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Upwork’s New Service Fees - Rolled Out !!

abu7amzah
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Mohammad A Member Since: Jun 10, 2016
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When it comes to management, especially large corporations, yes coĺecting data and analysis help but it is not 1 + 1 =2 Anybody who knows project management knows that dealing with risk management by giving PROBABILITY, so there is uncertainty. Economists don't fully understand economy either, otherwise there will be no recision. It's not that simple! 1
abu7amzah
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Mohammad A Member Since: Jun 10, 2016
32 of 326

And no body will just simply leave, they will try more other sites, try to do businesses with the client out of upwork, even considering that dismissing the whole online wokring concept ...but they will still use upwork, The next days will reveal the quality of freelancers that are still going to use upwork regulary, how would this affect the clients' reponses, and other negative affects. This all taking into account by the company, I know, but as I said when it comes to risk management, there is nothing certain and we just give probabilities based on data, analysis, consultations and other tools. Human can't control the inputs and outputs on this world as in a computer!

yellowbooks_uw
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Penny H Member Since: Nov 20, 2015
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Agreed. If a client wants a logo for their website and it costs $450, how many times does Upwork think that client is going to want it redone? Some jobs are under $500 and are once-offs. That's the way it is. How can Upwork say they lose money on small jobs? We have to wait for days after a client pays (what kinds of interest are they accumulating there) and take a cut.

vladag
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Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Penny,

 

Thanks for sharing your feedback. As we have confirmed before, our bank accounts are non-interest bearing.

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bailwalyogesh
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Yogesh B Member Since: Nov 20, 2014
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You're right & I agreee with you, they're misusing this platform to exploit freelancers who are just starting and charge low fee for small projects from clients.

 

Regards,

 

Yogesh B.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Mario C wrote:

PLEASE NOT THAT DUE THE INCREASE IN UPWORK FEES, ALL FEES MOST BE PAID BY THE CLIENT.

 

I just put that note at the top of my profile.


 Clearly your business acumen is as bad as your spelling.

 

qqsolutions
Community Guru
Muhammad Saif U Member Since: Oct 18, 2015
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you can easily shift your fees to your client. Bid accordingly.,, who is asking you to bid on $3 per hour,, simply increase your rate now.

mario-chirinos
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Mario C Member Since: Aug 15, 2012
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@Preston H your lack of empathy is disturbing 

alexsims1989
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Alexander S Member Since: Nov 30, 2015
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Well, I thought that as well, but it seems that all of my contracts over $10,000 won't be changed to the 5% fee. Another expert piece of subtle extortion by Upwork *claps*,

 

The new fee structure only applies to new job moving forward, thanks Upwork. You da best site in da whole world for fairness.

lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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@Alex S wrote:

Well, I thought that as well, but it seems that all of my contracts over $10,000 won't be changed to the 5% fee. Another expert piece of subtle extortion by Upwork *claps*,

 

The new fee structure only applies to new job moving forward, thanks Upwork. You da best site in da whole world for fairness.


The only reason it wouldn't take effect is if you work for enterprise clients. 

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