Mar 14, 2023 09:18:20 AM by Philip S
Can someone please explain to me how "boost bidding" adds value for the client? Surely a client will benefit more if the proposals are ranked in order of skillset, experience, and job success score?
Mar 14, 2023 09:30:47 AM by William T C
Here is more information on the topic:
Mar 14, 2023 09:45:59 AM by Tiffany S
Upwork does an extremely poor job of that sort of ranking, probably because there are so many variables. Often, the first several proposals that appear organically are so terrible that a client wanders off and never hires anyone--perhaps never uses Upwork again.
Boosting is likely a neutral for clients--they can choose to open the boosted proposals first or not. I usually just skim the first two lines and mini-profile to decide which to open--I suspect tht's what most clients do.
Mar 15, 2023 03:49:17 PM by Clark S
Upwork says that Boosting allows clients to see which freelancers are most interested in their projects and that high interest is a great sign that a freelancer is dedicated to helping you get the results you’re looking for. I guess the other freelancers who don't boost their proposals are not as interested, but submitted proposals anyway. 😂
Mar 15, 2023 04:32:56 PM by Miriam O
It doesn't add value to the customer. It's a source of income for Upwork and an expense for the freelancer.