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Nov. 17, 2021

All About Upwork Fees for Freelancers

All About Upwork Fees for Freelancers

Upwork is a freelance platform with millions of freelancers and it’s free to join. You are completing your profile, searching for work, and pitching your service. Their service fee tier is based on your earnings and long-term relationship with each client. Upwork’s business model it’s a commission type, generating 90% of the company’s earnings solely based on that. They are charging a percentage commission for every successful transaction it facilitates.

In this episode, you will...

  • understand how Upwork works for freelancers
  • find out what fees do Upwork charges all freelancers
  • learn how to reduce your Upwork fees as a freelancer


  • ''Upwork rewards repetitive work with the same clients, helping you to form a relationship that is beneficial for both sides. Their system is based on lifetime billing.''
  • ''Despite all fees everyone is complaining about; just see it as you having a helper, an admin person, an account, a debt collector. They automatically create the invoice for your client, send it over, make sure you are paid.''
  • ''Once you become a top-rated freelancer, things are becoming easier to manage, because the clients find you, you don’t have to chase for them.''


  • Learn to develop long-term relationships with your clients.
  • Keep an Upwork contract open so your client doesn't have to open a new one each time: saves them time and saves you money- you will be paying less in fees.
  • Better be safe than sorry! Upwork helps you be paid ON TIME!
  • Get more insightful tips by listening to this podcast episode

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