I just enjoy your newsletter it is so informative. I want to know if you can answer this question for me.
When bidding on a job, I am somewhat confused. For example on the get a freelancer site they give a budget range of $30-250 but I see a lot of bidders start at $30 rather than go higher. Then they give a delivery time. Sometimes the buyer will say they pay $1.00 per article, but writer bids $30.00.
I am missing something?
Can you clarify this if possible. I want to try this but I want to have a better understanding.
Glad you find the site useful. I don’t know that I can shed much like on how to bid. My hunch is the people bidding at the low end of the budget are fairly desperate, have no confidence in themselves or are trying to collect a few credits.
And the people who offer to write an article for $30 when the buyer says they will only pay a dollar? I’d like to think that bidder knows their worth and is insisting on a higher rate if they are to do the work.
I would suggest you always bid what you’re willing to do the work for without paying too much attention to what others are bidding. Oh, if you can determine the winning bids, or if several people who are well qualified are bidding in the same range, you may want to come in close to that, but don’t hesitate to ask for more. I’m told that some often get more than others, because they have excellent credits and they ask for more.
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