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Pilar F Member Since: Aug 17, 2017
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So one bad contract can knock you 12%?
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Pilar F wrote:
So one bad contract can knock you 12%?

yep

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Pilar F Member Since: Aug 17, 2017
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Wow. Frightening.
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Pilar F wrote:
Wow. Frightening.

when you are new, yeah it's hard.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Pilar F wrote:
So one bad contract can knock you 12%?

Depends on how many completed (with feedback) contracts you have in your calculation window.

If 9 or so, yes, sure.

 

If you only have 4, each can potentially ding you for 25%

 

 

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Pilar F Member Since: Aug 17, 2017
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Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
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Petra R wrote:

Pilar F wrote:
So one bad contract can knock you 12%?

Depends on how many completed (with feedback) contracts you have in your calculation window.

If 9 or so, yes, sure.

 

If you only have 4, each can potentially ding you for 25%

 

 


This why creatives hate math. It's so **bleep** harsh. 🙄 Don't even get me started on compound interest. 

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Pilar F Member Since: Aug 17, 2017
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I used to like math.....not so much anymore! The crazy power of a single person's subjective opinion!

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Melanie H Member Since: Nov 2, 2017
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Pilar F wrote:
I used to like math.....not so much anymore! The crazy power of a single person's subjective opinion!


I've actually never liked math... Smiley Very Happy I wish I did, or at least had even a remedial handle on it, but alas...no. (True story: One night when my oldest son was in the 5th grade, I called my sister, a math whiz, for homework help for him. My son and I were both crying when I made the call. LOL.)

 

However, the power of people's opinions is a real thing when it comes to selling anything, including freelance services. While all feedback services are imperfect in some way or other, the world of selling products or services has become extremely transparent. We have Yelp, Amazon, Facebook reviews, etc. So that's going to be true anywhere you go. It's not just here.

 

And on the flip side, you can't really hide from reviews by going solo in this regard (generally) because many, if not most, people won't trust first-party controlled reviews - for example, on an individual's own website. Not unless you're a gigantic brand that people already know.

 

Any business or brand, anywhere, can suffer a very negative review. Like any brand, you have to have loads of reviews before the occasional bad one is absorbed and has minimal, if any (appreciable), impact.

 

The days of selling Snake Oil in Deadwood and then moving anonymously onto Deerlick Springs and selling more are pretty much over for good. Smiley Very Happy

 

 

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Lidia S Member Since: May 2, 2019
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How can I close the contracts that I have been paid for but the client didn't close them. This affects my success score and it's not correct

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