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Announcing new, simpler fees on Upwork

Community Manager

We are excited to announce our new simplified freelancer fee structure, an industry-low rate designed to offer you more ability to price your services competitively and lower the fee on all new talent/client relationships. In combination with our freelancer fee update, we have also made minor adjustments to pricing for clients:


Beginning May 3, 2023, we are moving all freelancers to a 10% fee rate and retiring our sliding scale fee structure. For those currently working on projects at the 5% level of our existing tier structure, we are pleased to honor those rates through the end of 2023.


Beginning April 26, 2023, we're implementing a client contract initiation fee of up to $4.95 on Upwork's Marketplace and Project Catalog. This is a once-per-contract fee, assessed when clients make their first payment to a freelancer.


What these changes mean for freelancers

What these changes mean for clients

Service fee update exceptions


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