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robertveldhuizen
Community Member

"Since you withdrew a boosted proposal for this job, you are no longer able to apply."

While I understand I boosted the proposal and that I won't be refunded, the reason I withdrew in the first place was to edit my submission. Is there another way to re-apply? Appreciate the support here.

 

Best,

R

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martina_plaschka
Community Member

Not for boosted proposals, only for regular ones. 

I am unable to re-apply to the job at all.

This is strange, the person who used extra money on his proposal cannot re submit that and without boost can be re submit. I would love to know the login behind that.

Not to confuse clients with different versions of a proposal from one freelancer.

If you made a mistake, forget it. There will be other jobs to apply to, and get it right the first time then. 

cr-dev
Community Member

The logic behind that is Upwork stopped respecting people who pay them.. As I've noticed this has been happening for a long time now...

 

Yes, You are absolutely right!

c778de80
Community Member

yes this is really annoying that you cannot edit your proposal just to include something you forgot... you literally lose all the boost points, all the money spent for it, and you can't write a new proposal. 

Agreed. I don't really understand UpWork's reasoning behind this.

I think Upwork does not want clients to receive multiple proposals from freelancers (submit/withdraw) and for freelancers to re-submit if they see their boost is not enough.

Good point! Shame that there isn't a work around - or even an appeal process - or where you cannot boost it again at a higher level. I didn't see an edit function for my cover letter once I submitted either. 

Keep in mind the highest bid does not get the job automatically. Best strategy is to check proposal again and again to get it right the forst time.

I believe the reason is that if you're out-boosted, Upwork doesn't want you to be able to resubmit. 

bf7a6659
Community Member

Very well, how about letting the freelancer send a message to give an explanation as to why an edit to the proposal was made then? Let's say I came to agree for a lower fare, I would like to explain why. How is that problematic?


Thomas W wrote:

Very well, how about letting the freelancer send a message to give an explanation as to why an edit to the proposal was made then? Let's say I came to agree for a lower fare, I would like to explain why. How is that problematic?


It's problematic because if freelancers have a way to contact clients, they'll inundate them with messages begging to be hired. If you're willing to negotiate the price, you can say so in your proposal.

dissanayaken
Community Member

I too withdrew a proposal that seemed perfect for me and there were less than five applicants. I had boosted it and then realized I did not attach key documents. I withdrew the proposal and then I cannot reapply. 
They should allow for reapplication without boost then, to solve the reboosting, if that is being abused. 
As someone upthread said, we should be given the chance to make an explanation. (I did note it in the withdrawal message that I wished to reapply.)
Anyway, nothing. 

 

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