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Hi,

Just wanted to ask why i haven't got an email for "as one of the best freelancers on upwork" because i have higher ratings than friend of mine who works on UpWork as well, we are both Top Rated however.

Is there something else that gets into equation ?

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petra_r
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@Dusko A wrote:


Just wanted to ask why i haven't got an email for "as one of the best freelancers on upwork" because i have higher ratings than friend of mine who works on UpWork as well, we are both Top Rated however.


 What exactly can you buy with some random system-generated email?

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I cannot buy anything but i am not looking for things to buy.  I just want to know why some are included and others are not, as i want to try and improve myself if i fail in some part.


Didn't thought anything bad, only good intention.

 

And also the guy that got it, for whom i am really happy and proud, i adviced him to come up and join UpWork ๐Ÿ™‚ literally got him here because i think this is a great working platform.

Obviously had questions, and wanted some answers. That's all.


@Dusko A wrote:

Hi,

Just wanted to ask why i haven't got an email for "as one of the best freelancers on upwork" because i have higher ratings than friend of mine who works on UpWork as well, we are both Top Rated however.

Is there something else that gets into equation ?


Upwork hasn't said, but there must be some criteria. Who knows - they may only be generating the email for Top Rated + earnings + minimum JSS or something.

 

 

lakitel
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The more important question is how many "best freelancers on Upwork" there are. If there are tons, then that identifier doesn't really mean anything.

 

Honestly, one of the things I've always been annoyed by is the lack of transparency in Upwork's systems. A lot of the time I feel it's just bells and whistles, and there's really not much reason or rhyme other than maximizing their income (which, fair enough, they are a corportation :P). Either way, I wouldn't really even bother reading those kinds of e-mails.

If Upworks provided more transparancy on how they determine that, only the SEO freelancers would get showed up on the billboards.


@Albert B wrote:

The more important question is how many "best freelancers on Upwork" there are. If there are tons, then that identifier doesn't really mean anything.


 It's a closely guarded secret obviously. The CEO recently announced that 275,000 freelancers earned money, I presume last year by the way but the best I can do is search for all freelancers, which probably doesn't include the ones with profiles set private. You can see the results in the image. It's rather inconvenient that it won't let you filter by Top Rated, so best approximation is filter by $1k+ earned and 90%+ JSS. When you do that, it's 70,998 out of 120,972, which isn't very exclusive. Assuming all these number are in the ballpark, it seems to say more than half the people who earn any money are already top-rated or could be.

 

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