What's New on Upwork

Have you checked out the Hiring Headquarters, Upwork’s new destination for ideas and inspiration? From web development and design to marketing and information for startups, we’re building the ultimate resource for entrepreneurs, executives, and freelancers—and adding more every week. Here’s a look at some of the articles you may have missed.

Is It Time to Raise Your Rates on Upwork?

There’s a lot to consider before you decide what you’ll charge your clients on Upwork. When you start freelancing, your rate often reflects how good you are at what you do. But how do you decide when that rate should go up?

Cameron, a graphic designer, told Upwork that for a long time he adjusted his rate every time he finished a project or mastered a new skill; others raise their rates as they establish their business reputation and the value they deliver.

One thing that shouldn’t be overlooked is your own brand: Have you positioned yourself for higher rates? Get advice from experienced freelancers on Upwork to learn how to get the timing right, and how to approach new and existing clients with your new freelancing rate.

Tips on Balancing Work and Vacation

Whether you’re new to freelancing or a seasoned solo pro, don’t forget how important it is to get away once in a while. A lot of people get into freelancing for the freedom and flexibility—only to miss how important it is to set boundaries and take time off, even when you love your work.

However, it isn’t always easy to step away from your business for a vacation. From planning ahead financially to managing your workload when you’re “out of the office,” these tips will help you navigate your way to a much-needed break.

Have a look at the Hiring Headquarters to learn more about the tools, tactics, and technology that power businesses today.

Amy Sept

Managing Editor

As the managing editor of the Upwork blog, Amy Sept works with regular and guest writers to share information that helps freelancers and businesses navigate the future of work. She owns Nimbyist Communications and helps non-profits, startups, and small business owners get their content marketing on track.