Upwork has minimum rates, it's $3/hour, $5 fixed.
Everything else is freelancer's discretion. If somebody wants to upload 10.000 products for $15, let them be.
I do not work for Upwork. Upwork has no business deciding how much I earn...or want to earn. I determine that. I do not earn wages. Wages implies I work for a boss. I do not work for a boss. I work for myself. I run my own business. I choose whom I work with. I choose whom I do not wish to work with. I choose how much I want to get paid. If the payments is too low I say no thank you. It is as simple as that.
I endorse Irene point of view or game plan. I also have the same strategy, and I am satisfied what I have done since 2010. I do not care what other charges and what clients offer. I see what is better for me to do.
Amit: Upwork ALREADY has a minimum rate for ALL clients.
This site offers a great deal of freedom to both clients and freelancers.
You can set your rates at almost any dollar amount you want. This is a good thing.
Also keep in mind that if Upwork policies or the jobs available here don't meet your approval, you can just pretend the whole site does not exist.
You can use other sites (and there are many). Or you can avoid online freelancing altogether.
I can assure you that the wealthiest people in your community and country do NOT use Upwork.
No one types my proposals for me, no one accepts job offers on my behalf. I see a job, and I apply if the value is worth my time.
Upwork is just my office that I pay rent for.
If you think you need Upwork to force clients to pay you more, you have probably chosen the wrong way to make a living.
This isn't a job, it's a marketplace. You can make what you convince clients you are worth. The rest is noise.
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