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Re: When does Upwork's percentage change?

Ace Contributor
Benjamin P Member Since: Feb 26, 2019
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From what I've read, once you make $500 the percentage that Upwork takes goes down to 10%. 


I'm wondering if you have to make $500 including Upwork's fee or if you have to make more than $500 because of Upwork's fees before the percentage goes down to 10%.


Does it take effect at $500 or is it $501 before you'll see the difference in the percentage?


What if you take a job and beforehand you were under the $500 mark but during the job you have another job that puts you above the $500 mark?


Just curious because I'm in the middle of a job that just happens to be a fixed-contract for $500. Any insight with all of this will be greatly appreciated.

Community Guru
Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
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The fee is based on your total earnings per client. New client means you start at the base fee.

Ace Contributor
Benjamin P Member Since: Feb 26, 2019
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Ohhhh so it's not based off your total earnings? You have to make $500 with each client before there's a reduction in percentage?

**bleep**, I thought it was for the total earnings... what a bummer lol