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Jonathan A Member Since: Oct 12, 2018
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Do I have to pay for upwork services? or upwork  low up a small amount from what I charge to the client which means that with that I make the payment?

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Md. Morshed A Member Since: Apr 3, 2018
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Specifically, Upwork charges the freelancer a fee of: 20% for the first $500 billed with the client. 10% for lifetime billings with the client between $500.01 and$10,000. 5% for lifetime billings with the client that exceed $10,000. For more details you can read this article Freelancer Service Fees

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Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
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Upwork receives a percentage of what is charged to the client, based upon your total earnings with each client.


  • For the first $500, Upwork's fee is 20%
  • Between $500.01 and $10,000, the fee is 10%
  • For billings above $10,000, the fee is 5%

This is based on lifetime earnings per client (not overall). More information can be found at under the "What fees do you charge freelancers?" header.