Poll: Have you entered your rates in your ProZ.com profile?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
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Feb 20, 2011

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you entered your rates in your ProZ.com profile?".

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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Member (2007)
German to Turkish
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No tambien... Feb 20, 2011

I do not prefer to enter it. Because some outsourcers use it for...

Some projects would be very difficult...

If I enter my rates:

Maybe such e-mails comes from outsourcer(s)??
------------------------------------------------------------

-- Hi Adnan we have a large volume 25.000 w project. I know your rates is XXXXw please accept it or not

-- ???




Anadolu'dan selamlar
Saludos desde Anatolia

[Edited at 2011-02-20 10:13 GMT]


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2006)
German to English
Yes Feb 20, 2011

but only as reference. I always negotiate my rates direct with the respective customers and have never had a problem with this yet.

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
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Other Feb 20, 2011

I can't remember.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Yes, but Feb 20, 2011

... like the Pirate Code in the movie, they are "more like guidelines"... and I haven't updated them... ever.

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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:04
Member (2005)
English to Japanese
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Yes, but Feb 20, 2011

seems to me that not many people pay attention and I often get job offers which are way below my set rate (a bit OT, but this issue applies to my availability calendar too).

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2009)
English to German
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Yes, but... Feb 20, 2011

I have entered them, but they are invisible.

This way I can negotiate them on an individual basis with the end client and/or the agency.

Whether or not I accept jobs which rate is below mine depends on the kind of job, the "known/unknown" outsourcer, the amount of work and further jobs. This, of course, excludes NPOs.

Happy Sunday!


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Cristina Heraud-van Tol  Identity Verified
Peru
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Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Yes, I do Feb 20, 2011

And I get jobs based on that.

I really don't understand the issue of entering rates and making them invisible. If you put effort in noting down your rates, but nobody can see it, then why bothering???


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Jenn Mercer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:04
Member (2009)
French to English
Try a range Feb 20, 2011

Adnan Özdemir wrote:

I do not prefer to enter it. Because some outsourcers use it for...

Some projects would be very difficult...

If I enter my rates:

Maybe such e-mails comes from outsourcer(s)??
------------------------------------------------------------

-- Hi Adnan we have a large volume 25.000 w project. I know your rates is XXXXw please accept it or not

-- ???




Anadolu'dan selamlar
Saludos desde Anatolia

[Edited at 2011-02-20 10:13 GMT]


I was concerned with being held to one rate for difficult jobs so I entered in a range. My established clients don't mind if I give them a discount for prompt payment and I have no problem saying that I will need to charge a surcharge of X for Y extra service, as applicable.


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Hilary Davies Shelby
United States
Local time: 17:04
German to English
Enter a starting rate Feb 20, 2011

I think mine says "My rates start at x EUR" or something like that, and then explains that jobs that require more research or are more specialised will be charged at a higher rate. I've found that this tends to (but not always!) weed out the peanuts-payers.

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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 01:04
Member (2007)
German to Turkish
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@Jenn Feb 20, 2011

Hi Jenn,

Why not? Good idea. But i think most outsourcers will be to try to dictate at the bottom of the price range (especially some non-American outsourcers!)

Best wishes from Anatolia


Jenn Mercer wrote:

Adnan Özdemir wrote:

I do not prefer to enter it. Because some outsourcers use it for...

Some projects would be very difficult...

If I enter my rates:

Maybe such e-mails comes from outsourcer(s)??
------------------------------------------------------------

-- Hi Adnan we have a large volume 25.000 w project. I know your rates is XXXXw please accept it or not

-- ???




Anadolu'dan selamlar
Saludos desde Anatolia

[Edited at 2011-02-20 10:13 GMT]


I was concerned with being held to one rate for difficult jobs so I entered in a range. My established clients don't mind if I give them a discount for prompt payment and I have no problem saying that I will need to charge a surcharge of X for Y extra service, as applicable.


[Edited at 2011-02-20 18:38 GMT]


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Andrea Jarmuschewski  Identity Verified
France
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Member (2007)
French to German
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Hiding the rates Feb 20, 2011

Cristina Heraud-van Tol wrote:
I really don't understand the issue of entering rates and making them invisible. If you put effort in noting down your rates, but nobody can see it, then why bothering???


This way, they are taken into account for the Proz rates calculator.



[Edited at 2011-02-20 21:48 GMT]


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Laureana Pavon  Identity Verified
Uruguay
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Member (2007)
English to Spanish
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Getting job offers by publishing (extremely) low rates Feb 20, 2011

I've also entered my rates so that they are available for the rates calculator but they are not visible.

Why? Because I don't think that price should be the first factor taken into consideration. I've seen people publish rates of USD0.02-0.04 and I'm sure they're getting all sorts of offers, but not of the kind that would be of interest to me.

[Edited at 2011-02-20 22:01 GMT]


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Oliver Lawrence  Identity Verified
Italy
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Partial member (2008)
Italian to English
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"Yes but hidden" should be split... Feb 21, 2011

...into "Yes but visible only to outsourcers" and "Yes but visible to none", as reflecting the facility to do so in our Profiles.

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