I agree that the lack of USD is confusing. We have just posted our first job for $2500 and started interviewing people only to realise its now out of our budget being from Australia and now having to cough up $3368 to honor the budget. We now have to cancel and re post our job with the lower budget.
Doesn't help our credibility or image as a prospective employer.
I've shared this again to the team for their consideration. We apologise if this has caused any confusion. To confirm, all budgets and rates on the platform are based in USD and not AUD.
I recently read that I am being paid in US currency, however I am a Canadian resident. I wanted to know whether or not the funds I've received will change into my local currency when they are transferred into my bank account? Or will they remain at the US price?
Transaction in Upwork is always in USD and once it gets transferred to your bank account, it will be exchanged on your local currency. The exchange rate when processing the payment are subject to fluctuating rates of the foreign exchange market. Your bank will determine the exchange rate you will receive.
Does Upwork say this anywhere when you're signing up or posting a job? I just got that shock of assuming my price that I was typing in $$ was AUS dollars, and suddenly realising it was in US dollars (which is much more right now)........ it says "US $" nowhere though??
Thanks for asking this question Karyn,
I was wondering about this too! I assumed that Upwork was automatically showing me freelancer fees in AUD. Glad I checked!
As another newbie. I definitely agree with the idea of just adding the "USD" next to the bid prices and hourly rates and such. (I mean ill convert but that would definitely help a lot of people I feel.
I am not a newbie. This problem has caught me out about 3 times and just now, again wasted 30 minutes of my time digging to try to find a straight answer.
This is an international platform. It is a small thing but can have big implications.
Simple to fix. You have the world of talent at your fingertips to be able to insert USD in front of any $ sign. You could even make it regional so that it only displays to vistors outside the US.
I am thankful for this post. Adding my vote for this to become a feature.
Totally agree with Cameron! Also considering his post was made in 2017 and I, a current newbie in 2019, am still getting confused.. I think Upwork should address the issue and add "USD" asap.