New! More Great Ways To Grow Your Reputation On Elance.e_darrellj | Jan 10, 2013
Edited - June 10, 2013
We’re constantly looking for ways to help great-performing freelancers stand out. Today we’re pleased to announce two upcoming additions to freelancer’s My Stats: New metrics for rewarding consistent delivery of great services, and changes to the existing benchmarking group for freelancers.
The two new metrics are intended to help differentiate freelancers who consistently deliver high-quality jobs and build long-term, lasting relationships.
Similarly, the enhanced benchmarking will provide more-relevant information to help freelancers understand what other freelancers are doing differently, and how to improve your own rankings. However, My Stats will continue to be visible only to you – although these changes will allow you to grow your Levels rating (and reap the benefits associated with achieving higher Levels).
Here are more details on the up-coming changes:
New “Repeat Clients” metric.
This metric awards more points in their Level calculation to those freelancers who have been able to partner with clients for long periods of time. It’s a great indicator of your ability to build relationships and to successfully meet your clients’ changing needs.
New “Earnings Percentage” metric.
This metric rewards freelancers who consistently complete awarded jobs. A successfully completed job is defined by two factors: 1. Did you complete the job and get your expected payments (or more)? and 2. Has the job gone well? When these conditions are successfully met, it lays the foundation for the type of consistent job delivery that differentiates high-performing accounts. Freelancers who achieve higher than average Earnings Percentage rates will accelerate growth in their Level.
To provide freelancers with more visibility, we’re changing the benchmarking group you’re in to include only the freelancers with similar Levels and Categories. This will give you an opportunity to review what some of your peers are focused on as you grow your own reputation on Elance.
When is this all happening?
Changes to your benchmarking group are already happening for Elancers. As mentioned, only you will be able to see this information since it will only be in your My Stats page.
The two new metrics, and some other smaller changes to My Stats, will be rolled out soon. Don’t worry, we’ll come back here to update you when this change goes live. In the meantime we want you to be aware of what’s coming, so you can begin thinking about how best to take advantage of these new ways to grow your reputation on Elance.
Tell us what you think.
Drop by the Elance Water Cooler to discuss these changes, as we’re always interested to hear what fellow Elancers have to say. To learn more about these additions, check out the Release Notes as well as our Help section (where you’ll find more information in the My Stats and Levels Help articles.