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Dimitra K Member Since: Aug 5, 2019
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Hello freelancers,

I have been here for a month.

Total Credits$716.33

Upwork has taken 20% + the fee for proposals.I don't know if this will work in the future..I work as a translator-writer so I rarely have projects up to 500$.I think the money minus the fees are not good...Do you have any proposals what to do?

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Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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As soon as your project for one client hits the $500 mark, the perventage Upwork takes goes down to 10$. Once you reach $10,000.00 it once again goes down to 5%. 

 

Don't get discouraged. While I know the initial 20% is a huge chunk initially, you stop thinking in terms of what Upwork takes once you work that into your bid.

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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
3 of 5

Irene B wrote:

As soon as your project for one client hits the $500 mark, the perventage Upwork takes goes down to 10$. Once you reach $10,000.00 it once again goes down to 5%. 


... for that client.

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
4 of 5

Dimitra K wrote:

Hello freelancers,

Do you have any proposals what to do?


Increase your hourly rate.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
5 of 5

Dimitra K wrote:

Hello freelancers,

I have been here for a month.

Total Credits$716.33

Upwork has taken 20% + the fee for proposals.I don't know if this will work in the future..I work as a translator-writer so I rarely have projects up to 500$.I think the money minus the fees are not good...Do you have any proposals what to do?


I also find that most translation jobs are rather small, except of course the romance novels for 1 cent per word...Smiley Wink  but many clients have ongoing translation needs, so that will built up in time. And yes, you must up your rate. 

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