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Reward your longterm freelancers, Upwork.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
31 of 51

Carl B wrote:

I have rewarded oDesk, Elance and Upwork over the years with the variable fees implied for the projects I have built. so why not ensure the longevity of those relationships with a once in a while "thank you" from Upwork.


Carl, I'm sort of the same demographic as you are, as are most of the people who replied to your idea.

Long term, high earning, many-contracts, great feedback / client relationships and so on.


We (sorry guys if I speak for ya) would be the ones who "should" be championing your idea.

Maybe we don't because what we do get out of Upwork is work more than some token of appreciation.

Upwork says "Thank You" when it brings me clients and shows off my profile. I also have a mug Smiley Wink

 

For people who've been here this long successfully $ 5 a month is nothing.

 

I don't need Upwork to say "Thank You" - I say Thank You when I withdraw my money, find another great client, get to up my rate.

I say Thank You when I look at what Upwork (or rather oDesk) allowed me to do: Escape the tie between work and place-to-live, so I can now live on the edge of an Italian olive grove and get to sip red wine while watching the glowworms twinkle and listen to the waves softly lap the sandy beach. (OK the last bit is a lie, I only hear the sea when there's a storm)

 

Point is: Upwork is a platform, not an employer that gives you a watch for having stuck around longer than the fax machine in the corner.

 

 

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Carl B Member Since: Jan 19, 2015
32 of 51

Just making a suggestion in the freelancers favor...nothing to see here. Move along.

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
33 of 51

Petra R wrote:

Upwork says "Thank You" when it brings me clients and shows off my profile. I also have a mug Smiley Wink


I just snorted coffee out my nose. Smiley Very Happy

 

I wouldn't brag about that mug if I were you. I'm a long-term freelancer on Upwork - why aren't they rewarding ME with a mug for my loyalty over the years? Etc., etc.

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
34 of 51

Christine A wrote:

Petra R wrote:

Upwork says "Thank You" when it brings me clients and shows off my profile. I also have a mug Smiley Wink


I just snorted coffee out my nose. Smiley Very Happy

 

I wouldn't brag about that mug if I were you. I'm a long-term freelancer on Upwork - why aren't they rewarding ME with a mug for my loyalty over the years? Etc., etc.

 


You should not be having coffee this late. It's nearly wine o'clock.

And I love my mug Smiley Very Happy

 

Phyllis G wrote:


Easy for you to say, you got a mug! Smiley Tongue


I do Smiley Tongue

I so do!

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Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
35 of 51

Wine time? Petra, we have a couple exclusive Upwork wine glasses...

I would love to be like Oprah and say "you get a mug! and you get a mug! and you get a mug!" Smiley Happy I'll work on it. We appreciate all of you!

 

-Lena

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
36 of 51

Lena E wrote:

Wine time? Petra, we have a couple exclusive Upwork wine glasses...

 


WHY I NOT GOT UPWORK WINEGLASS???????????????????????????????

(Now wondering if I drink more wine or more coffee by volume.....)

 

I swap you my Upwork notebook for a wineglass

 

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
37 of 51

Petra R wrote:

Lena E wrote:

Wine time? Petra, we have a couple exclusive Upwork wine glasses...

 


WHY I NOT GOT UPWORK WINEGLASS???????????????????????????????

(Now wondering if I drink more wine or more coffee by volume.....)

 

I swap you my Upwork notebook for a wineglass

 

29258363_10210728154184876_5534602957657473024_n.jpg


You have a mug AND a notebook? What next - is Upwork going to buy you a car?

 

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Eve L Member Since: Feb 17, 2017
38 of 51

Christine A wrote:

Petra R wrote:

Lena E wrote:

Wine time? Petra, we have a couple exclusive Upwork wine glasses...

 


WHY I NOT GOT UPWORK WINEGLASS???????????????????????????????

(Now wondering if I drink more wine or more coffee by volume.....)

 

I swap you my Upwork notebook for a wineglass

 

29258363_10210728154184876_5534602957657473024_n.jpg


You have a mug AND a notebook? What next - is Upwork going to buy you a car?

 


I think Upwork has already bought Petra a car. Or at least let her make enough money here to buy her own car. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
39 of 51

Eve L wrote:

Christine A wrote:

Petra R wrote:

Lena E wrote:

Wine time? Petra, we have a couple exclusive Upwork wine glasses...

 


WHY I NOT GOT UPWORK WINEGLASS???????????????????????????????

(Now wondering if I drink more wine or more coffee by volume.....)

 

I swap you my Upwork notebook for a wineglass

 


You have a mug AND a notebook? What next - is Upwork going to buy you a car?

 


I think Upwork has already bought Petra a car. Or at least let her make enough money here to buy her own car. 


True story... when I first started on oDesk I had a full time job and lived in Scotland. I put all my part time Upwork money into a savings account and bought the car that took me and my dog, cat and belongings to Italy back in 2013. So yes.

 

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
40 of 51

Petra R wrote:


True story... when I first started on oDesk I had a full time job and lived in Scotland. I put all my part time Upwork money into a savings account and bought the car that took me and my dog, cat and belongings to Italy back in 2013. So yes.

 

Jaguar.jpg


Oh, come on - surely your Upwork mobile looks more like THIS? 

 

 

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