|Please read and follow these guidelines|
Do not post any full-time/part-time jobs, partnerships or your software for sale. Request bids only for specific and descriptive projects. We do not allow illegal, warez projects and request for a clone of a similar freelance script/site. Additionally, if we feel that your project is inappropriate or is in violation of our policies, it will be removed without any notice.
Do not provide any kind of contact information anywhere including message boards. We monitor the site and boards (we will delete your account).
Do not negotiate offline - it is free but when you receive bids and when ready, pick a bid and do not ask the freelancer to contact you offline or do not settle transactions offline without paying our commission. We hope to earn a small commission (from freelancers) to pay our bills and eat with any leftover funds.
Provide a complete and accurate description for your project so the .
Do not pay in advance, pay in stages and deposit money in escrow account first and then pay the freelancer from escrow as and when each stage of the project has been completed.
Buyer, Project Manager FAQ
How does this
After signing up, you can open
a project and provide all the details of the project you
Freelancers will then be able to view your project and bid
on it. This is similar to an auction, but there is no mandatory
end date and you choose the winning bid yourself. Once you
have chosen a freelancer they will begin work on your project.
How much does
There is no signup fee and no monthly
fee, and but you are required to give FreelanceAuction.com a commission
on each project you when you select a bid. The commission is
only $5 when you pick a bid and hire a freelancer.
How do I communicate
You can post messages on the
message boards. If you post a private message, only the user
it's addressed to will be able to see it, that user will also
be notified by e-mail that you posted a project for them. You are not allowed to contact directly, ask to contact you, or provide any contact information until a bid is picked (you can communicate via the message board). After you pick a bid, both parties are at liberty to communicate directly by any preferred methods.
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Projects & Bidding
How do I open
a new project?
Click on the "create project"
button or go
What is a budget range?
You can optionally specify how
much money you are able to spend on this project.
Why do I have
to choose the amount of days until my project needs to be
There needs to be an end to every
project, to leave room for new ones. But you can extend your
project any time you want.
Can I change
the information I provided about my project?
No, but you can use the message
board to post new info. If the information you provided is
completely wrong, you can close your project without choosing
a freelancer and without any penalty. You can then go ahead
and open a new project.
How do I
close my project, extend it, or pick a freelancer?
You can do all this by logging
in to the account management area. Click on the "Manage
Account" button or go
Can I re-open
a closed a project?
No, you will have to open a new
it mean if my project is frozen?
This means the ending date you
chose for the project has past. No Freelancers can place any
new bids, you must either pick a freelancer or extend the
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Payments & Fees
Do I have to add
money to my account?
Not right away, but when you pick a bid - see more below.
How and when do I pay the freelancer?
Once you are ready to pick the bid, login to your account and click on the link to pick a bid, next to your project. The freelancer will be emailed. Then click on the add funds button and money to your account. Deposit funds (equal to the winning bid amount) in an escrow account to the freelancer (available for each project in your account panel), by clicking on the escrow link in your account panel.
How can I protect myself?
Use the escrow feature in your account or pay the freelancer in stages. Add funds into your account and then from your account panel, put the money (equal to the winning bid amount) in an escrow to the freelancer, by clicking on the escrow link. Pay the freelancer when the work is completed or pay the freelancer in different stages.
If the freelancer does not complete the work, can I get my money back?
NO, if you pay the freelancer directly (unless they are willing to give you a refund).
YES, if you put the money in an escrow on our site as we advice you to (login to your account panel and click on the escrow link) and if the work is not started or completed, then first email us and explain us what the situation is. Then just click on the "withdraw" button. We will email the freelancer and once we confirm that the work was not done, we will approve your withdrawal.
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