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How are you supposed to know how long a project would take when there's no enough information?

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Mina F Member Since: Jan 18, 2019
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This entry is mandatory for freelancers when applying for fixed-price jobs, while in fact, most of those jobs, or at least what I noticed, don't provide any sufficient info in their description to answer this question, and I just end up setting a random time range!

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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You're not tied to the bid. You can bid whatever you want and then discuss it more if the client contacts you.

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Mina, don’t set it to a random value. Use your judgment. From the budget you should have an idea if it’s a small or large project. So if it’s small, then choose less than a week and if large, less than a month, or whatever choices are provided that are closest to 1 week or 1 month. Then in your proposal mention that you need more details to make a more accurate estimate of time required.
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Mina F Member Since: Jan 18, 2019
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Alright. Thanks, all.