meture
Member

Can someone explain to me....

Why do some clients post FIXED PRICE projects and then require UPWORK HOURS: 500 Hours (or insert any number)??

 

I'm  really trying to understand the logic.

 

As a freelancer who only works FIXED PRICE, I am not accumulating hours. Why would you want to exclude experienced freelancers from FIXED PRICE projects because you require a certain number of hours that fixed price freelancers just don't have?

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colettelewis
Member

If this is what a client wants (even if the job is fixed-rate) I always put in my proposal, that oDesk/Upwork only registers tracked hours, and that I have worked considerably more than the client's required hours.

 

I often saw this with Elance clients too.

 

It doesn't stop one getting jobs.

lysis10
Member

I'm guessing it's because they are basically saying "no noobs."

 

If you're right for the job, I'd bid anyway. My first gig here was a little luck I think, but I didn't meet 3 of his requirements. I said something like "I'm new to Upwork, but not with freelancing platforms." 


@Jennifer M wrote:

I'm guessing it's because they are basically saying "no noobs." 


 I thought they were saying "I'm God's gift to freelancers" (especially the ones who require 1000 hours) Cat Tongue

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m84champloo
Member

It's just an obvious trolling on their end.