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dannir7
Member

Please display total number of completed jobs in freelancer search results

Hi everyone and especially Upwork Team!

 

Freelancer coming from Elance here, worked only on fixed price jobs until now and don't intend to change that.

I noticed that when someone searches for freelancers, he can see on their profile preview what is the total number of hours worked, but there is no information displayed about the total number of completed jobs. Imagine my profile preview (attached), with a Top Rated badge, 99% success score AND zero hours worked. And that's all a client sees. He will surely think that's at least strange.

 

So please display the total number of completed jobs on a freelancer's profile preview in search results!

And also when a client sees the list of proposals he / she received for a job (if the same profile preview is displayed).

 

Since Upwork gets a certain part of their income from fixed price contracts too, I think it would be fair to provide proper information about freelancers who work on fixed price projects.

 

Thank you very much!

Daniel

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mark8979
Member

My profile has the number of jobs worked, just under the number of hours

Do you mean your full profile, or your profile preview which appears in search results?

I was talking about the profile preview from search results (please see my attachement from the intial post)

rahul3790
Member

I agree with Daniel.

 

When client see a freelancer in the list of proposals, there should be shown number of successfully finished job and number of jobs cancelled . I am not a fan of "Job success" part, but if you are having this then you should also show it's reason (or better, you can show these instead of Job success). I don't know if that is already there. As much as I know upwork shows its focus on hourly projects more than fixed price projects, sorry if I am wrong. There could be 

 

 

"Successfully finished job"

  -  "Fixed price jobs": [count value]

  -  "Hourly jobs": [count value] and "total hours" : [count value]
"Jobs Cancelled" : [count value] 
"Job Success" : [calculated percentage] %  (or Both Jobs Cancelled and Job Success can be removed. )

 

On the other side,  Rating, Hourly Rate, Tests Passed, Portfolio Items can be shown.

I'm a freelancer and I have worked on few projects successfully. Now, when I submit a proposal on any job, I will like to have advantage of experience of upwork jobs.

I know you provide job success for same, but job success doesn't explain how many projects have been done by a freelancer. So, if a new upwork member and an experienced upwork member are having almost similar job success then how does a client get that who is experienced.

I know you show number of hours for the similar use, but what about fixed price job. Fixed price jobs don't play any role in that proposal popup, isn't it ?

 

I hope, you must have understood my point.

 

And if clients see proposal popup differently, then please let me know if they can see number of jobs completed by a freelancer without looking proposal in detail, like if they see all proposals in a table then there should be a column for number of projects done.

 

I actually want to increase the frequency of getting viewed for my proposal.

lowselfesteem
Member

Why isn't there still number of jobs in that small preview when we go over freelacers photo. There is a bit of descrition, job success, number of hours worked, but there is no number of jobs that we did? 

 

I think it would be fair to put that info as well cause a lot of freelancers focus more on fixed price contracts and in order for client to see that, they need to visit freelancers' profiles.

 

When are we going to have this feature? Don't really know where to ask this question...

Hi Daniel,

I've been wanting a better jobs worked and hours worked display for ages now. I'm surprised your suggestion hasn't been implemented yet.

 

I'm shocked that the number of jobs completed is not displayed in the search results window.

 

I wonder how many possible contracts fixed price workers have missed from potential clients who just see the number of hours worked?

 

There's bound to be clients who use the search results to generate a list of potentials based on hours worked prior to looking at the actual full profile.

 

Come on Upwork - implement Rahul G's suggestion:

  -  "Fixed price jobs": [count value]
  -  "Hourly jobs": [count value] and "total hours" : [count value]

 

..and the sooner the better!

 

Hi guys, Hi Chris,

 

Yes I'm shocked as well. I also sent them this suggestion through their feedback form (link at the bottom of website). Maybe if more of us tell them the same thing, they will start to consider it. Although it's strange - this should have been implemented by them without having to receive suggestions from us. Let's hope they will do something about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Hi

 

I also would like this to be implemented. I worked only 1 hour but 122 jobs. I prefer fix rate. This way hour workign freelancers are favorized.

 

Is there a posibility this to be implemented?

 

Thanks

Only if we keep sending them this request through their feedback form, I guess.. And the number of completed jobs not being displayed is not the only problem. Clients can filter both search results AND the proposals they receive for a job by the number of hours worked (they can choose to sort proposals by "most hours worked").. So it's a pretty sad story for "fixed price" freelancers ๐Ÿ˜ž

My introduction text on my profile starts with number of successfully completed jobs. Kind of a workaround and it kind of works. However, this has no effect on filtering proposals. When a client decides to do that, we (mostly fixed-price workers) are pretty much invisible.

Good workaround, but you might want to write that information in your profile title. The first 2-3 lines of the introduction text are way too valuable to write stats in them. It's the "hook" that will make clients click on your proposal and read it all. Best to be used to sell ourselves / our proposal ๐Ÿ™‚

timothyhbrown
Member

I completly agree with this. I do not work hourly. I feel it creates a better work experience for everyone involved price is known upfront. If there is a deviation from the job as it was initially layed out then further milestones could be added or the client could award a bonus to cover it. I also don't like having someone look over my shoulder as I work, which is basically what the Upwork app amounts to. Unfortunatly, Upwork is currently set up in favor of hourly freelancers and that's not ideal. I would like to at least have number of jobs listed on the search results to give an indication to potential clients that "This guys is not a noob or a casual freelancer. He has put in some solid time on here and still maintained a high rating." That's my two cents anyways.

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