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Add "within 1 day" and "within 3 days" options

I find that when we post bid, the minimal option is "within 1 week".

I think that is too long a duration. We have situations when we can finish a project within the same day or in 2-3 days. in such a case, writing "1 week" doesn't give correct idea to the client.

Please consider adding "within 1 day" and "within 3 days" options also in the list of duration.

or, even better, to give absolute freedom of choice, just give a field "no. of days to complete" and we can give option from 0 days to any no. of days.

Thanks.

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Score: 4.6, Votes: 7
i think the reason why the

i think the reason why the minimum is set to 1 week is because the review period is also 1 week.

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." - Maya Angelou
Try harder, or care less.

could be. but what does a

could be.

but what does a review period has to do with the time one takes to complete a project?

If it is linked to that, it should be delinked. conveying to the client wrongly that we will take upto 1 week minimum to complete a project will doom our chances of getting awarded, if the project can be completed within a day.

Thanks.

[quote=V S Rawat]...

V S Rawat wrote:
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but what does a review period has to do with the time one takes to complete a project?

it protects the client. this should be self-explanatory (besides, i have no inclination to go on about something that should be obvious).

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If it is linked to that, it should be delinked. conveying to the client wrongly that we will take upto 1 week minimum to complete a project will doom our chances of getting awarded, if the project can be completed within a day.

i'm willing to bet it's your communication skills that will "doom your chances of getting awarded" more than anything else. if you are capable of effectively conveying to a client that you can finish the project in less time than the one week stated, you shouldn't be bothered by the limits oDesk puts in place.

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." - Maya Angelou
Try harder, or care less.

Nonsense.

V S Rawat wrote:
conveying to the client wrongly that we will take upto 1 week minimum to complete a project will doom our chances of getting awarded, if the project can be completed within a day.

Thanks.

Nonsense. How could it "doom your chances" when it is the exact same for every other applicant? It's not like you are the only one with the "1 week" minimum duration, and as if all the other contractors can quote in hourly increments!" All you have to say in your cover letter is "I can get this done within XX days / hours if need be!" - Problem solved. Not that there ever was a problem in the first place... It doesn't say "Time to complete is one week and you can not do it quicker...." Clients don't want the fastest contractor, they want the best quality work within their budget. This is not a racetrack.

I agree with Junelle on the other points she made.

PS - Who is "WE?" - You keep saying "we" and "our" ... ?

I see no problem. I just mark

I see no problem. I just mark less than a week and tell the client it will take
4 hours to complete in the application.

We need to convey the duration separately to client

Exactly, if we need to convey separately to client how long we will take, then this field becomes not really required.

What is the problem the site developer have to give various days option so that we can just click or choose that option to convey to the client, and need not write to him in personal message.

I guess covering letters are not visible to other bidders so others can't bid lesser duration to compete better.

Thanks.

I had rather oDesk fix broken

I had rather oDesk fix broken items, than add anymore at this time.

Besides, i have no problem adding in a few more words at the top of
the app.

Where i do see somewhat of a problem, is that client can post a due date of
less than a week from submital, and we can only go down to less than a week.
But that goes back to put it in the app.