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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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@Jess C wrote:

@Tiffany S wrote:

I saw one this morning that said "60 blog posts for only $50!" as if the selling point was how low the budget was. 


Are you sure they weren't yet another confused freelancer posting as a client? Those are always fun, especially when other confused freelancers actually submit proposals!


 Nope, I've seen that before, but this seems to be this client's pitch. I saw another one this morning looking for legal blog posts in Spanish ("100 posts for only $100!")

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Thijmen Z Member Since: Jul 30, 2018
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Part of me kind of wants to create a job post which is just non-sense and see what kind of people and offers you get.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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@Thijmen Z wrote:

Part of me kind of wants to create a job post which is just non-sense and see what kind of people and offers you get.


 that would be great fun....

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Thijmen Z., brilliantly wrote: Part of me kind of wants to create a job post which is just non-sense and see what kind of people and offers you get.


Oh Do it Thijmen! Think of the fun we'll have! In fact do a whole series of spoof job posts!

A website for 13¢,

Papua New Guinea native needed to translate 12,000,000,000 words from Swahili to Inuit for .000000001¢ per word, in 20 minutes!, safe cracking experience a plus!

WWF slap-down champion writer wanted to ghostwrite the memoirs of my 3 year old son.

Need a Serial Bomber Designer to make an animated 20 minute video to put on my business card.

Create an app for hacking into election databas
es. No pay but 5 stars! —Ask for Donald.

Porn Star needed for feature length art film. Must be willing to sign NDA —Ask for Donald.

The possibilities are mindless!!!! 


 

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Thijmen Z Member Since: Jul 30, 2018
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Update: I did this.

All of the responses were serious. I made a job which offered 0.005$ per word and I STILL got serious replies!

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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@Thijmen Z wrote:
Update: I did this.

All of the responses were serious. I made a job which offered 0.005$ per word and I STILL got serious replies!


 Don't we all love it when a freelancer brags about how he violated the ToU. Well done.

Moderator
Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Thijmen,

 

Please note that posting job/s without the intent to hire is not allowed by Upwork ToS and is also damaging to the integrity of our marketplace, because it leads to a very frustrating experience for freelancers. Please close the job you've posted. Thank you.

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Thijmen Z Member Since: Jul 30, 2018
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Hi, 

 

Of course.  

My sincere apologies. I did not mean to harm anyone and I was only curious. 

 

Thank you. 

-Thijmen 

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Thijmen Z wrote:
Update: I did this.

All of the responses were serious. I made a job which offered 0.005$ per word and I STILL got serious replies!


 _______________________

I'm surprised your account has not been suspended. What is a joke for you, is not for some freelancers for whom connects are extremely precious. I think if you close the job, those connects get returned. 

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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@Thijmen Z wrote:
Update: I did this.

All of the responses were serious. I made a job which offered 0.005$ per word and I STILL got serious replies!


My hero! But you should never have done it, but you didn't know that so you are forgiven. what kind of freelancers applied? tell us the details! Were they 12 year olds trying to get their first gig? Were they able to form intelligible sentences. Are they allergic to livable wages? What's the deal?

The thing is it should have been stopped by the platform because of the absurdly low price. rather than coming down on you for wanting to know why we are competing with these lo-ballers Upwork should use the information you learned to improve the forum, We, the freelancers who charge reasonable prices are already struggling with having to compete with these people and that is the real problem in my view. Lo-ballers do much more to sully the platform for the professionals like us than one test job does. 

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