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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.

Top Rated freelancers and agencies work across experience levels and in all categories around the world.

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Benefits

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As a Top Rated freelancer or agency, you’ll have a dedicated badge on your freelancer, agency, or agency member’s profile and proposals that displays to all clients. You’ll also get the following benefits.

Note: If agency members have enough history to have a Job Success Score, their badge will display as a Top Rated badge. If they do not yet have enough history, it will be a Rising Talent badge as long as their profiles are at least 60% complete.

Become Top Rated

You earn a Top Rated badge by building an impressive reputation on Upwork. You must have a proven history of success with multiple clients, delight your clients with your work every time, and contribute to a safe and vibrant marketplace by knowing and following the Upwork Terms of Service.

Top Rated status helps outstanding freelancers and agencies grow their businesses and become even more successful in the Upwork marketplace.

Criteria

Manage your success on Upwork by tracking your Job Success Score, 12-month earnings, and more on your My Stats page. To become Top Rated, you must have the following qualifications.

Freelancers
  • A current Job Success Score of 90% or higher
  • First hire on Upwork was more than 90 days ago
  • Maintained Rising Talent status or a Job Success Score of at least 90% for at least 13 of the last 16 weeks
  • A 100% complete profile  (90% for those who brought their profiles over from Elance)
  • 12-month earnings of at least $1,000
  • Up-to-date availability (if unavailable now, set a date estimate)
  • An account in good standing with no recent account holds
  • Activity on the platform (proposal, accepted invitation, or earnings) in the past 90 days
Agencies (2+ team members)
  • An agency Job Success Score of 90% or higher
  • An agency owner Job Success Score of 90% or higher (or none earned yet)
  • Maintained agency Rising Talent status or an agency Job Success Score of at least 90% for at least 13 of the last 16 weeks
  • A 100% complete agency owner profile with photo
  • An agency profile with a logo, overview, and services offered
  • Agency member profiles at least 60% complete on average (50% for those who brought their profiles over from Elance)
  • 12-month agency earnings of at least $10,000
  • Up-to-date availability (if unavailable now, set a date estimate)
  • An account in good standing with no recent account holds (including yourself, your agency, and all agency members including agency owners)
  • Activity on the platform (proposal, accepted invitation, or earnings) in the past 90 days

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