdulbasit S wrote:
I have 7 jobs, 5 has been completed and two is a long term work and has not been completed. Why has my job success score been graded over 7 jobs, it's really affecting me in getting a job. Please help

You advertise yourself a writer, but I'm sorry to say, I don't quite get what your question is. Do you have any questions on how it works? 

You might be setting yourself up for more bad feedback as you are clearly not a native speaker as you claim, but the bad feedback you have is almost funny, considering it came from a client looking for a grammar-free writer. Some jobs are just short and sweet, eh?

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Abdulbasit S Member Since: Feb 2, 2019
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Please explain to me how it works.
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Abdulbasit S wrote:
Please explain to me how it works.

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211068358-Job-Success-Score

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