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imranur71
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Imranur R Member Since: Sep 17, 2019
1 of 7

Hello,

Greetings.

Regarding bidding a project, let's assume I just found that 1 minute ago a job was posted. After that, I applied immediately. Does it mean that the client will see my post in the first place? If not, then what are the factors to have in the first place to see by the clients?

Regards,

Imranur Rahman

hoyle_editing
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Jonathan H Member Since: Jun 19, 2019
2 of 7

Well, i believe that the proposals are sorted in some kind of order so there is no way of knowing where you will be placed in that order, however i f you are the only one that has applied for the position and the client looks then you should indeed be the one they see.

 

Dont hold your breath though. I dont think many clients consantly check for proposals - its more likely they will wait a few hours/day/few days then see the proposals and make a choice based on the proposals that upwork have shown them.

robin_hyman
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Robin H Member Since: May 28, 2019
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It doesn't matter if you submitted first or tenth.  If your proposal is compelling enough and customized to the client's job description, you will have a better chance of being reviewed.  

 

 

florydev
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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
4 of 7

Imranur R wrote:

Hello,

Greetings.

Regarding bidding a project, let's assume I just found that 1 minute ago a job was posted. After that, I applied immediately. Does it mean that the client will see my post in the first place? If not, then what are the factors to have in the first place to see by the clients?

Regards,

Imranur Rahman


For me, I want a client that is discerning.  If all they are looking for is the first person to respond then they really don't care about me, they are just looking for a warm body.  That is not a good building block for a great mutual relationship.  I worry about reading the project information to see what I can glean from it and writing the best proposal I can.  I already know that I am the best candidate for any job I propose on (i.e. I have a massive ego) and I am always worried nobody will ever hire me (i.e. low self-esteem).  The way I see it is if a client passes me by because they are in a hurry, or don't like my rate, or my bald head or whatever the reason...I am all the happier for it.

 

I can tell you from my experience hiring on Upwork they pop in somewhat randomish order based on what Upwork thinks is a great match.  How they determine that is up for a lot of debate and there are also proposals that it relegates to the also-ran pile that is upsetting quite a few people: 

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/Are-talent-specialists-still-interfering-with-the-bids/t...

 

pudingstudio
Community Guru
Antun M Member Since: Jan 27, 2018
5 of 7

Mark F wrote:

Imranur R wrote:

Hello,

Greetings.

Regarding bidding a project, let's assume I just found that 1 minute ago a job was posted. After that, I applied immediately. Does it mean that the client will see my post in the first place? If not, then what are the factors to have in the first place to see by the clients?

Regards,

Imranur Rahman


For me, I want a client that is discerning.  If all they are looking for is the first person to respond then they really don't care about me, they are just looking for a warm body.  That is not a good building block for a great mutual relationship.  I worry about reading the project information to see what I can glean from it and writing the best proposal I can.  I already know that I am the best candidate for any job I propose on (i.e. I have a massive ego) and I am always worried nobody will ever hire me (i.e. low self-esteem).  The way I see it is if a client passes me by because they are in a hurry, or don't like my rate, or my bald head or whatever the reason...I am all the happier for it.

 

I can tell you from my experience hiring on Upwork they pop in somewhat randomish order based on what Upwork thinks is a great match.  How they determine that is up for a lot of debate and there are also proposals that it relegates to the also-ran pile that is upsetting quite a few people: 

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/Are-talent-specialists-still-interfering-with-the-bids/t...

 


Love the potential reasons.
Thank you (for a huge smile).

florydev
Community Guru
Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
6 of 7

Antun M wrote:
Thank you (for a huge smile).

Seriously, think about all those people who want to know definitely why they didn't get the project...

 

Yeah, no thanks.  

pudingstudio
Community Guru
Antun M Member Since: Jan 27, 2018
7 of 7

Mark F wrote:

Antun M wrote:
Thank you (for a huge smile).

Seriously, think about all those people who want to know definitely why they didn't get the project...

 

Yeah, no thanks.  


Agree.
'Why not me?' is asking for pain.

I'm sure an analyst would give their best to disagree; believe that this particular data wouldn't help in any way.

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