@Preston H wrote:
It is understandable that some freelancers would not be interested in applying to a client who is interviewing such large numbers of freelancers.
But I see absolutely nothing wrong with original poster Howard's desire to invite many, many freelancers, as long as he is indeed hiring many freelancers.
@ Yeah. Especially when he's trying to invite over 650 freelancers like @Zokosh said.
I have multiple positions open. What freelancers may fail to understand is that 1) many freelancers don't respond 2) I have no way to know you are a special fish unless I invite you and you respond with a non-canned response. It's not easy to find qualified folks for some jobs hence needing to send multiple invitations.
Job is against ToS by the way. Here's an excerpt, for as long as mods allow it:
For each assignment, you must note specific requirements... papers differ in academic level and deadline...
And yes, I flagged it as fraud.
I understand what you are saying, Howard.
But please consider the following:
When a potential client invites me, I would presume he has had a look at my hiring history, at clients' testimonials, and so forth. I would presume, therefore, that he has done his homework when inviting me. If, however, I had to see he has sent invites to 50 other people, my immediate reaction would be that he has gone down the list of freelancers and indiscriminately clicked each to invite them. It does not speak of selectiveness in invitations.
Please try to see it from a freelancer of quality's perspective.
I am not implying by any means that this is what you do. I am just trying to illuminate the other side of the coin.
I typically decline invitations with more than 20 invites. In fact, I even do it with 10 invites if there's anything I don't like about the invitation.
If there are a lot of invitations, my motivation to answer is a lot lower.
A short search for the OP's picture uncovers the business he is involved: **Edited for Community Guidelines**. Yes, very complex work! Beware of more daily invites!
By the way: Again, there are numerous jobs - paraphrased with the word "adult" or "dating" - that should not be on the platform according to Upwork's TOS.