I have a quick question, how do you guys set you rates? Example: if the rate for the job says the poster's budget is say $20-$25 per hour for the job, we see that UpWork deducts $4 do I set my rate to the highest...meaning $25 and consider the deduction which will get me $21 or do I approach it in regards to averaging the numbers? Does that effect the possibility of me getting the job? How do I approach this?
There is no universal way that will guarantee you get this work.
You can bet how you feel or look at the bets of other freelancers.
Most often clients are looking for an experienced and cheap freelancers but sometimes they are willing to pay $35+ p/h if they are sure that you are the best for