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    Dynamic fees (5%, 10%, 20%) on Upwork

    Upwork has dynamic fees for freelancers: from 20% when you earn less than 500$ with current client and to 5% when an amount of money of all operations between client and freelancer reaches 10000$. In addition, Upwork charges 2.75% from a client, so total fees are: 7.75%, 12.75%, and 22.75%. How are the fees calculated? Amounts and commissions (payments for different projects are added): 20% for the first $500; 10% between $500 and $10000; 5% after $10000.   Example of how much commission you will pay on project with a new client with budget $15000: $500 * 0.2 (20%) = $100 $9500 * 0.1 (10%) = $950 $5000 * 0.05…

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    Popular freelancer ban reasons on Upwork

    Getting a ban on Upwork is easy because many of the rules of the freelance platform are not obvious, especially for novices. In most cases ban is not permanent and freelancer can fix violation and work more, but not always. Studying possible causes of ban on Upwork will help you to avoid them in the future. Small applications response rate This is the most popular cause of ban. If you send a large number of applications and do not receive a lot of responses from client, Upwork may block your account due to mismatched to market. You will receive a letter that your skills are not in demand at the moment,…

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    Fixed-price vs Hourly payment on Upwork

    Upwork provides two payment option for a job: hourly when freelancer track time via Upwork Desktop App and client pays him weekly, and fixed-price when a job is divided into milestones and client pays partially or for a whole project. Anyway, Upwork gives money protection for both types. Many of my friends like to work hourly. This option is simpler, more stable and less risky. If you spend more time than originally planned, there will be fewer problems. If client wants to change something in the project requirements, what was not in the original job, you just track more hours and get payments for them. When working on fixed-price project, payment depends not…

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    How to fill profile on Upwork?

    Step-by-step guide of how to fill Upwork profile and achieve 100% completeness. A lot of freelancers don’t pay a lot of attention to their profiles and it is a huge mistake which causes a low response rate from clients and small earnings. Upwork is most popular freelance platform right now and freelancers should spend the huge effort to interest the client. You will find complete information about filling profile on Upwork: title, Overview, hourly rate, photo and video, portfolio, work history and feedback, skills and tests, education and employment history, certifications and other experience. The profile should be related to specialization and search optimized.

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    Freelance on Upwork vs regular job at office

    Office and remote work online are very different. When working remotely freelancers have freedom and can earn more. Especially it concerns freelancers from Asia and Africa because Upwork allows them to work with clients all over the world. On the other hand, offline work is more stable and much easier. Pros and cons of offline work and freelancing on Upwork. You should know how to sell your skills, high professional skill is not enough; You should improve your skills. A lot of new technologies appear each day and if you want to be more interesting for clients you should know about all new features; You should make decisions yourself, nobody…

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    Freelancing while maternity leave/babysitting on Upwork

    Many young mothers often wonder how to earn extra money and self-actualize during maternity leave, while devoting enough time to family and child. The article will look at the benefits of freelancing during maternity leave and give recommendations on how to be a successful mother and freelancer. Why freelance? Work through the Internet provides great opportunities for young mothers. A woman can work on a free schedule, giving enough time to her child. At the same time, she can do what she likes and earn money. Based on the lifestyle and needs of a young mommy, quite specific principles of ideal work during the maternity leave are as follows: free…

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    How to work on Upwork without special skills?

    Upwork attracts remote workers with high skills and even encourages people to change their profession to get a bigger salary working remotely. You will read whether it is possible to work on Upwork without special skills or experience at all. More information about freelance on Upwork you can find in free eBook “Upwork Tips & Tricks“. Professions A lot of people want to work on Upwork to achieve high earnings. But the problem is that people often don’t have enough skills, so I have identified several categories of jobs on Upwork, which can be done without special skills. More about professions on Upwork (with niche examples and average hourly rates) and how to…