Which one is better to use for applying to available jobs- Bidding or sending emails?
Thread poster: PRAKAASH

PRAKAASH  Identity Verified
India
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May 10, 2003

Hi,

What I\'ve found on proz is using bidding costs your browniz that are included in one\'s profile. So. what I\'m doing at present is simply tracing out the email ID of the job supplier and sending emails regarding available jobs. But I\'m not sure, which one is more better option- bidding or sending emails? Bidding simply doesn\'t assure that you\'ll receive the job. That is why, I\'m prefering EMAILS instead of Bidding1 Can anyone have suggestions regarding the same? If anyone can share his\\her experiences regarding this question, he/she is welcome to do so!

With Best Regards!

PRAKAASH

kafle2@hotmail.com


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Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
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Both are fine May 11, 2003

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On 2003-05-10 15:01, PRAKAASH wrote:

If anyone can share his\\her experiences regarding this question, he/she is welcome to do so!





I\'ve tried both with the same result - \"0\".



Regards,

Nikita Kobrin





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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 00:53
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It depends May 12, 2003

Hi Prakaash



I think it depends on the outsourcer.

Some say \"bid through ProZ exclusively\", others say \"e-mail only\".



I prefer to do it through ProZ, because in that way it can be considered for statistics and as a Platinum member, my bid will go to a better position.

I do so even when the outsourcer wants to be contacted through e-mail, I bid through both means.



Keep in mind that if the outsourcer has his mailbox full, he\'s likely to send everything to trash.

Just my thoughts.


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Ivan Eikås Skjøstad  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 06:53
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Price is what matters May 12, 2003

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On 2003-05-11 23:27, Nikita Kobrin wrote:

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On 2003-05-10 15:01, PRAKAASH wrote:

If anyone can share his\\her experiences regarding this question, he/she is welcome to do so!





I\'ve tried both with the same result - \"0\".



Regards,

Nikita Kobrin









I think that most of the jobs offered on proz goes to the lowest bidders, and that\'s why I seldom bid. (but proz is a fantastic site, and many jobs have come my way through my profile and website.)

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