Top Rated and Rising Talent

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Upwork’s Talent Badges highlight proven or expert talent on Upwork. Standout freelancers and agencies earn these badges for great reviews and top performance on Upwork, or by going through a rigorous screening process with experts in their field.

Top Rated

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Top Rated highlights freelancers and agencies who have built a strong reputation on Upwork by getting positive feedback from their clients, time after time. They represent the top 10% of talent on Upwork.

You can find Top Rated freelancers and agencies across experience levels, categories, and geographies by looking for the badge on their profiles and proposals.

We check member eligibility every two weeks to ensure that we highlight those who are currently recognized by their clients as dedicated to outstanding performance.

Rising Talent

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Rising Talent highlights some of the best new members in the Upwork marketplace.

Rising Talent freelancers have great potential based on strong backgrounds in their fields and early success with their Upwork clients. Rising Talent agencies are new agencies that either have strong backgrounds in their industries or were started by Top Rated freelancers.

You can find Rising Talent freelancers and agencies across experience levels, categories and geographies by looking for the badge on their profiles and proposals.  

 

Top Rated and Rising Talent are just two of Upwork's Talent Badges! Learn more about proven and expert talent at Upwork here. 

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