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oDesk Is Driving Me Nuts Please Help

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by InsanelySane, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. InsanelySane

    InsanelySane Power Member

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    I put up a job posting ad looking for a editor. I need anywhere from 1-60 articles if it pans out. Assuming I get enough business needed for 60 articles. Otherwise it could as low as 5. As a fixed price I just put up $30 as I figured that would get more views.

    My question is. What if I hire an editor under the contract fixed price of $30 but I only needed them to edit 15 articles ($7.50 worth) by the time the allocated contract time is up? What happens to the remaining $22.50? Do I get it back or was it never withdrawn from my account in the first place? Or does oDesk hold it for me for future use?

    My other question is, how can I pay an editor $1 to edit an article for me as a sample before I choose to hire them?
     
  2. Nilsz

    Nilsz BANNED BANNED

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    I think you are in the wrong category... ;)
     
  3. ContentWriter

    ContentWriter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    InsanelySane,

    I don't think you'll get a "sane" editor who can edit/proofread 15 articles for only $7.50. If ever one is willing to do that at that price, I am 99.99 percent sure that person is either broke or he/she is very new in the field of writing/editing and he/she doesn't know how to price himself/herself well just yet. I'm a frelancer on oDesk, by the way. Even if you put in $60.00 in the estimated budget to edit 60 articles, I don't think any experienced editor will take the bite, unless each article has 50 to 100 words only.

    With regard to your question, you can pay any freelancer on oDesk based on your agreed upon price. So, there's no need to pay an X amount if the actual project's price is only worth a Y amount.

    I would recommend you to use the chat support team of oDesk. They can explain these things to you as well. Contacting them is for free.

    I hope that helps.

    - www.ipresencebizsolutions.com
     
  4. ultrahumor

    ultrahumor Newbie

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    you can pay as much as you like. The fixed price is just a budget and you control how much to pay
     
  5. nishat

    nishat BANNED BANNED

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    This is depend of you,You can pay any amount for fixed price,But don't be scammer then you will be suspended