Javier M wrote:
Tiffany S wrote:
A lot of us who are successful here routinely submit bids far outside the client's budget and are hired anyway--at our regular rates/prices.
I'm very happy for you but I still think it makes no sense to apply at 80 USD ph in a job where the client wants to pay 10 USD ph....
Good. Glad to hear it. You do you.
Tiffany, I am very happy for you.
Please don't forget, that in difference of you I have other difficulties as well. Sometimes client ignores my bids that even correspond his budget,**Edited for Community Guidelines** Have nothing against those beautiful countries, but they have not any modern industry, and, as result, CAD specialists.
The issue I am speaking in this post, is just one of issues I have.
That's what I keep saying, that's not even LOGIC in a system that allows the client to set a filter for "expert" level freelancers ($$$) but with ridiculous budgets and hour rates that ANY "expert" professional would work for.
I think this is definitely a problem but something that could be fixed by upwork. They have a ton of data on what an "expert" "Intermediate" and "entry lever "freelancers charge in each field they have job listings in, and what the clients have paid. All they have to do is gather that information and when the client posts a job, present it. In other words, when I apply for a job looking for an Expert and get hired, the hourly rate or fixed price cost of the contract is a data point for Upwork.
For example, Upwork can give the client a range next to each level then select so the client can make a better decision. For example, next to "Entry Level" it would say something like $10-15/hr, or $50 flat rate, and so on. It can also be based on the field of work. The information is out there, it is just about using it to inform the clients.