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A word of advice about bidding

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Marco V Member Since: Apr 2, 2016
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The bidding process when sending one's proposals is probably problematic for many, especially the people who are just starting their freelancing career. Also, I saw many comments regarding UpWork 10 percent fee. 

So, my simple advice to freelancers would be to merely enter their desired amount in 'You'll earn' field. 

For example, you want to charge $150, but if you place it in the 'Bid' field, you'll earn $135. 

Instead of doing that, simply enter the amount you want in the 'You'll earn' field, and that way, you get $150 and the UpWork 10 percent fee is charged to the client.

I know that many of the more experienced freelancers here have probably figured it out long ago, but I think it's good to know for us newcomers here. 

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Muhammad Saif U Member Since: Oct 18, 2015
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You are right.. this is the actual way we are doing since years
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Scott E Member Since: Jul 26, 2015
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@Muhammad Saif U wrote:
You are right.. this is the actual way we are doing since years

This advice isn't for the peole who've been doing it for years though... this is advice for the people that think "you'll earn: $X" might mean something other than "you'll earn: $X".  

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