A very important feature on Elance was that when a client hired another freelancer we could see how much this freelancer quoted. I can't find this information on Upwork.
Such a feature would be irrelevant to me, because what I charge clients has absolutely nothing to do with what other contractors charge. The services I provide and the level of quality and expertise I provide are unique, and can't be compared to that of other contractors.
Shhhhh Jean!!!!!!!!! Don't go dishing out the secrets!!!!!!! (joking)
But yes you are right. Personally though, I don't go there. It is over, so I am not going to keep tabs on who gets what or how much they get for it.
I just see it this way: I am not competing with anyone else except myself. What other people in my field do is up to them, and what I do is up to me. My successes and failures are my own, as is anything else related to my business. I understand that there are people who feel this information is necessary, etc. but personally I do not want to know...and all one can do, really, is to talk from your own perspective of things.
I've seen many job posts that say they've hired someone but the proposals list is still there with multiple applicants - even when the client has not manually selected "X Freelancers", so this feature must only work if the client hires someone and closes the bidding, I assume? I've actually never seen the proposals list disappear with the exception of the one that the client has hired lol.
LOL! Irene, I agree, what I bid on a job is my business and no one elses, but apparently Upwork believes that what I earn should be everyone's business.
Sorry, had to say it.
Yup...what gets me is when there is a problem...Upwork always says.....due to privacy issues we.....etc. But what about my personal privacy issues? Such as earnings, for example? I don't see Upwork showing their employees' earnings anywhere (anymore)...so why should mine be of prominence?
But yeah. Double standards. That's all, folks.
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