What is this service fee in hourly and why we freelancers are the one who gets the deduction?? We worked hard to meet the hours expected and we worked hard for the money we earned for those hours and why Upwork is deducting for a service fee?? isn't it Upwork should get the service fee from the client and not us freelancers?? Upwork already taking a money when we're witdhrawing the money and still Upwork is taking the money from the money we earned from these hours.
We do not pay any hourly service fee. Why it looks like this that we pay?
After Upwork changing, Now it shows hourly rate including upwork fee in your profile. It was not in the past. Clients pay the Up Work fee.
You can you apply in your own hourly rate and calculate your amount accordingly. There will be no fee in it.
Thanks for the reply. I now understand.
Upwork just made some changes how to deduct these fees and I think it started last mid of febraruary (upon checking my transaction histories)
My last hourly work was - $7 an hour (Feb) and "oDesk" initiated $6.3 that's because "oDesk" is taking %10 of my $7 an hour rate.
I just got hired again this June with $5.56 an hour rate and one "Review" is finished, "Upwork" will now take %10 from my total earnings. e.g. 166.8 (30hours) - %10 = $150.12
The money IS coming from the client. It is being withdrawn from the client's bank account/credit card/whatever, and not the freelancer's. Your hourly rate on your profile includes the service fee. At the end of the work week, Upwork deducts 10% of the money earned for that week.