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Upwork bidding is getting more expensive

Dmytro Poberezhnyi2023-03-10

Upwork is ramping up costs and features, while AI continues to transform lead generation. Get the latest insights from LeadBrew to stay competitive 🎯

Upwork bidding is getting more expensive*

*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!

📡 GigNews

✅ Strengths of the Available Now Badge:

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.

The Takeway:

Wanna be hired quickly through Upwork? Spare no connects, just keep that badge on!


👀 Dovahkiin, you have been spotted!

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.

The Takeway:

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.


📈 More Boosts!

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.

The Takeway:

This is another demonstration that approves the correctness of the path that GigRadar started: speed is crucial, so choose the best (leagen) engine.


💰 Gimme Your Connects!

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.

The Takeway:

Be prepared for higher expenses on the Upwork lead generation budget if you're hunting for expert-level projects there.


🗞️ LeadGenNews

(oh no, it’s AI news now!)

🤖 OpenAI reveals API for ChatGPT and Whisper

OpenAI introduces ChatGPT and Whisper APIs, enabling developers to integrate the latest natural language processing capabilities into their apps and products through their API.


💎 Azure + ChatGPT

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 has resurrected Alfred!

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.


The Takeaway:

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!

Ready for your Upwork success story? Book a demo with GigRadar below!

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