June 22, 2007 6:42am CST
Anybody here knows how getfreelance works. I have joined that site 2 months ago but till now nobody accepts my bid. How can i have even one job to win on a bid? Is it really hard to win a job in getfreelance? can anybody give advice?
22 Jun 07
Must have a competitive price for the service, and a good quality. A oirtfolio is very helpfull as you'll be asked to show what heve you created previously. Send examples even if not asked (this will signal the customer that you're interested for his project, have the skills and are able to produce as he requested). When you get your first project, upgrade your membership. Hope this would help. Also check some other freelance sites. My list is here: http://onlinesuccess.50webs.com/
23 Jun 07
it is a site where you can apply for a particular work like encoding, programming, being a virtual assistant. But you need to bid for it. Registration is for free but once you get a job, getfreelance will take a portion of that earnings. Check it out: http://www.getafreelancer.com/affiliates/shadjee/
• Cupertino, California
22 Jun 07
I belong to the site and have won 2 bids in a year. I don't use it very often anymore. The problem with the site is that it is not a true freelancer site. There are companies that are in places where the wages are super low so they can have 5 people work on a project for .05 USD an hour and get the task done in 1/2 the time it would take you to do. I am sure the quality of work is not that great because I often see projects rebid complaining of poor quality. They key is learning how to write a good bid to catch the person attention. Don't worry about being the cheapest (even though that will sometimes win you the bid). Focus on you exceptional work and other things that will set you aside for the rest of the people. If I were you, I would look other places to get contract or freelancer work. Call temp agencies. If you live in the US, check out craigslist.org.
24 Jun 07
You can try the sites which offer freelance jobs anyone across the globe. You can try sites like guru.com and elance.com which I have been using quite some time. Even though I did not get tthe credits or money as i have determined I still have been using it and have been getting frequent freelance jobs into my mail box. I feel that in both the above sites you need to pay some amount to become a premium users there and then only you can start getting more projects. But you can try it without paying also and start accepting their offers.