Is somebody who has the paid memebership can tell us if the feature where you can see the current bids on a job ( high, low,average) is very useful or not ? I feel it is maybe a good clue about prices range but maybe too an easy way to drop your price . how are your feelings ?
Good point Oliver. I'm not a paid member, but I had the same thought.
And in any case it always depends on how much the client is willing to pay. If I'm dealing with a cheap client and his starting budget is lower than my expectations (and if I can't make him change his mind)... well in this case I don't even need to see the current bids!
I have a paid membership, but the high/low isn't much help to me because I charge the same no matter what everyone else is charging. I mainly have it because I see it as a very small investment and I like having the rollover connects options. The thing is I haven't really used it either because I am so covered in work I don't need to apply. I have 186 connects sitting there in my account looking pretty. lolol
I just changed the plan, I didnt find it very useful when it comes to the range of prices, it would be very helpful if it allow you to see the offer for each freelancer not like in general. On the other side it is good because of the rollover connects.
I only use it for rollover. I bid my rate no matter what.
It's a tax writeoff anyway, and it's a good way to pad connects during slower months when you need to bid more.
I tried out the paid membership in January because I was curious about seeing the bids, and seeing how helpful it could really be to me. I wound up cancelling the membership and going back to being a free member.
It really wasn't that useful. As many other people here, I bid the same as I always do, regardless of other people's rates.
The rollover feature really wasn't even that useful to me either, to be honest - though I can see how it would be good for some contractors. As a free member, I still rarely deplete the total connects that I get in a month, so I highly doubt I'd really need the extras from being a paid member or the rollovers.