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Freelancers Who Apply for a Job with a Single URL to Their Profile or CSV

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Jody P Member Since: Aug 1, 2017
11 of 22

Valerio S wrote:

Jody P wrote:

The solution for both sides? From the freelancer's side the solution is obvious: invest time in the proposal and customize it for the client's needs professionally. 


I am one of those freelancers that does copy and paste of a prewritten proposal 90% of the time...I know it's bad, don't judge me.


Hi Valerio,

 

Yes, I'm reasonably sure that freelancers, at one point or another, get tired of submitting tailor-made proposals that produce little or no return, and resort to copy-and-paste; but this is not what I'm pointing out. What I am saying is that they're not even copy-and-paste proposals (I might actually read those), but rather, a single url with nothing else. Literally, just a single link - that's all.

 

Maybe some people will hire that way, but I won't.

 

Maybe some freelancers feel good doing that, but I don't.

 

Best regards,

 

Jody PM

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Valerio S Member Since: Oct 13, 2017
12 of 22

Jody P wrote:


Literally, just a single link - that's all.


Ok I'm not THAT lazy

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
13 of 22

Valerio S wrote:

Jody P wrote:

The solution for both sides? From the freelancer's side the solution is obvious: invest time in the proposal and customize it for the client's needs professionally. 


I am one of those freelancers that does copy and paste of a prewritten proposal 90% of the time...I know it's bad, don't judge me.


In my case, most of the time the letter is really a ruse to ask them for enough basic information that I can make an informed bid if the post or the request sounds reasonably well aligned with what I do since the clients (who generally don't like to write) often seem to post one-liners. I've got my own boilerplate reponse letter, but I'm experimenting with taking the introductory bits out; the request for more information seems to work just as well on its own. 


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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
14 of 22

Hi Jody, 

This is interesting. Is it meant to translate the note in your local language? 

I'm also just moving the thread to the Coffee Break section. Robot Happy

 

https://isitchristmas.com/


-Avery
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Vanesh K Member Since: Jul 13, 2018
15 of 22
That's "No" written in Urdu. Lol
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Amanda L Member Since: Jan 23, 2018
16 of 22

Honestly, I'm tempted sometimes to burn a few connects to respond to super vague job posts with a super vague proposal or with a multitude of questions that would likely overwhelm the person who can't even be bothered to read a simple blog article on what they are asking for and what they'd need to look for to do it. As an example, I needed to hire someone in PR, so I actually Googled "how to hire a PR firm" and there was plenty of advice on how to make a good selection, things to ask about, things that I should think about before hiring the firm and what my needs are and what it was likely any firm would do. I'm not saying this is the holy grail or anything, but it would be nice if a client actually spent 30 minutes thinking about what they actually need in a project and posting a job with enough details for a FL to know if it's something they could do. I even get invites to these vague one-line job descriptions. 

 

So I guess what I mean is: all is fair in love and war and UpWork job descriptions and proposals. 

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
17 of 22

Robin, Mark is right.  Rephrase or dump the first two sentencs in your profile.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
18 of 22

Vanesh K wrote:
That's "No" written in Urdu. Lol

Really? I took it for German.

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Jody P Member Since: Aug 1, 2017
19 of 22

Vanesh K wrote:
That's "No" written in Urdu. Lol

Per your IP.

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Jody P Member Since: Aug 1, 2017
20 of 22

Avery O wrote:

Hi Jody, 

This is interesting. Is it meant to translate the note in your local language? 

I'm also just moving the thread to the Coffee Break section. Robot Happy

 

https://isitchristmas.com/


Hi Avery,

 

Thank you for moving it to where it belongs in Coffee Break. By the way, that's probably where I belong today, too.

 

To answer your question, yes, it should as it "..determines the user's country by checking their IP against a MongoDB full of mappings of IP blocks to ISO country codes obtained from MaxMind." 1  

 

Best regards,

 

Jody PM

 

1. Mill E. isitchristmas.com 2012. Konklone.com. https://konklone.com/post/isitchristmas-dot-com-2012. Published December 24, 2012. Accessed October 4, 2019.

 

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