My client is new to Upwork, and didn't understand the counter-offer function. Instead he declined my proposal, and now wants me to resubmit (which the system did not allow me to do). I read over the directions you provided for him to "re-invite' me to submit a proposal, and sent those to him, thanks.* However, I also wanted to understand the second part of the solution you offered - to 'make a direct offer.' How does the client do that?
*Update: The system is not allowing the client to re-nvite me to apply for his job! And as mentioned above, it's not letting me submit another proposal. PLEASE HELP! This client and I have discussed via messaging and agreed on a rate, however we are stuck - we can't move forward!
I'm having the same issue. Accidentally declined a proposal now can't hire. No Hire button and can't re-invite the freelancer because they are "interviewing" for the job. Please help.