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How to Bid on People's WTB's and WTT's Be Hired and Get Work as a Freelancer



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How to Bid on People's WTB's and WTT's Be Hired and Get Work as a Freelancer

If you're a freelancer and can do a service of some kind and want to find some work, the SEOClerks WTB and WTT section is where you can find people who want to hire you!

But how to know who's hiring?

This is where your skills come into play! If you put your skills as keywords in your profile, when people use those keywords in their WTB's and WTT's, you will get a notification about it. So if you have SEO, SMO, SMM skills or have skills blogging, writing, translating, or with WordPress or Windows, VPS, etc etc, put those words as your skills in your profile.
How to Bid on People
Then when people put those keywords in their WTB in the skills field, you are going to get a notification about that telling you that some member has just started a WTB which you may have the skills to complete.
How to Bid on People
Then all you have to do is visit that WTB and place your bid on it! Obviously doing that doesn't guarantee the buyer will order from your bid. But there are some things you can do though to increase the chances of that...

A Lesson in Bidding on People's WTB's

It's a little annoying when people bid on your WTB's for things you don't want, need or ask for. It's a waste of time for the WTB starter, it dilutes and devalues the WTB and turns it into a free for all smorgasbord for anyone to bid anything. That's not what they're for! I understand that people want to make money. I get that! But there's a place for everything and everything in a place! And I know some things are related and might be what the WTB starter might be interested in too such as if I was to start a WTB asking for YouTube subs, someone might place a bid for YouTube views or likes too. That's not too bad but still annoying. But it's when people bid things not even remotely related such as if I start a WTB asking for YouTube subs and someone places a bid for SoundCloud views or something, it's like what!? For starters, I'm specifically asking for oranges not pears or bananas. Not only is it a waste of time for me as the WTB starter but you're also wasting your own time by bidding something I'm not looking for and anyone looking for what I was originally looking for by browsing the WTB section isn't likely going to want that either. All it ends up doing is making a mess of the WTB itself and WTB section and making you look like a wally at the same time!

Where's Wally? He's in your WTB that asks for blog comments placing a bid for SoundCloud views! Because you know, they're sooo relevant...

Rant over. This is all logical. For the above stated reasons. Don't place a bid on someone's WTB unless it's specifically what the WTB starter is asking for!

How to increase the chances of someone hiring you from your placed bid?

What's been said so far are some good things to think about, but nothing says it better than bullet points so let's shoot!

  • Be fast. Try to be the first bidder, first bids show you're active and fast - people like that!
  • Be helpful. Only bid what the buyer is asking for and nothing else.
  • Be fair. Don't bid a ridiculously high price! People want value for money.
  • Be ready. If they buy from your bid be ready to start working on their order.
  • Be professional. Provide what they wanted and deliver it in time.
  • Be strong. Sometimes they might not buy from your bid. It's okay you can't win them all!

So be fast, be fair, be helpful, be ready, be professional and be strong. People like it if you're a fast worker who's responsive and doesn't hang around. They like it when you tell them exactly what they're after, they like it when your price is fair and reasonable and they like it when your professional in your approach. That means be clear and concise and don't use bad grammar, spelling mistakes or txt spk. And be ready to be able to do the work for them as soon as they give you the require details. And lastly, be ready to not get picked. You won't win every WTB you bid on, be prepared to accept that. But don't let it put you off from bidding on other people's WTB's in the future. There are many people creating new WTB's every day!

How to get more WTB notifications?

Have more skills! But don't blag it! It's true the more skills you have that you put in your profile skills field, the more WTB notifications you will get when someone starts a WTB. But don't put skills there that you don't have! You can of course if you want, just to see what comes up, but definitely don't bid on people's WTB's for things you don't have the skill to do because if they buy it and you can't do it that is going to be a massive waste of time for the buyer and make you look bad.

Of course, even if you don't have the skills to do something yourself, it doesn't mean that you can't get the job done. Maybe you know someone that can do it, perhaps for a smaller fee than you're charging so you could give the work to them to do and then deliver it to the buyer when they deliver it to you. But doing this is not recommended if you're not 100% sure they can do it exactly how the buyer is asking. Plus you will have to pay for it upfront and if the quality of the work is poor and there's no refund option, you will have to deliver this to the buyer who may reject it and wish to cancel. That will mean you loose out and are out of pocket!

So for this reason you should only put skills in your profiles skills field that you actually have or can do. Whether it's through yourself, your friend or standby freelancer.
  • To do that, go to your settings page, then enter keywords as skills you can do in the Your Skills field.

How to Place a Bid on Someone's WTB?

This doesn't really need explaining, placing a bid on someone's WTB is the most straight forward and easy thing to do. But not everyone gets it right! For that reason, I've made a small mini-tutorial guide on how to do it.
How to Bid on People
WTB vs WTT

WTB = Want To Buy
WTT = Want To Trade


WTT's are a little different to WTB's. Instead of people asking for something they'll pay you in cash with, these are people that are willing to trade something with you they have for something they want. So for example; Ted could be looking for a VBulletin license and might have some WordPress themes he can trade with you for your VBulletin license. You see how it works? It doesn't just have to be products or files you can trade for what you want, you can trade your skills and talents for it too.

When you place a bid on someone's WTT, you should put what it is you can do and whether you can provide what they're asking for. The WTT starter will then be able to contact you so you can arrange to do the trade. It's as simple as that!

It's the same thing for the WTT section too. Only post things that are relevant to what the WTT starter has asked for. Use the mini tutorial above as a reference.

Okay this should hopefully reduce the amount of irrelevant bids people place and also increase the chances of your bid being accepted and you being hired! How to Bid on People

To your success!

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ajlancer

Hi idealmike thanks for your very good tutorial. I'm sure this tutorial should be helpful to new buyers and sellers. Especially those who do not know how to create a want to buy (WTB) according to his own requirements and want to trade another good section on SEOClerks who want to exchange service with each other. Both section are very unique on SEOClerks. But nowadays lots of spammers make spam in WTB section and doing fraud. And they offer to seller to join his own website for same service. I think SEOClerks has to do more regarding this section. I also reported previously.

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idealmike

Thanks Aj! Yes the WTB and WTT sections of SEOClerks can be very very useful for people to find a freelancer that can do whatever it is they need. By simply listing out what it is you need, someone with those skills can bid on that which helps you to find a freelancer for your requirements much faster. This is a very unique thing about SEOClerks that no other freelance site has in any other way like this. And I hear what you're saying, the good news is that this area will be more policed and moderated in the future and good changes are happening so that the WTB section in particular will be much better both for the WTB starter and for people who bid on them. How to Bid on People




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EliteWriter

That was very interesting, thanks for sharing these tips. I was not aware of the WTB section when I first joined. Then once I made it a point to check the site better, and came across this section. From then onwards I started to check it every day so as to see what new posts were put up. If they were suitable for my services and skills I bid, but it never occurred to me to do what you mentioned so as to get notifications directly.
The WTT section is good to have and even though I never used it I am glad that it is available as someday I might need to make use of it.




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idealmike

Thanks Elitewriter! Yes, I was aware that not many people actually know about the skills thing being so connected to WTB in that by simply having those skills in your skills field in your profile you can get notifications about WTB's that you might have the skills to complete. This means you can make much more money as a freelancer by getting more work by just having those skills listed in your profile. How to Bid on People




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masmuwa

why they remove our listings?? i ll add a sell and they have remove it within 10 min i dont know thats why//




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idealmike

Hi mate, well, it could be for a number of reasons, but always a legitimate one. It's likely that it was removed due to being a breach of SEOClerks Responsible Listing Guidelines. Or perhaps it was against one of the SEOClerks TOS. If that was the case, they would just remove it, they don't have to tell you they have but if you want to know the reason why you should open a support ticket and ask why and they should be able to tell you.




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ajlancer

Hi masmuwa thank for letting us your concern. You do not clear here what type of service you have created? But as per as I know according to new ?listings most of of SMM services are disapprove now. For example, if you create service for Facebook, like, followers or twitter like, followers or if other social service something like that, you are not allow for creating such service. Very good to know please read SEOclerks Listing Guidelines and follow SEOclerks TOS. And hope it should be helpful for you. And remind it all users get same priority, until if anybody will not destruct SEOclerks TOS. Despite of if you feel any error please contact with staff by help desk, they should tell you more clearly what was happening with you.

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EliteWriter

You must have put up a service that is against the listing guidelines. Please read them and understand them so as to see for yourself, and in such a way you will be able to create acceptable services from which you can make money without any problem.




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Nextant

Thank you so much, the title I thought had to be what there buying but you showed that it could be the time frame. I will use this in my future on seoclerks!




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idealmike

You're welcome! Yes you can get really creative with the title and think outside the box and use titles that contain call to actions in them which prove to be more effective I find and works in a subconscious way when you're telling someone you can do it and to do something to get it. It makes it much more likely they'll hire you for the job. Which I hope you'll go on to find yourse and get much work from the WTB's people make that you can do! How to Bid on People




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