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Hi, I got an email from Upwork stating that I no longer qualify for a rising talent badge. Is this a permanent thing? Can I still get the rising talent badge later on if I follow the rules? 

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Hi Christopher!


Upwork developed the Rising Talent badge in order to reward the best new members in the Upwork Marketplace. Upwork will display the badge on your profile, and you'll have these benefits, too:


  • Reduced fees (starting at 10%) on Featured Jobs
  • A one-time bonus of 30 free Connects 😎
  • Access to chat and ticket support from our specialized support team


Once you have gained enough work history in your profile, the Rising Talent badge will then be replaced by a Job Success Score (JSS). Once you have the JSS, you're then on your way to earning the Top Rated badge 💥 which is the cream of the crop.


You can learn more about the Rising Talent badge here. Of course, you'll want the Top Rated badge, yes? Good luck and keep doing your best.


Hope this helps 🙂 

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Hi, what I mean is that Upwork sent me a mail stating that I no longer qualify as a Rising talent freelancer. Can I still get back to being a rising talent? Or is this disqualification permanent. 

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