Reply
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply

Premium Freelancer Program / Vetted Expert

jonrdunnington
Active Member
Jon D Member Since: May 7, 2015
1 of 8

Hi all,

 

I noticed a few months back on my Client account that there were Freelancers with 'Vetted Expert' on their profile. This was a feature I was unaware of as a Freelancer but had recently lost my Top Rated status so figured it might be related.

 

Today I got my Top Rated status back and one of the perks now includes 'Eligibility to apply to our Premium Freelancer Program (only for select skills)' so...

1. Is this program the same as the 'Vetted Expert' program?

2. Is this still a thing as the link is dead? If so and anyone has a link I can use to apply that would be great.

 

Thanks,

Jon

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
2 of 8

Hi Jon,

 

These are two different programs but work closely with each other. The Premium Program isn't currently accepting applications at this time. We will follow up with the team to have the email and link updated.

~ Valeria
Upwork
as-voa
Active Member
Andrew M Member Since: Aug 13, 2020
3 of 8

How does one actually recieve an invite for this? As it stands, the process seems rather arbitrary. I am a 30+ veteran in my field (voice acting), having done high-level work for national NPO's and have multiple audiobooks available on the largest audiobook website in the world, and I've recieved no such invite. Today was the first time I've heard of this new cert from Upwork.

florydev
Community Guru
Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
4 of 8

Andrew M wrote:

How does one actually recieve an invite for this? As it stands, the process seems rather arbitrary. I am a 30+ veteran in my field (voice acting), having done high-level work for national NPO's and have multiple audiobooks available on the largest audiobook website in the world, and I've recieved no such invite. Today was the first time I've heard of this new cert from Upwork.


I am not sure what you think which ones are arbitrary, the only one I know of that kind of is, is Rising Talent, the rest have very specific requirements, and to start you probably have to be Top Rated which requires at least a JSS of 90% over 13/16 weeks.

 

as-voa
Active Member
Andrew M Member Since: Aug 13, 2020
5 of 8

By "arbitrary" I mean that the criteria seem invisible to the user.

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
6 of 8

Andrew,

 

The Expert-Vetted program is currently by invitation only in select skill categories. We hope to expand soon!

~ Valeria
Upwork
petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
7 of 8

Valeria K wrote:

The Expert-Vetted program is currently by invitation only in selected skill categories. 


What is the point of it, when (actual) CLIENTS can't even see it?

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
8 of 8

Hi Petra,

 

I've replied on that thread. You can also refer to the announcement here for more information about that:

 

Iliana M. wrote:
An Expert-Vetted badge on your profile to help you more easily stand out and find quality work with top clients on Upwork’s Enterprise and Business plans. All other clients will see your Rising Talent, Top Rated, or Top Rated Plus badge if you have one.


 

~ Valeria
Upwork
TOP SOLUTION AUTHORS
TOP KUDOED MEMBERS