Freelancers - Bidding
Can I modify a bid I've already submitted?
Yes. You may edit your bid on any active project. Please follow the instructions below:
Can I modify my bid on a project I already accepted?
Yes, you can now change your bid amount and the number of days for project completion even after accepting a project. We just need to wait for your employer's approval for the same before it takes place.
How are the fees adjusted after the bid modification?
If the new amount proposed is greater than the original bid amount, both the freelancer and employer will be charged project fees according to the difference and depending on their membership type.
How do I bookmark projects?
To bookmark a project, click the Bookmark icon to the right of the project listing or on the top right of the project view page. Project bookmarking is available to Basic, Plus, Standard and Premium members. Upgrade Now!
How do I deliver a project?
You may deliver a project by any method agreed upon by you and the Service Buyer. Depending on the project type, options may include upload to the Buyer’s hosting account, email, and more. You may, of course, use the Freelancer.com Private Message board to deliver individual files as well. We recommend using our Milestone Payment System to ensure payment on delivery of the finished project.
How do I submit a bid?
Before placing your first bid, we recommend reading 10 Tips for Writing an Effective Bid. When you find a project you'd like to bid on, simply click the "Bid on This Project" button at the top or bottom of the bid listing to access the bid form for the project. Enter your bid amount, the number of days for delivery, and any necessary details, then click the “Place Bid” button.
How do I modify my bid on a project I already accepted?
To modify your bid for an accepted project, follow these steps:
Your employer will be notified of your request.
How do I view my bookmarked projects?
To view your bookmarks, click Bookmarked Projects in the navigation menu under Browse Jobs. View your bookmarked projects now.
How often are my bids replenished?
On Freelancer.com, your bids are returned to you periodically. This means that as you use your bids, you will be returned a bid at a set interval according to your membership plan.
Is there a fee for bidding?
No. You can bid for free regardless of your membership level. Instead, you get a specific number of bids each month (your bid limit), which you can use to bid for work on Freelancer. Your bid limit depends on the type of membership you have.
What are Highlighted Bids?
Highlighted Bids is an option for Freelancers to feature their bids, highlight it and make it stand out from all the other bids. It incurs a onetime fee of $1.00 CAD.
What does it mean when a project is Frozen?
When a project's status is Frozen it means:
A project becomes Frozen when the Employer selects one or more bidders, and is waiting for them to accept the project. Once the project is accepted, the project status changes to Closed.
What is a Prepaid Project?
Prepaid projects give you additional confidence when considering projects from prospective employers as they have paid an upfront deposit towards the payment of their project.
If you are the first freelancer to be awarded their project, these funds will be allocated to you as a Milestone payment.
Prepaid projects are highlighted with a Prepaid ribbon in project listings.
What is my "bid limit"?
Your bid limit is the number of bids you can use each month to bid for work on Freelancer.com. Your exact bid limit depends on your membership type:
Additionally, your bids are also replenished periodically, according to your membership.
Why am I unable to bookmark projects?
Project bookmarking is available to Intro, Basic, Plus, Standard and Premium members. Upgrade Now!
Why can't I bid on a project?
You may be unable to bid on a project for the following reasons:
If none of the reasons above apply, please submit a support ticket through our Online Help Desk
Will I be notified about the status of the change bid request?
You will receive a newsfeed update and email whether your employer accepts or rejects the bid change request.
Will my employer be notified about the request to modify my bid?
Notifications in the form of newsfeed updates and emails will be posted throughout the modification process in order to maintain good communication between the employer and freelancer.