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Survey (18%fee/Help us make Upwork Better)

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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"BUT I CLEARLY DID THE SURVEY WITH 28% (TWENTY EIGHT). Swear to God, no lying!"

 

You weren't seeing things. 28 % has  been mooted. Many freelancers have been asked about this one - **edited for Community Guidelines**

 

I don't know who would go for 28% - but if this was enforced, then I reckon everyone in the writing and translation sectors would quit. I would not be able to do it. I already pay nearly 25% in tax (French law) on every job I do. So a hike of this sort would be impossible for me to continue on this sort of job platform. I have found that a little intensive, personal marketing (nothing to do with Upwork or Elance)  has landed me two very well paid gigs - temporary admittedly - but at least for the next three months, I can breathe easy, and there is no JS threat hanging over me.

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Fergus M Member Since: May 23, 2015
172 of 174

"I don't know who would go for 28% - but if this was enforced, then I reckon everyone in the writing and translation sectors would quit."

 

I certainly would. Between that sort of gouging and German tax it simply wouldn't be worth bothering. Considering the service and features we get here I think 10% is already quite high enough, thanks very much.

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Jennifer S Member Since: Dec 16, 2014
173 of 174

I agree. Seeing as three clients contacted me this morning about a failed message system on an alternative contact...I think 10% is pushing it.

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K.K. H Member Since: Aug 4, 2015
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OK, I didn't slog through the whole thread but I get the gist that Upwork is mooting various changes to the payment structure based on length of client+contractor relationship. Why not just base it on contractor earnings across the board instead of per client? If someone does a lot of small work and thus generates $$$ does it cost Upwork so much more to run the job listing/application process for them? Just charge people x% for the first $x earned by them, then y% for the next $y, and 7.5% for people above some high-earning threshold. Upwork gets to make money, everyone else gets to make money, what's the problem?
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