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Get first freelance job in Getafreelance.com is so difficult

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tonyinabox, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. #1
    I can't find any forum match this topic so I put it here.
    SEMrush
    I was trying to bid a couple projects in getafreelance.com, but it's so difficult to get the first one. :(

    maybe I can't make the impress or don't know the tactics to get one.

    Anyone has the suggestion?

    here is my profile

    http://www.getafreelancer.com/users/94497.html
     
    tonyinabox, Dec 11, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. w3bmaster

    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    #2
    I'm a top user there in top 10 ....

    You bided like only on 5 projects what do you expect ?
    Olso it has nothing to do with your profile .... it has with your bid in each project

    Olso for exemple me i bided each day and in the first 4 monmths not even one project now i'm in there in the top 10 freelancers ...

    Olso one advice for the first projects untill you get some reviews lower a bit your bids ....

    Regards
     
    w3bmaster, Dec 12, 2006 IP
  3. tonyinabox

    tonyinabox Peon

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    thanks.

    thought no one will answer my thread.

    the reason i bid only few because i afraid i will get more than one project at a time and i can't manage them.

    now I realize that I don't even get one. LOL
     
    tonyinabox, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    mavahntooth Peon

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    #4
    just keep on trying it... hope you'll get asap.
     
    mavahntooth, Dec 12, 2006 IP
  5. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #5
    I use GAF a lot. Here's my feedback:

    1. Stop asking people to contact you. They already posted the job, they shouldn't have to contact you. You contact them.
    2. Improve your English, use a spelling checker or every time yuo post get a buddy to fix your grammar/spelling. It's really working against you.
    3. Post a bit more text. 2 or 3 sentences (no bullshit like you kow C++ and shit like that) with your bid that shows the buyer you can do it. Then PM them with 2 or 3 paragraphs outlining how you would do it and what you need and that you are ready when they are. That normally convinces me.
     
    T0PS3O, Dec 12, 2006 IP
  6. tonyinabox

    tonyinabox Peon

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    thanks tops3o
     
    tonyinabox, Dec 12, 2006 IP
  7. YIAM

    YIAM Notable Member

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    #7
    Yes, It is really hard get your first project at GetAFreelancer.com. Buyers first see reviews of providers. Some buyers not even looks at the bids, if bidder have 0 reviews.
     
    YIAM, Dec 12, 2006 IP
  8. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #8
    No problem. In general, 'we' go there because we have something we don't want to do ourselves.

    You post:
    Actually, no. We won't look, we are not on GAF to be told what to do, we are there to tell *you* what to do. So don't say things like 'contact me', 'look here'. They know how to pick you if they want you. In the bid you post a couple of sentences showing you understood the request and that it matches your skills and experience. Then in the PM you can post some links to past work that is relevant. Just say:

    Here's some similar work I did:
    link1.com - I did this and that using such and such
    link2.net - note the X where I did this and that

    Just doesn't tell them to look. It's too obvious.
     
    T0PS3O, Dec 12, 2006 IP
  9. tonyinabox

    tonyinabox Peon

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    #9
    thank you thank you.
     
    tonyinabox, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    seo-mumbai Well-Known Member

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    another high quality tops30 post i will try my luck once there :D
     
    seo-mumbai, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    #11
    On the other hand, I joined Getafreelancer.com only last week, have been bidding tremendously, and I got my first job just yesterday. I think it's all in the way that you present yourself when you bid on a project.
     
    firewolf08, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    adolix Peon

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    #12
    it's exactly like doing business here in DP :) when you don't have any iTrader rep, it's hard to sell / buy something.... after the first 1-2 deals, it starts to go smooth ;)
     
    adolix, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    Certix Banned

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    #13
    completely off topic, but thanks for the link. I've been looking for an alternative to rentacoder for a while
     
    Certix, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    ablaye Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Well, getafreelancer isn't the only freelance website.
    I would recommend joining other freelance websites that have just been launched recently like this one, where the freelancers don't have many rating. By the time these new freelance sites become very popular, you'll be one of the most recognized members.
     
    ablaye, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    ablaye-- do you have any other suggestions where there is freelance work? article writing freelance work, specifically? thanks.
     
    firewolf08, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    finally I got the first project. yippy hoorayyy!!! hehehehe :)
     
    tonyinabox, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    Congratulation! But do your best to get 10/10 rating. :D
     
    YIAM, Dec 12, 2006 IP
  18. tonyinabox

    tonyinabox Peon

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    :eek: hehe i just do it the best like usual. :p
     
    tonyinabox, Dec 12, 2006 IP
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    #19
    I'm one of the top webmasters on scriptlance.com and i use getafreelancer too, so my advice to get the job is just submit a demo - if it's a php script do the script and show a demo - you'll get the project!
     
    DomainMagnate, Dec 12, 2006 IP
  20. tonyinabox

    tonyinabox Peon

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    thank you MG. I sent them the demo plus the flow chart doh! hehe
     
    tonyinabox, Dec 13, 2006 IP