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Top six Tips to bid on UpWork

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Josh Edward Batall J Member Since: Dec 9, 2015
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How much should I bid to the total amount of the clients' budget? What is the best bid for me to be hired,

Should I bid 100% or 50% or 70%, 80% or 90%? This is for fixed Price.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Josh, a client is not going to hire you based on how much you bid, unless they are a lowball client, and you should avoid those.

 

A client will pick you if they think you are the best value. Sometimes the best value is the highest bid.

 

The types of jobs I bid on are complex, so what I do might not apply to everyone. But what I do on fixed-price jobs is this: I bid at 100% of the client's proposed budget. And I explain exactly what I will do for that amount, customizing the level of work I do to the budget, while making it clear that there may be additional functionality that can be implemented for additional cost.

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Josh Edward Batall J Member Since: Dec 9, 2015
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Will the clients see that I changed my bid several times?

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Abdul R Member Since: Dec 4, 2014
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Hi Josh, 

 

Yeah, Each time you change your bid client gets notification whether you increase rate or descrease rate. 

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Hiren K Member Since: Mar 8, 2016
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thanks for your sugegstions, its help me lot

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Ahmed S Member Since: Dec 21, 2016
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during making a bid , the "estimated duration" located above the cover letter ,what does the cell "estimated duration" refers to?

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Ahmed,

 

You can use that field to explain how long it may take you to complete the project.

~ Valeria
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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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@Ahmed S wrote:

during making a bid , the "estimated duration" located above the cover letter ,what does the cell "estimated duration" refers to?


 They want you to guess how long the project is going to take. It's a real problem, since often jobs are ongoing based on client needs you can't know about, and often there isn't enough information to determine how long a fixed project will take, and often it isn't clear whether the client is looking for a finite project or continuing work, yet your guess as to how long the work might take if you've guessed correctly about all of those issues and more is part of the information the client receives and uses to evaluate your bid.

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Ravi B Member Since: Jun 4, 2018
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You said "follow up" -  but how can I follow up if the client hasn't replied once?

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Sucharita S Member Since: Mar 16, 2019
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Very informative tips great job

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