Terry L. Thatcher, Ph.D. wrote:Hello all, following is a an offer I had studied lately. I didn´t find it bad, considering a potential translation project and hence boosting outsourcers total turnover. I feel going down with the prices is not a good solution, whereas highset pricing is equally bad. So here I found the argument very amicable.
I don't know about you, but occasionally I do like to bid on a job for which the price being offered is officially less than my "minimum" stated rate.
When I try to do that, the system forces me to enter a price that is within my "stated rates". This means I have to enter a note, and hope that the outsourcer takes the time to read it, instead of just looking at the "price" the system has forced me to enter and throwing my application away!
Can this protective feature (I suppose it's intended to be protective?) be overridden or eliminated, please? I am happy to take responsibility for the jobs I choose to bid on. I don't need to have a filter to prevent me from bidding on a lower-priced job that I may have other, non-financial reasons to bid on.
In the attach please find the sample translation. Currently I am busy with xxx project till the weekend, after that only I can take up yours. I quote €0.xx per source word. DTP €xx,- /Hrs / averaging x-x pages. Webprojection ( shall finish a couple of pages embedded in Html, either your template or mine) €xxx,- per page. Give you / your customer a link or a presentation on my website at yearly at xx% total sales of your product range through my site, ie., all my customers would be seeing it, which is internally revenue for you (r) customer. Passive ereselling model.