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Upwork must Stop $5 Jobs

chaneetsingh
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Chaneet S Member Since: Dec 3, 2019
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I like to advise to Upwork that it should stop $5 Jobs.
All Jobs must bt start from $10.
The client sometimes ask for too many revisions and versions in a mere $5.
Upwork please look into this matter. This is the hard work of all designers.
Thanks

g_vasilevski
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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Chaneet,

 

Thank you for your feedback, I will share it with our team.


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petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Chaneet S wrote:

I like to advise to Upwork that it should stop $5 Jobs.
All Jobs must bt start from $10.


You don't need to take any $ 5 jobs. 

feed_my_eyes
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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Chaneet S wrote:

I like to advise to Upwork that it should stop $5 Jobs.
All Jobs must bt start from $10.
The client sometimes ask for too many revisions and versions in a mere $5.
Upwork please look into this matter. This is the hard work of all designers.
Thanks


I agree that $5 is too low - I also think that $10 is too low, and $50 is too low - but I realise that I'm not the only freelancer on Upwork and they don't have to change their system to suit my needs. Therefore, when I'm doing a search, I filter out anything below $100 and then I never even see those projects. (And before anyone jumps in and says, "But then you don't see all of the projects where $5 is just a placeholder!" - you're right, and I'm completely fine with that.)

 

If people want to work for $5, they can do so. If they don't want to, then they don't have to. It's also possible to quote the client a price that's higher (sometimes much higher) than their stated budget, and still get hired. And if you don't want to make endless revisions, you say - right in your proposal - "My bid includes up to X rounds of revisions." The system isn't perfect, but it IS manageable. You need to run your own business and not expect Upwork to do it for you.

 

chaneetsingh
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Chaneet S Member Since: Dec 3, 2019
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Thanks, Christine for your valuable feedback.

robin_hyman
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Robin H Member Since: May 28, 2019
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Chaneet S wrote:

I like to advise to Upwork that it should stop $5 Jobs.
All Jobs must bt start from $10.
The client sometimes ask for too many revisions and versions in a mere $5.
Upwork please look into this matter. This is the hard work of all designers.
Thanks


Stop applying to those jobs.  For some, $5 is a lot of money.

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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I will do $5 jobs. As a freelancer, I have done $5 jobs in the past. There is nothing wrong with $5 jobs.

 

But if you think $5 is too low for a job, then when you post jobs, offer more than that.

 

You don't need to have anything to do with Upwork's minimums.

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