How to Bid Fast on Freelance Websites

Job boarding sites like Freelancer and Glassdoor let you place reverse bids for projects to win them. Many people find this incredibly frustrating, especially when you take a look at how many competitors you have. 


However, freelancing sites do have a lot of value. 


Even though the same strategy won’t work with all, there are some tips you can use to win a bid faster.


What is Job Bidding?

The word auction itself refers to when sellers offer products and services up for bidding. Interested parties will take bids on the item which is then sold to the highest paying individual. This is known as forwarding Auction.


Reverse Auction, on the other hand, reverses these roles. The employer is now the buyer while sellers compete to win the contract. 


However, the buyer doesn’t always choose the cheapest option. It’s up to him to evaluate the bidders based on affordability, skills, experience and other parameters – and so they win.


This is the principle behind Project Bidding on a freelance website.


A client will post a project on the website, interested freelancers will write a proposal to persuade the client into choosing them over competitors.


Clients review freelancers’ proposals ratings and reviews among other parameters, to decide who gets the project.   


Another feature is the Bid Invitation. 


Instead of waiting for freelancers to bid, clients can invite their favorite freelancers to bid.


Why is Bidding so important?

The bright side of project bidding is that it’s proactive. Freelancers can promote themselves to clients and grab suitable projects, rather than waiting for businesses to come to them. 


Additionally, reverse bidding provides clients with a great chance to work with professionals in their fields without having to scour the entire marketplace.


Clients can also view reviews and ratings on site. This might hinder some from being chosen. That being said, job bidding is still adopted in many big freelance marketplaces like Freelancer and PeoplePerHour.


Here are some tips from clients on how to make the most of your bidding proposals, and win in the process.


Provide Proof and Samples of Work

Be prepared to back your proposal. 


Direct your client over to your professional website or custom content you created specifically for their project. This will help you stand out among the people just delivering a bunch of random documents with examples of previous work. 


This is something you can update as time goes along, and add to should you feel the need.  


It shows professionalism and a commitment to your work. 


Quality over Quantity

At this point in time, freelancers indefinitely need a strong, professional portfolio.


However, clients don’t want to review your entire collection. Nor do they have the time.


Tailor your work samples or links in your proposal toward the needs of the company and the project.


This isn’t a lottery, where the more tickets you have, the better chance you have of winning. Many people wrongly assume this concept applies directly to freelancer sites.


There’s no polite way to say how wrong you are.


If you are applying for a large number of jobs, you probably aren’t taking enough time to do so. The quality of your applications decreases.


The end result is going to be less you burning yourself out, and a lower quality product. 


Freelancer bots do, however, make this possible. Job applying bots are constantly always working even when you are too tired to go on. They can be programmed to run 24/7 days. 


Don’t compete on your price 

The problem most freelancers face on mass freelance websites is that there are many clients that are simply looking for the cheapest way to get the job done. 


Thus, competition toughens out as competitors lower their prices just so they can win the bid.


In that scenario, however, settling for lower pay isn’t going to work because there will always be someone willing to go lower than you.


What you can do, however, is reassure clients on why you’re worth the pay you’re asking for: rely on fast response time and work to complete tasks way ahead of schedule. 


And you can use this to get paid more too.

If you’re one of the first few bidders on a project and the client is in a hurry, they’ll take you up on whatever price you want. 


However, if you find that you missed the early bird’s window, message them with questions and inquiries. Your interest should grab their attention too.


Stay firm on your price though. Bidding extra-low attracts clients who don’t actually have the funds and might create payment problems later on.


Apply Carefully

Take the time to thoroughly read and understand the project description. If the employer feels that you don’t understand the project enough, you won’t make the shortlist.


Employers may have hundreds of bids to consider. Make your proposal short but meaty. 


It doesn’t matter what kind of job or project you are bidding on, a poorly-written proposal suggests lacking attention to details and poor work habits, neither of which are qualities employers appreciate.


The bots use progressive state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms to analyze which projects are the best fit for you and where to bid on to ensure that you have the highest probability of being employed and that the project is the best match to your specified criteria.


At the end of the day, your efforts need to be a combination of a high response rate, timely delivery and your own ability to stand out from the crowd. 


Some of what we’ve said may not necessarily apply to you. Still, Webs Automation suggests you pick and adopt what works for you. 


Or you could let our bots do all the work for you. 


We specialize in apps automation. Our products and track record speak for our skills with bot development. Our mission is to enrich your interactions.


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