How to increase number of quotes received?
I have posted my latest project for about a week now, invited quite a number freelancers to quote, but seem to only have received 3 quotes
May I ask if something wrong has been done, or if something has not yet been done that I do not receive sufficient quotes to consider?
Or is it that it takes time for posted projects to reach out to relevant freelancers?
Looking forward to hearing from you
One possible reason is that your project's budget could be less than freelancers are expecting or willing in order to commit their work/time. You can try increasing your budget for the project and wait to see additional bids.
answered May 30 at 06:35 PM
Gerardo Der Parsehian
Maarit's list is great. I also look at payment and project history. Has the employer posted 34 projects, and only paid on 10? Have they paid all invoices? What is the pay lag (they show us how many days, on average, it takes you to pay your invoices)?
answered Sep 11 at 02:35 AM
I have looked at many projects in my strength areas where, either because I am slow to understand or because the employer is unclear about what he wants, I have decided not to bid. There is a process where a freelancer can ask questions in an open discussion while deciding whether and how to bid, but many employers who express their needs badly also seem not to participate in the open discussion.
Have a friend look at your project and tell you whether it seems clear. There may be something you are taking for granted that potential bidders don't understand.
answered May 30 at 05:52 PM
Gerardo and Andrew have great points. Are you sure you categorized it correctly? I've had clients post projects and they choose the wrong one resulting in less than stellar quotes.
answered May 30 at 10:16 PM
Further to what has already been said here, I would like to highlight that if you are requesting freelancers within a particular geographic location, that could impact the number of bids you receive. There may or may not be freelancers within your target area.
answered May 31 at 12:40 AM