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Whats all this fees coming from?

mlopezwalls
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Maria L Member Since: Oct 15, 2015
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I keep getting bonuses from my client..but upwork takes about 5% of it..
jmeyn
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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Maria L wrote:
I keep getting bonuses from my client..but upwork takes about 5% of it..

It will probably 10% of it. What's wrong with that? Bonuses are pay and Upworks receives a commission of 10% of the payments you receive. 

boshoffirene
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Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Upwork takes 10% of any payment made, including bonuses. Do you not think it is fair? Look at it this way: their income is taken as a percentage of any undertaking, bonuses included; without it, they would be out of business, and the freelancers who work here would not be able to connect with the clients that post jobs here. 

 

 

jmeyn
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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Irene B wrote:

Upwork takes 10% of any payment made, including bonuses. Do you think it is fair? Look at it this way: their income is taken as a percentage of any undertaking, bonuses included; without it, they would be out of business, and the freelancers who work here would not be able to connect with the clients that post jobs here. 

 

 


Irene, yes, I agree, I believe this to be fair too.

stencil_media
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Scott E Member Since: Jul 26, 2015
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If there were no fees for bonuses, then people would fiddle the system and set a $1000 project as $20 and then pay a $980 bonus. That's $2 in fees rather than $100. The provider and the freelancer split the difference and get $49 each. Naughty!

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