Why more clients are just posting jobs and after that take no actions?
I mean, they do not hire freelancers. As I feel now it’s happening for approximately 50% jobs posted on Upwork.
When you go to a shopping center or market, do you always buy something?
Or do you maybe sometimes go just to see what's available? Or want to buy but not find what you need?
They may hire from Upwork or through another platform. They may hire from within or locally. They may not hire at all. Just send your proposal and then forget about it. I've had a client or two come back weeks/ months later and hire me.
Mary W is right.
I've seen the same jobs posted on UpWork on other platforms by the same client. So, I would gather:
1/ They have hired someone on another platform.
2/ The hirer has asked for a $100 job to be done for $10 and no one will work for that level, so they have either reposted the job or given up.
3/ They have been hit by a bus.