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Should You Pay for Publishing an offer or web project job?

Paying for publishing a job or an offer works as an effective filter against fake freelancers or clients.

There are hundreds of places on the Internet where everyone can post a web project and wait for the "right" freelancers to come.

Everyone came across web freelance job postings made up of just one sentence, and very often, even just two or three words.

If you eventually decide to offer your services to a similar project, you will most likely face very difficult communication with the client.

Likely, the client does not even know what exactly he wants. Often, it turns out that the required service is radically different from the one originally described.

Problems of web freelancers:

Because posting jobs is free, many users use this purely to do some marketing research. So they understand the attitudes of the consumers, their interest, and adapt themselves for the price of the necessary service.

If someone shows interest in such a  job, it is clear that the chance of getting an answer to his / her question(s) is little to none. The client is not interested in answering. It is not possible to talk about assignments at all because the purpose of the published web project job is not such.

No one likes wasting time waiting for an answer.

Client problems:

Nowadays, you can find many scammers online. Of course, there are also web freelance scammers. The chance of a client to come across such is very high.

Everyone can create a perfect web freelance profile by:

  • presenting other things as your own;
  • rewriting documents, diplomas, certificates that are difficult to verify;
  • writing a perfect CV in which you are lying about your previous employment.

All of this, combined with the way of applying for web projects for free, floods the client with many offers.

This is a precondition for him to be misled because there is no way to weed out the real from the false freelance proposals.

In Web Freelance, each user publishes his project or offer through the use of credits.

These credits are at a symbolic price, but are a great initial filter for web freelancers who:

  • are scammers;
  • are using fake email addresses.

The client receives:

  • pre-created templates through which to more comprehensively and easily publish his job description;
  • possibility to create initial questions such as a questionnaire, through which to filter the candidates even further;
  • option to correct his web project job anytime;
  • opportunity to answer questions from the freelancers;
  • possibility for temporary disabling of the project, as the time when the  job has been disabled, is added after the job is published again;
  • option for ending(canceling) the web project job and receiving the used credits back;
  • possibility for republishing the web project job after the end of the active period. All previous web freelance offers to the  job remain as a job's history;
  • fewer false offers from freelancers;
  • greater chance of an offer from a competent candidate.

The freelancer receives:

  • detailed web project job description;
  • answers to many initial technical questions;
  • the opportunity to ask additional defining questions, even if he has already applied to the web project job;
  • possibility to change his offer;
  • option to stop and apply again;
  • option to withdraw his offer by receiving back the used credits;
  • a greater chance to receive a direct invitation for discussing the web project;

the opportunity to decide the client's type beforehand, based on how he has filled in the web project job, and how often he answers the web freelancer's questions.

 
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