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You went from rising talent to fully talented which is scary because now they think they are not worth working with you.
The truth is that Upwork rotates freelancers in search results. It was your turn, it's not anymore and it will be again. In the meanwhile, since now you're amongst the best you may want to raise your posted hourly rate so clients take you seriously.
If I see a rising talent with a low rate, I understand that they are trying to get established. But when I see a top rated with such a low rate I think that even he or she doesn't value their work that much.
"Where darkness shines like dazzling light" —William Ashbless
I agree, a $5.00 rate is rediculous - it may be good in your home country, but this is an internnational platform and you should set your rate at the same level other with similar experience set it