Aug 6, 2014 03:33:09 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:45:06 AMbyDorina L
Fixed price jobs
I am one of those freelancers who like to work with fix prices, though they are not guaranteed by Odesk.
I accept this risk but I would find useful for fixed price jobs to have a budget between and between, for example, $5-$25, $25-$50, etc.
There are many situations when the project itself can be charged $5 only for the execution, but still freelancers need to make modifications, talk with the client, prepare the files for the client, etc and a project of $5 will reach to $15.
I know that you can establish this aspect with the client in the interview session, but I think this will help more freelancers who simply cannot work for such a low budget as $5.
What do you think about this?
Yeah, I have no problem with how fixed price jobs function right now. I just make sure I do not do fixed rate contracts that are overly big with first time clients. I am actually testing them as a client, and if I do not like them, I will fire them by not doing another job for them. Do you know what I would if I did a fixed rate project and the client did not pay? I would do absolutely nothing about it. I don't have time to mess around with a client like that. This works for me because I always break any big fixed rate project down into small chunks, at least initially, until a client earns my trust.