The freelancer rating is a scale on which the skills you provide are measured. Each employer is required to rate the freelancer that has completed a project for them. It is also used by other employers to see if they should use you for the specific job and determine the payment accordingly. For instance when an employer has a very important project that needs to be done perfect in a short amount of time, they are not going to use the lowest bidder as his ratings will probably mean nothing. However they will pay attention to bidders with a very high rating and a greater number of ratings as this means more experience.
The ratings consist of six stars and once you have a six star rating from several employers, you can then start raising your rates as employers will recognize you as a reliable fast employee. This is why it is important to deliver the best work that you can possibly do in the shortest amount of time. This is simply to impress the employer which will then give you a good rating. The rating will only be given by every new employer and not every project so it might be a good idea to be employed by more than one contact, The best way to ensure continuous work as well as increasing your rating at the same time is to accept at least two permanent jobs given they don’t take the whole day to complete and then bidding on small once off jobs in between as the once off jobs will also give you a rating.
It is important however that the continuous work is taken care of first as the long time jobs ratings count for more of the overall rating than small jobs. Employers are also very fond of ratings as they can determine the freelancer’s willingness to work for that specific employer. This means that you will also be required to deliver a rating and some feedback on the employer. This can be done by visiting your personal profile page on the freelancing website. You can then scroll to the bottom of the page, once there, you will see a list of available tabs of pages which contain the past work you have done the ones you have bid on and the ones that are currently in progress. Select the completed work tab and find the link that says “rate the employer” or “leave feedback on employer” or something like that. Click on that link and rate the employer.
The rating that the employer has given you will only become visible once you have also rated them and left feedback. On this feedback page you can also read what employers have said about you to other employers. This way if you do not get good ratings you can learn what you are doing wrong in the eyes of the employer and complete future work accordingly. Once your rating has dropped it will be extremely hard to pick it up again so it’s better to ensure that this does not happen.