Off topic: Why can I submit quotes on some job postings and contact the poster directly on others?
Thread poster: nandaryan
Local time: 05:39
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Jan 16

so i'm fairly new to this website, and i'm having trouble understanding the terms used when i'm trying to find jobs.

bear with me, my newbie question may make some of you seasoned pros scoff in disbelief, some may even find it silly but, hey, it's better to ask questions rather than getting lost right?

first of all, what does quoting(some jobs require me to submit quotes, while some requires to contact directly) mean? i really don't grasp the concept. can someone explain what it means?

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Alejandro Cavalitto
Local time: 19:39
Welcome to! Jan 18

Dear nandaryan,

First of all, welcome to and thank you for raising this question.

The act of submitting a quote is what happens when you contact job poster after seeing a job posting you are interested in at . Note that you must first meet the requirements set out by the job poster before you are allowed to contact them.

Note that not all job postings accept quotes. Some outsourcers prefer to be contacted directly via email and so their email address is made visible in the "Contact information" section of the job posting (and so the "Submit quote" button is not visible).

Only site members can submit a quote on a job posting. Please see for more information.

By the way, that the main channel to get jobs in are direct searches in the directory. Please see for more information on how to find jobs through the directory.

Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any question. You can post here on the forums, or contact site staff directly through the Support Center:

Best regards,

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Thank you for the feedback :) Jan 20

Thank you for explaining what it means! Much appreciated.

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