Nov 30, 2013 09:13:58 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:17:02 PMbyFiona M
Personally I think the idea of the client being able to ask targeted questions helps me out too. There are too many jobs posted with hardly any info about what will actually be expected from you. The targeted questions will give more insight into what the client is looking for.
Dec 9, 2013 06:11:39 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:17:04 PMbyJoseph C
I have yet to see any with targeted questions.
If the job description is vague, I still apply and give my flat rate for similar type jobs, with the caveats that apply to them.
Along with informing them that the flat rate may change depending on further clarification.
Dec 10, 2013 12:04:53 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:17:05 PMbyMarcia M
That one job I found that asked targeted questions had a total of 7 applicants, including me. The client never interviewed anyone. It is almost a month now since the job was posted.
Ebook writing - $10.
What do you think the hardest part of the job will be?
Convincing the tax authorities that I wrote an Ebook and only got paid $10.
Dec 13, 2013 07:15:07 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:17:07 PMbyFiona M
I was invited to apply for a job and the questions had been given some thought by the client - it made it a lot clearer what they were looking for. I do think the generic questions can be a waste of time but, in this case, the questions were a help
Dec 13, 2013 09:02:24 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:17:08 PMbyJoseph C
Went to apply for a contract a couple of days ago.
No place to enter proposal, just questions.
Job description was so-so vague and not enough info to even try to answer questions.
Turned in a ticket thinking that something was wrong with post
and answer was that a client could post job with only questions and no place
Jul 5, 2014 05:06:00 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:34:11 PMbyIsmail A
i can't understand how clients filter freelancers by just reading their answers on some irrelevant repetitive questions , i mean if you are client you should read the feedback and check the profile and the portfolio rather than wasting your time reading lame answers for the most stupid questions i have ever seen
Aug 1, 2014 01:37:43 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:49:50 PMbyDorina L
I also think that generic questions are useless for freelancers, maybe the targeted questions will help the clients, if they know exactly what they are looking for but I consider the Cover Letters and freelancers feedback the best way to choose the right person for the job.
I know that for the client is hard to read sometimes over 100 applications but I think this is part of his job as my job is to be a professional.
So there should be a way to help both freelancers and clients with this matter. Maybe it will help a Message Board where can be asked questions strictly about the project but no self promotion involved?