I see many that say "need some data entry" which really tells me nothing. People are bidding on them and they get awarded the job and it may be a job I want. However, without any details like how much data, or where it has to be entered (i.e. spreadsheet, website) I am just blindly bidding and that doesn't seem to make any sense.0 likes
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I personally find it pretty difficult to bid on such projects too. I have actually ended up doing way more work than my standard rate the first few times. Have also come across some very clueless clients who have no idea what they want and that's what makes their project description ambiguous too. These days I have started leaving a note saying that the bid amount and deadline may change after receiving the complete project details. That ways you get the opportunity to negotiate further after getting more information on the project.0 likes
You are completely right, many employers posting projects on Freelancer.com do not provide enough information in their descriptions. This is often due to the fact, that they are posting a project for the first time.
As a freelancer, I started bidding on projects with my skills and in case if the employer found my bid interesting, I was contacted.
I then had the opportunity to discuss more about the project, to find out what is was about exactly... and most importantly: to explain to the employer how to use different functions here on this platform, in order to make the project a success and to share some of the experience that I was able to win over time I am on Freelancer.com.