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What do you think about 20% service fee?

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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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Phyllis G wrote:

'Bye, Felicia.


Not to mention that she revived a thread that was like 20 months old just to say she was disgusted by it. Sigh

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Sergio S wrote:

Phyllis G wrote:

'Bye, Felicia.


Not to mention that she revived a thread that was like 20 months old just to say she was disgusted by it. Sigh


Well, it was a traumatic experience, learning that shocking information that is clearly spelled out in about 25 different places around the site.

 

Show of hands: Who's up for hiring a cybersecurity expert who enters her personal information into a platform and starts engaging in financial transactions through that platform without reading the terms?

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Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
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Tiffany S wrote:
Show of hands: Who's up for hiring a cybersecurity expert who enters her personal information into a platform and starts engaging in financial transactions through that platform without reading the terms?

Could always find a job with FireEye. Their keynote speaker for a cybersecurity summit this fall is someone widely known for conducting official government business through a private server in their home, and thinks wiping a server means "like, with a cloth or something?", so I'm sure she'd be a step up.

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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Emily - Hey, honey, wake up. Upwork is losing money.

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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Ramazan - Hey, I don't like paying 20% to Upwork of what I earn. But I would rather pay them 20% and they are still in business - than not having to pay anything to them if they go out of business.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Joan S wrote:

Ramazan - Hey, I don't like paying 20% to Upwork of what I earn. But I would rather pay them 20% and they are still in business - than not having to pay anything to them if they go out of business.


If you do the math, you may actually end up liking it rather than just tolerating it. I did, and determined that even with the fee, the time Upwork saved me left me net positive by a significant percentage. 

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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Tiffany - Actually Upwork's fees are OK with me because I have gotten jobs on Upwork that I never would have gotten otherwise.

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Adam B Member Since: Oct 21, 2019
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I think 20% is too high for bringing my own clients to the platform and the process of bringing on clietns is kind of a broken mess.
The progressively reduced fee is a nice thought, although, I have yet to find a client through upwork who can reach the $10,000 mark.

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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Hope springs eternal, Adam.

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David S M Member Since: Apr 24, 2018
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You need to built the fee into your off-platform freelance rate. Then you're not making less than you normally would off platform.; 

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