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Fixed Price Job and bids

darwin_perez
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Darwin P Member Since: Mar 8, 2016
1 of 15

Hello I'm Darwin,

 

I am very new to Upwork and I still haven't got any jobs yet. I've sent many proposals but most of them were declined. Now I have an active proposal. It was a fixed price job of $10. But I bid $3.33 since I'm kind of desperate to get a job right now and I always got declined. So my question is:

1. If in case I got accepted will my pay be $3.33 or $10?

2. Also how will I know if I'm already on interview?

 

I hope you can help me with my problem. A $10 job would be a great help for me and it will be enough to pay for my school. Thanks you! Smiley Happy

dataextract
Community Guru
Ramesh K Member Since: Oct 25, 2015
2 of 15

You will get only what you've placed the bid. So in this case $ 3.33

You will get a message here in Upwork message and also in your email (if you have enabled that preferrence) if the client started message you.

 

And are you a school student? How old are you?

darwin_perez
Active Member
Darwin P Member Since: Mar 8, 2016
3 of 15

Is there a way I could increase the amount during the interview? Or is it to much to ask?

 

Yup I'm a student I'm taking a masters degree. 23 yrs old Smiley Happy

vladag
Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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4 of 15

Hi Darwin,

 

A freelancer can negotiate terms during the interview and update the proposal with a new rate.

 

Let me also share a few other resources that you may want to check before continuing to use your account and bid on jobs. You can find valuable information in the Getting Started as a Freelancer section of the Help Center and by reading "A Freelancer's Guide to Upwork". I also suggest watching our educational videos and reading the best practice advice shared by other users:

 

Freelancer Tutorial Videos

Want to get that first job? Then check this out...

Proposal Workshop Video

 

To help you work safely on Upwork, please have a look at tips and warning signs shared in this thread.

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darwin_perez
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Darwin P Member Since: Mar 8, 2016
5 of 15

Thank you Sir! Smiley Happy

jbpanizares
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Justine Bondame P Member Since: May 23, 2018
6 of 15

Now my query is answered. Kudos to this!

loredana-b
Community Leader
Loredana B Member Since: Feb 26, 2016
7 of 15

You would get $3.33.

 

Then there's Upwork's 10% fee and you'll be left with $3.

 

Then there's the $1 / $1.99 (depending on the method chosen) withrawal fee and you'll be left with $1.

 

Then there are the conversation rates - USD to whatever curency - and you'll lose even more money, as if there's anything left to lose out of $1.

 

So you'll be left with nothing. Literally.

 

Congratulations.

m_shakil_awan
Active Member
Muhammad S Member Since: Nov 5, 2019
8 of 15

why I can't bid for 3 dollars when I tries to submit a proposal??

Because it commads me  to bid between  5-100000....$ 

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
9 of 15

Muhammad S wrote:

why I can't bid for 3 dollars when I tries to submit a proposal??

Because it commads me  to bid between  5-100000....$ 


Because the minimum value of a milestone is $ 5

 

 

kristi-bennett
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Kristi B Member Since: Apr 2, 2016
10 of 15
I'm also a newbie and i have a similar question. If it's a fixed price job with a budget of $10, I just assumed I was supposed to bid $10 for my earnings. You mean that someone else can lowball that number and take the job? I thought fixed price meant that the rate was fixed at whatever the posting states. Is that why I'm not getting any jobs? Is it the norm to bid less than the stated fixed price? I'm trying to get my first gig on here. Thank you for any guidance!
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