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Re: $1 on fix price job? Really???

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Ela K Member Since: Feb 9, 2015
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What I personally find a lot more intriguing: a freelancer hired on one of the other 2 jobs by the same client (who registered on Upwork on February 13, 2016) has billed 1016 hours in a little over 2 months... while having worked another 1500 hours on another job that started in March (!).

 

???

 

Yes, he is associated with an agency, but these are just 2 of the active jobs on his personal profile. The number of hours is not displayed, only his hourly rate & earnings.

 

How does that work?

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@Ela K wrote:

What I personally find a lot more intriguing: a freelancer hired on one of the other 2 jobs by the same client (who registered on Upwork on February 13, 2016) has billed 1016 hours in a little over 2 months... while having worked another 1500 hours on another job that started in March (!).

 

???

 

Yes, he is associated with an agency, but these are just 2 of the active jobs on his personal profile. The number of hours is not displayed, only his hourly rate & earnings.

 

How does that work?


I would like to know as well. At least 3 people must have worked 24 hours per day over two months or 9 with an 8 hour day. So this person cannot have done the work alone, there is a team behind this person. Perhaps somebody from Elance and/or the freelancer is a farmer?

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Muhammad I Member Since: Dec 19, 2015
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UpWork simply trying to populate this platform they are not trying to make this platform efficient and  professional.

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Muhammad I Member Since: Dec 19, 2015
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Yup, when the client applies a budget filter that may appear on Top of the list but a client can laugh only at these idiots.

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Gulfam S Member Since: Nov 17, 2015
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There would be an option to sort out the bid by (High and low) rate at upwork. I want to see the contractor Smiley Happy $1  rate for $2000 projectSmiley Happy

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Muhammad Saif U Member Since: Oct 18, 2015
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Sorting proposals high low budgets was also an important thing there on elance.. instead upwork took away our ability to see the bidders even

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Muhammad I Member Since: Dec 19, 2015
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Simple equation: Odeskers are happy on UpWork and Elancers are angry on Upwork System.

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Muhammad I Member Since: Dec 19, 2015
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Actually, Upwork tries to put two swords in one sheath. Lets see how it works...

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi All,

 

I would like to clarify that currently minimum budget that clients can select for a fixed-price job post is $5. Freelancers can bid lower than $5.

~ Valeria
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Kathy T Member Since: Jul 17, 2015
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Valeria, May I ask, - if there's a minimum hourly proosal amount that a contract can bid, why isn't there also a minimum Fixed rate proposal amount that contractors can bid. Why one and not the other?

 

I see a lot of jobs for transcriptionists that get around that hourly rate by posting fixed rate jobs.- $5.00 fixed rate for 1 audio hour - and one audio hour equals 4 hours of typing, editing, and proofing. That comes out to $1.25 for those 4 hours. It looks like a loophole has been found to navagate around the minimum hourly rate since there's no minimum fixed rate.

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