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qqsolutions
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$1 on fix price job? Really???

Just seen that on a job, lower bidder is showing as $1 on a fixed price job. As per my knowledge, Upwork donot allow to bid less than $5 on fixed price jobs. How it happen??

Job link:

https://www.upwork.com/jobs/~013978ff9e2d31befb

Attached is screenshot as well.

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smartbpo
Member

I want to salute that person who proposed $1 for this job. Should I say he deserve 21 guns salute for his/her act of proposing lower amount.

 

Now I am wondering if in future UpWork ever allowed freelancer to propose a budget in (-$$$) then I think freelancer will pay from their own pocket to client for the work.

 

This is ridiculous when client himself is telling I am willing to pay $2,000.

 

Its time to leave this world.

Lets move to Moon now.. and found a new freelancing site there??

That man deserves 21 guns salute but he/she should be in front of these guns to receive salute personally.Smiley LOL

Contractors can earn more money working on the moon because there is less gravity.

Yeah, but actually they want to work with more gravity and want to stick with $1 root...

Now itself he is on - side only. A connect costs him 2$

 It is his dedication to work i guess that he is even willing to pay $1 from his own pocket.. lol

Ramesh actually his costing is excellent.

dataextract
Member

I think $5 minimum is on Elance only. Upwork only there is a $3 minimum for hourly works. No minimum amount for fixed jobs.

On Elance there was a limitation of $20 for fixed-price jobs.

Oh yeah.. I forgot ๐Ÿ˜ž

But in Upwork there is no limit.

Maybe he introduced the $1 as a placeholder.

He could place $1000 as placeholder as well.. no??

kat303
Member

Upwork may have a minimum fixed rate BUDGET of $5.00 for a CLIENT. But there is NO minimum fixed rate for contractors. (unlike hourly rates which have a minimum of $3.00) Contractors, on fixed rate jobs, can submit $1.00 proposals if they choose to. The sad thing is that clients are hiring these low bidders.

 

And I don't understand if Upwork have a minimum hourly proposal, why can't they have a minimum FIXED rate proposal amount of at least $20.

 

 

 

 

Kathy , You are right.. minimum proposal amount should be atleast $20 for any fixed price job like it was on Elance.

Well, I think UpWork should introduce community counselling for such freelancers. They badly need counselling  as they think only lower rate can help them to win the job.

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Perhaps the cheapest will appear on the first place in the list. Nobody will complete a whole project for 1 USD (on Upwork).

Margarete in this case every one should be informed by upwork that lowest bidder will appear on top.. if this is really the case then every body might be placing only $1 on every single proposal he submit.

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@Muhammad Saif U wrote:

Margarete in this case every one should be informed by upwork that lowest bidder will appear on top.. if this is really the case then every body might be placing only $1 on every single proposal he submit.


50 bids for $1? Then the bids will probably follow an alphabetical order. Bad for those of us in the middle of the alphabet.

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?

UpWork simply trying to populate this platform they are not trying to make this platform efficient and  professional.

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.

There would be an option to sort out the bid by (High and low) rate at upwork. I want to see the contractor ๐Ÿ™‚ $1  rate for $2000 project:)

Sorting proposals high low budgets was also an important thing there on elance.. instead upwork took away our ability to see the bidders even

Simple equation: Odeskers are happy on UpWork and Elancers are angry on Upwork System.

Actually, Upwork tries to put two swords in one sheath. Lets see how it works...

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

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
Upwork

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.

As a veteran forum member, you knows the answer very well - We can't get a reply from them for this question ๐Ÿ™‚

Kathy and Chris,

 

You guys are right and we have shared your point about freelancers being able to bid below $5 with the team. They plan to change it within next couple of months.

 

Thanks.

~ Valeria
Upwork

If you guys are going to change minimum for fixed price then do it for $20.


@Valeria K wrote:

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.


It's a bit pointless having a minimum budget then allowing the freelancer to bid less than it.

 

The minimum budget for fixed price jobs should be increased anyway - $5 is far too low. I know we are in a global marketplace where $5 can be a relatively large amount but such low minimums, in my opinion, lower the quality and reputation of the platform.

turbocro
Member

I don't get all the fuss around this... 

Personally, I don't even look jobs without minimum $100 budget, thanks to filters...