Now recently, when I apply to some jobs there's a rate proposed to me. It's a lot higher than what I have now. And when I click on this it shows me "increase your earnigns" short text and a link that leads to https://www.upwork.com/hiring/for-freelancers/8-tips-for-negotiating-your-rate-on-upwork/
Two days ago there was a graph about how number of freelancers in my field is less than number of jobs.
I'm confused because I don't know if this calculation is real or is it like many calculations unreasonable (in past "perfect match/fit" jobs that weren't perfect fit at all.). If I knew for sure this is true (high demand for freelancers like me) I would raise my hourly rate. I don't know. I don't get invitations that much so I presume demand isn't high enough.
Did you notice rate guidance? What do you think of it? Will you raise your rate?