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Upwork fee after changing an old contract details

bariew
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Pavel B Member Since: Sep 23, 2015
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Hi!

I had an old contract with more than 10000$ earned. So I had 5% Upwork fee there.

Now my client increased my hourly rate and that technically ends the old contract and starts the new one with a new ID and 0$ earned. I mean the client did not end the contract - it just happens automatically when you change the rate. So I'm concerned now whether the fee changes back to 20-10% or it's gonna be the old 5%?

mwiggenhorn
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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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The fee is charged across all contracts with the same client, not each separate contract.  So you keep the 5% - lucky you!

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aocumen
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Pavel, 


Mary is correct. Freelancers are charged a sliding fee based on your lifetime billings with each client, across all contracts you've had with the client, regardless if it's a fixed-price or hourly contract. This help article can explain it in detail.


~ Avery
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petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Just to add that as soon as you are paid at your new rate, the "old" contract is merged with the new contract and then the "old" one at the "old rate" no lomger shows, just the merged one at the new rate Smiley Happy

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