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Upwork service fee issue

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Muhammad Shamshad A Member Since: Jul 24, 2018
1 of 25

Hi,

As per Upwork Standards the service fee that freelancers have to pay per job follows the algorithm

0-500$=20% fee paid by freelancers

500-10000$=10% fee paid by the freelancers.

 

I have earned more than 500$ but still when i submit my bid it is still showing me that i have to pay 20% upwork fee. I.e when i bid on a job for $10 the upwork fee shows 2$.

 

Sincerely,

Muhammad.

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Muhammad S Member Since: Mar 31, 2015
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2 of 25

Bro,

It's project fee rule not overall.

If you earn $500+ from a single client, then it will be reduce to 10%.

If you earn $500 over all till now then it does not mean that upwork will charge with you 10%.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
5 of 25

@Walid W wrote:

hi It is project fee rule not overall.

If you earn $1000+ from a single client, then it will be reduce to 20%.

If you earn $1000 over all till now then it does not mean that upwork will charge with you 20%.


 Wrong in every single respect.

 

It is not per project, it is per client.

 

Up to $ 500 with any client - 20%

Up to 501 to 10000 with one client - 10%

Over $ 10000 with any one client 5%

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
5 of 25

Lol these answers 😀

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Ainsworth E Member Since: Jul 31, 2018
5 of 25

Smiley Very Happy I have a service fee issue and I was hoping to find an answer in this thread, instead I see people getting owned lol

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Denis T Member Since: Apr 21, 2019
6 of 25

Example if is long term project for one customer 100.000 USD

500 USD fee 100$

9.500 USD 10% is 950$,

90.000 USD  is  5% or 4.500 $,

Total 4.500+950+100 = 5.550 USD + 3% transaction fee 3.000$ = 8.550 USD

Upwork fee is 8,55%

Is this corect ?

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Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
7 of 25

Ugh! Math. Stop. 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
8 of 25

Tonya P wrote:

Ugh! Math. Stop. 


#14.99WHYYYYYYUPWORKWHYYYYYYYYYYY

 

 

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
9 of 25

Denis T wrote:

Example if is long term project for one customer 100.000 USD

500 USD fee 100$

9.500 USD 10% is 950$,

90.000 USD  is  5% or 4.500 $,

Total 4.500+950+100 = 5.550 USD + 3% transaction fee 3.000$ = 8.550 USD

Upwork fee is 8,55%

Is this corect ?


you're mixing fees. The commission percentage is paid by the freelancer. The 3% transaction fee is paid by the client. Your percentages are correct though.

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Seth A Member Since: Apr 26, 2019
10 of 25

please, how are we the 'new' freelancers going to pay for the bid fee since we have not earned any job?

 

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