If you’re a new Upwork freelancer, you’ll face many problems. Such as payment, client, job success, rating etc. We’ll discuss those in the post.
Question 1: If I submit work for payment, how many days it’ll take to make available payment.
Answer: After submitting work for payment, the client has 14 days to respond. If the client has no response in 14 days the amount will make available automatic.
Question 2: If the client takes action against my work submission and deny to pay me. How to I’ll end the contract since I’ve worked?
Answer: Client can only take two actions: Approve the request and you get your payment or Request Changes wherein you will have to update as needed then resubmit again on the milestone.
Question 3: When my job success score will update?
Answer: ob success scores only update every 2 weeks.
Question 4: May I hide low amount contract from my profile?
Answer: There is no option to hide contracts on profiles. However, only contracts with at least $1 paid will show up on your profile. Also, for Top Rated Freelancers, there is a perk to remove contracts and feedback from their profile: https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/219801228
Question 5: Suppose, in the first contract a client paid me $200. After ending the contract he hired me for the next project and paid me $400. Now the client paid me total $600. My question is- Am I able to get 10% fee for last $100? (Since after reaching $500, freelancer will get 10% fee feature). Please explain it.
Answer: Yes, any earnings above $500 from the same Client regardless of how many contracts, it will change fees to 10%.
Question 6: Me and my friend both we are a developer(freelancer) and we have different Upwork profiles for each other. We’ve two PC’s for us. But unfortunately, my friend PC damaged. Now my friend is able to use my laptop?
Answer: You and your friend can use the same computer. There will be no violation as long as you make sure that there are no sharing of accounts. Sharing account would mean that you are allowing your friend to log in your account and vice versa.
Question 7: As a “Top Rated” freelancer, may I able to remove bad feedback from my profile?
Answer: Yes, as long as you are top rated and you want to remove a bad feedback, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the contract number that you would like to have removed.
Question 8: Freelancer is unable to see client feedback before he (freelancer) leaves his own feedback. But the client is able to see freelancer feedback before he (client) leaving feedback?
Answer: No, the client does not see the feedback too. The feedback system is double blind and it will only appear on both the freelancer and client once both parties have left feedback.
Question 9: Do you know about Upwork Arbitration Policy?
Answer: Upwork doesn’t track how to working the freelancer. Upwork just make a joint between client and freelancer. But if there create any problem between client and freelancer, then Upwork try to solve it. If Upwork unable to solve, then it transfers to American Arbitration Association (AAA). Their charge is high. $875 need to pay them. This $875 will divide by three parties-
That means everybody needs to pay $291. Besides, if Upwork needs to send any document then Upwork need to spend more $30. But if client and freelancer agree to close the arbitration, then it’ll not go to AAA.
Question 8: What will happen if I unable to win a job for a long time?
Answer: To improve client search results, and show them more freelancers who are available, we are now changing profiles to “private” when a freelancer hasn’t earned money on Upwork for 30 days. While this change to private means your profile will not be viewable in search results, you will still be able to submit proposals and receive job invites from clients you’ve worked with in the past. If your profile is set to private (Upwork will notify you if it is), you can contact us anytime and request to make it public. Just a reminder, if 30 days pass and you have no earnings we will set your profile back to “private,”. To avoid this, you have two options:
1. Start earning again on Upwork
2. Sign up for a Freelancer Plus membership to keep your profile public when you aren’t regularly earning. It’s $10 a month and includes other perks, such as extra Connects and the ability to see what other freelancers are bidding on jobs.
NB: Last updated 22 January 2018