First of all, this is a really bad idea on so many levels. Your value is your value.
Secondly, I believe that the contract would have to be closed and replaced with a new contract at the new rate. Again, bad idea because client might not rehire you.
ETA: what Valeria said. I was wrong.
Mary, thanks for the reply.
Next month I am losing a $250, was a $500, a month 9 year client who is closing the business. So I need to make money and have not received an legitimate offer in my field.
Having fallen now for 3 long term offers that wanted to pay outside of Upwork, I am getting to the point of despair.
As to my value, I am bidding $15 against $3 - 5 proposals. And exessively low fee are getting contracts for administraive assistants.
Thus can I change a fee on an open contract.
The freelancer can only decrease the hourly rate on an active contract. In order to increase the rate, you'll need to talk to your client and ask them to do it.
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