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Re: Confirming no fees

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Mitzi B Member Since: Aug 13, 2019
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Hi -

I just joined upwork and wanted to confirm there are no fees involved.  It is my understanding that Upwork charges a 20% fee on billings.  Please confirm.

 

Thank you

Mitzi Babich

 

 

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Antun M Member Since: Jan 27, 2018
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Mitzi B wrote:

Hi -

I just joined upwork and wanted to confirm there are no fees involved.  It is my understanding that Upwork charges a 20% fee on billings.  Please confirm.

 

Thank you

Mitzi Babich

 

 


Confirm which part?
That there are no fees, or that there is a 20% fee on billings?

UpWork does take 20% on contracts under $500.

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211062538-Freelancer-Service-Fees


You need to buy connects which you are to use for sending proposals.

https://www.upwork.com/i/connects/

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Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
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If you're new, you might want to start with https://www.upwork.com/hiring/education/getting-started-for-freelancers/

 

It has answers to a lot of common questions and concerns, including how you get paid, etc.

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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
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Michael S wrote:

If you're new, you might want to start with https://www.upwork.com/hiring/education/getting-started-for-freelancers/

 

It has answers to a lot of common questions and concerns, including how you get paid, etc.


The OP made it clear she just joined Upwork.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Abinadab A wrote:

Michael S wrote:

If you're new, you might want to start with https://www.upwork.com/hiring/education/getting-started-for-freelancers/

 

It has answers to a lot of common questions and concerns, including how you get paid, etc.


The OP made it clear she just joined Upwork.


Which, presumably, is why this poster pointed her to resources for people who just joined Upwork. Your frenzy to find some fault to point out in others' postings has reached a level that's making you look a bit ridiculous.

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Abinadab A wrote:

Michael S wrote:

If you're new, you might want to start with https://www.upwork.com/hiring/education/getting-started-for-freelancers/

 

It has answers to a lot of common questions and concerns, including how you get paid, etc.


The OP made it clear she just joined Upwork.


In this context, "If you're new" is the idiomatic equivalent of "Since you're new."

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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You are in the US so no currency fees.

Upwork takes 20% on the first $500.00
10% on the first 500-10,000.00
5% after that

That is billings per client. If you get to 10 or 5% they will be charged at that rate even across new projects.

Proposing on projects cost $0.15 per connect, and jobs take 2,4, or 6 connects. So figure a little under a buck a throw.
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Mitzi B Member Since: Aug 13, 2019
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Thank you so much!
Community Guru
Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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Thank you, Tiffany!!!  You were far more diplomatic than I am.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Mitzi B wrote:
Thank you so much!

You are absolutely welcome.  But I would also recommend reading/checking out the links/and following what's going on this community.  My opinion is everyone's journey on Upwork is fairly unique and so it is good to form your own opinion.

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