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Show Completed Number of Milestones on Profile?

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Jared K Member Since: Dec 12, 2015
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Upwork staff, do you guys ever plan on adding completed milestones to our profiles? A lot of freelancers do more fixed price than hourly jobs so it would be a more accurate indicator of job success for any potential clients looking. I seem to remember Elance had that feature on our profiles, but I might be wrong.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Jared, are you suggesting that profiles display a NUMBER of milestones?

 

Upwork is not going to to do that. Because milestones don't actually mean anything.

 

Hours are displayed because they mean something: sixty minutes of time worked on a contract, and money billed at an hourly rate.

 

A milestone has no inherent meaning.

 

Maybe one milestone was set up to edit a book. Or maybe editing each chapter was set up as individual milestones, each with much smaller payments. Or maybe a milestone for each five pages. Or each five hundred pages.

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Jared K Member Since: Dec 12, 2015
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I guess I wasn't clear. I was asking why they don't show the number of completed milestones. A milestone has inherent meaning if it equals a payment, right? 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Jared K wrote:

I guess I wasn't clear. I was asking why they don't show the number of completed milestones. A milestone has inherent meaning if it equals a payment, right? 


Profiles already show number of jobs and money earned. There is no need to show numer of milestones, which are pretty irrelevant, as Preston pointed out.

Some people chop jobs up in myny tiny milestones, others do theirs on a per project basis.

 

I do anything under $ 1500 - $ 2000 as one milestone, others might chop that up into 15 to 20 milestones.

 

The number of milestones is irrelevant and certainly not needed on peoples' profiles.

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