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Is this really legal? a bid for $0.01

cachieng
Active Member
Juliet C A Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
1 of 6

So I find a job I'd like to bid for, the clients budget is $100 for cleaning an 8 minute audio not bad yes. Then I notice someone had made a bid for $0.01. 

 

Upwork need to put some restrictions of how low you can bid for jobs, This is rediculous. 

 

**edited for Community Guidelines**

 

By the time I'm posting this its at $1.10

computerhxr
Community Guru
Daniel C Member Since: Nov 21, 2010
2 of 6

I can only assume that they are bidding $0.01 so that they can take the actual payment off platform.  I've seen some freelancers who have thousands of hours at $0.01 an hour.  Maybe they are just using Upwork to track time for corporate clients.  I don't know but it smells fishy.

marciamalory
Community Guru
Marcia M Member Since: Apr 3, 2013
3 of 6

When Upwork was oDesk, I think it provided companies with a legitimate time tracking-only service.

jedwardmills
Ace Contributor
Jon M Member Since: Aug 4, 2015
4 of 6

Its horrendous that people can get away with this.

 

There should be no jobs under $50

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
5 of 6

re: "So I find a job I'd like to bid for, the clients budget is $100 for cleaning an 8 minute audio not bad yes. Then I notice someone had made a bid for $0.01."

 

Clearly this is bad behavior on the part of a freelancer, not a client.


I don't know why a contractor would do that, but if I was a client I would immediately reject a contractor's job proposal based purely on that ridiculous bid amount.

russtice
Community Leader
Russell T Member Since: Jul 25, 2015
6 of 6

Well it could also be a scam to get ratings up by hiring themselves. Definetely doesn't smell right. 

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