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there are a lot of Fake Jobs

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Ken E Member Since: Apr 13, 2018
21 of 28

Totally fake jobs.  I have sent over 30 jobs that were posted within 30 minutes. 80% of those have received less than 5 proposals...I have sent proposals that say I will do the work for free as part of a research project....NOT ONE RESPONSE?  Fake.  Totally fake. When saying the same thing on other job sites and always get multiple responses.  FAKE jobs.  Don't spend your money.  

roverup
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Trevor C Member Since: Jun 11, 2019
22 of 28

Yeah you really have to rush to apply for new jobs. These days if more than 8 hours have passed I assume I won't get it unless I'm very qualified - then I'll submit a proposal just in case their initial hire doesn't work out. I just wish that there was some incentive for clients to decline proposals. I'd really appreciate some feedback regarding why I didn't get the job but I realize it's not practical for them to do that for like 20-50 seprate proposals. But if the new pricing does cause proposals to drop then perhaps now would be a good time to change the process a bit. 

afifield
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Amanda F Member Since: Aug 8, 2015
23 of 28

My biggest complaint right now about the new system is the fake amounts clients are putting up and then we have to bid 6 connects to find out if the post is legit or not. $5000, for example, is actually a perfectly reasonable amount for a logo for someone of high quality, and a legit bid would probably be $1500-$5000 based on the skills of the person. But then what the client actually wants it for could be like $100 so we have to bid 6 connects only to find out the client never wanted quality and just stuck up a random placeholder bid. This makes the new system a bit ridiculous. 

 

One person even just put up a job for $1,000,000. Now I never bid on those things but what are they willing to pay? Anywhere most likely from $100-$5000. Who knows lol.

 

I personally like bidding on the bigger jobs that are real and the $5000, for example, could be legit and something decent like a $2000-$5000 job, or it could be they want it for $100 and now I gotta spend 6 connects to find out. They can still sound very serious and have a great post but still want it for $100 even though it is up for $5000. 

shekay
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Shekay H Member Since: Apr 2, 2019
24 of 28

I saw 4 connects for a $20 job.

emanicom
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Eva M Member Since: Oct 27, 2019
25 of 28

You are so right about the Fake jobs. I recently was contacted by a client that wanted to meet on hangouts. I do not every message on another system. And I stated that to the client, who quickly cut contact with me. However, that cost me 4 connects to find that out. Even with all my guidelines, I use to help me find legit posts, I still get jobs that will sit for months without the client's response. I have started going in after 30 days, withdrawing my proposal and stating it is an unresponsive client. Does anyone know if that affects the client's rating?

wontone9
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Saju G Member Since: Mar 6, 2016
26 of 28

Hi

 

Yes this is a real serious problem. I am thinking we should have some score system similar like the freelancers having. 

shekay
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Shekay H Member Since: Apr 2, 2019
27 of 28

1-2 years ago, I don't need to use up all my connects and got good amount of jobs. Lately, clients ask for more and more connects to submit a proposal. I would say an average 4-6 connects. This month  I paid 2 times for buying connects. I'm seriously thinking about switching platform. There is something wrong in here.

resultsassoc
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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
28 of 28

"The point is there are a lot of the Fake jobs and when i said fake i don't mean spams, i mean these jobs who still open and you can send a proposal but the client already hire a freelancer."

 

Mahmoud, there are many reasons jobs go unfilled. I responded to a job post seeking a high-powered management consultant for three months; in the "getting to know you" conversation I solved the problem in less than an hour. Some clients post on several platforms. I used to respond to highly complex programs and would only do so after finding out if the skills I needed existed somewhere at an affordable rate.Sometimes projects are canceled. Sometimes the poster cannot find an affordable freelancer.

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