Hello, I am considered a "NEWBIE".
What I am experiencing is that I have to bid “WAY BELOW” budgets, just to have my application appear, only to be declined by clients. For Example, I recently bid on a $50 budget and it would not appear until I lowered it to $14.40 ($16.00 including fee). Another Example, I had to bid as low as $4.50 ($5.00 with fee) and was immediately declined.
What’s the deal?
Although I have years of actual experience for the “Skills”, still it does not matter. Also, how many months does it normally take for someone to begin to even get hired here?
Landing jobs here is very frustrating.
You can bid higher than the client's budget and your proposal will still appear. Sometimes it takes a bit of time for it to appear though and I suspect that was the reason why you didn't see your proposal right away. I have checked your account and it's not limited in any way so your proposals should show.
I am really surprised by what i read .
can you tell me if it is true that some applications are hidden ?
Why ? is it not really unfair both for freelancer and customer ?
And connects are used to send an apllication who will be Hidden ?
I need to understand what it means
Actually we are currently testing a different way to display proposals to the clients. Please, see the information Garnor provided below:
@Garnor M. wrote:
We have been testing a new version of the proposal page for clients that provides a one-page view of all proposals submitted. With this version we are no longer "auto-hiding" proposals that are less of a fit for the job post. All proposals will be on one page, though by default we will only display up to 10 proposals. A client will have the option to click "More" to see all proposals submitted, again on the same screen and not separated into a different tab.This new version is still being tested, but the results are promising and we expect to include more clients in this view over the coming months.When we push this new version of the page live to all clients, we will announce this broadly to the Community.
I hope it helps.
How long has 'auto hiding' being implemented?
I didn't know that Upwork was vetting proposals and hiding ones that it thought were 'less of a fit'.
Is that allowed? How can Upwork block proposals?
Surely if Upwork is going to vet proposals then then it should let the freelancer know at the proposal stage. ie tell the freelancer that their proposal will be hidden because it's 'less of a fit'. The the freelancer can do something about it.
I see this is a relatively old thread - are all proposals being shown to the client now?
Or am I misunderstanding the situation?
I can't believe Upwork would intervene in the proposal process so dramatically - taking decisions whether to hide proposals from Clients.
Edited by me:
Oh Dear! I've just read the previous information via the link about auto hiding.
I can't believe it. Upwork is vetting proposals using it's own set of criteria that it thinks is best.
I hope the new system where auto hiding isn't applied comes into effect permanently.
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