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Crazy Job Postings Part II

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Wendy C wrote:

@ Ray C.,

 

Just because a client lists a $ 10 or $100 budget, if the job and you are worth more, the solution is educate the client.  Just like in the B&M world.

 

There are designers on site who are charging and earning professional rates.  Just like there are writers, programmers, etc. charging and earning professional rates. 

Yes I understand that. I am one of them. I educate my clients all the time. I'm addressing the very same thing this thread is about: Why are there so many clients who need educating and so few who seem to understand the services they are buying. I know there are more than we see on these lists which seem to be inundated with beginners and novices who have to be educated about their own business. It just seems odd that Upwork gets so much riff-raff. What I'm wondering is why do we have such a huge "crazy job postings" thread?

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Amanda L Member Since: Jan 23, 2018
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Wendy C wrote:

@ Ray C.,

 

Just because a client lists a $ 10 or $100 budget, if the job and you are worth more, the solution is educate the client.  Just like in the B&M world.

 

There are designers on site who are charging and earning professional rates.  Just like there are writers, programmers, etc. charging and earning professional rates. 


I'm all for educating people on the real cost of an expert in any field, but I don't have time nor do I care to waste connects (honestly less about the connects and more about the time to prepare a proposal and then go back and forth with the client) to try and convince them that something is worth a great deal more than $5. Just for myself, personally, I find enough jobs from quality clients and have enough work (on UpWork and my own long-term clients) that if I'm going to "educate" clients, then they need to pay my hourly rate for that mentorship. 

 

But by all means, if it works for you, take the chance and bid on the $5 or $10 job and see if you can convince the client it's worth more. If something is working for you then keep it up. 

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Ray C Member Since: Jun 17, 2015
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Ravindra B wrote:

Holy cow!

 

“wallcome my frist post.....”

 

Client is from the US.

 


He wrote the post while he was driving and almost got into a 4 car pile up on the freeway. Give the guy a break, Ravindra! You're supposed to be reading his mind anyway! Just wallcome his frist post and fon't jeek hin qaoting! Girty! 

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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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Ray C wrote:

Ravindra B wrote:

Holy cow!

 

“wallcome my frist post.....”

 

Client is from the US.

 


He wrote the post while he was driving and almost got into a 4 car pile up on the freeway. Give the guy a break, Ravindra! You're supposed to be reading his mind anyway! Just wallcome his frist post and fon't jeek hin qaoting! Girty! 


Haha!

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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Tiffany S wrote:

Sounds like maybe you haven't used Upwork as a client. It's not unusual to start a job as a public posting then change it.

No, I haven't used as a client, I didn't know it was possible to change it that way. So I was wondering why Upwork had sent that one to me by e-mail as I was a good match for it while I was deprived of applying. What you say makes perfect sense.

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Vesna M Member Since: May 15, 2012
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It's not really a crazy job post but I need some place to vent. It's past midnight and I got an invite. I'm about to answer when my toddler is having a bad dream. Five minutes later I'm back at pc from coziness of my bed and trying to answer to something I don't quite follow. So I'm explaining this in q, and there are four q, and I was hoping just to respond with super short sentence to that invite, but I kept on writing about how I need clarification about this job post. Once I clicked send I'm informed that something is wrong. Job is closed. And it was opened just an hour ago.

 

On the other side, other jobs I apply to or get invited are open for ages and client never  respond/hires anyone.  I'm so ughhhh now.

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Victor P Member Since: Jul 24, 2017
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Vesna

That's a great name!
Actually in the ukrainian language it means the Spring (that pleasant season of the year when birds are chirping and flowers are blooming).
I have no idea if pronunciation is the same though.

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Vesna M Member Since: May 15, 2012
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Well, thanks  Victor. You are correct. It means spring.

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Lisa T Member Since: Apr 26, 2016
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You want crazy job postings, do you? I keep a document of them, for future laughs. Here's a sampling:

"We have a logo that needs some tweaking (too many comments that it resembles male private parts)."

 

"Needed: The BEST Game Artist in the World!" Pays $10-$15 per hour

 

"Dinosaurs. Draw them for me."

 

"I need a drawing of a unicorn riding a wheelie on motorcycle out of a large explosion for a t-shirt. The Unicorn -Should have strong eyes with a awesome flowing mane that takes your breath away."

 

"I currently live in the United States and I am 28 years old. I mismanaged my money this week and do not have a credit card. I need someone on here to lend me $20, and then next week when my job pays me I will send you $40.

This means that you will make a $20 profit just for lending me the money for a week."

 

Someone actually tried to borrow money on Upwork.

 

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