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.
@Valeria K wrote:
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.