Dmytro Poberezhnyi • 2023-03-10
Upwork is ramping up costs and features, while AI continues to transform lead generation. Get the latest insights from LeadBrew to stay competitive 🎯
*For 2 additional connect/job. Upwork is putting more emphasis on bidding boost options and raising prices per job by requiring more connects.
But that's not all that's been happening in the past week. LeadBrew is here to provide insights on these changes and other news updates, especially about AI in lead generation. Let's get started!
Upwork has just launched a new feature that allows clients to find available freelancers with ease through the "Available Now" badge. This feature has been tested for a low amount of clients, but now it's available for everyone.
Wanna be hired quickly through Upwork? Spare no connects, just keep that badge on!
Upwork has been testing a new, "proposal viewing" feature for almost a month now. Currently only 50% of the freelancers are able to see if their proposal has been seen by the lead.
This feature is a clear sign that Upwork is transforming into an advanced marketplace with in-depth analytics. At GigRadar, we're already working with Upwork analytics to provide our clients with an edge in this constantly evolving marketplace.
Starting March 8, Upwork is expanding the number of places for Boosted Proposals, allowing up to four freelancers to boost their proposals to the top of a client's list of proposals.
This is another demonstration that approves the correctness of the path that GigRadar started: speed is crucial, so choose the best (leagen) engine.
Upwork is changing the cost of Connects per job, ranging from 2 to 8 depending on the job's value. These changes are expected to reduce the number of proposals per job. Please note that this feature is still raw and some users have reported seeing 8 connects required for entry-level jobs.
Be prepared for higher expenses on the Upwork lead generation budget if you're hunting for expert-level projects there.
(oh no, it’s AI news now!)
OpenAI introduces ChatGPT and Whisper APIs, enabling developers to integrate the latest natural language processing capabilities into their apps and products through their API.
ChatGPT is now available for preview on Azure OpenAI Service, allowing over 1,000 customers to use advanced AI models like Dall-E 2, GPT-3.5, and Codex with Azure's enterprise capabilities for innovation.
Salesforce launches Einstein GPT, the world's first generative AI CRM technology, delivering AI-created content at hyperscale for sales, service, marketing, commerce, and IT interactions.
AI is everywhere now, so adapt and survive. At GigRadar, we're taking the side of power by boldly paving the way by developing our own AI model for Upwork bidding.
Get ready to bid like a boss with our upcoming game-changing technology, so stay tuned for the big reveal!