This articles explains how freelancers can make money through Apexlistings.
There are 2 MAIN earning opportunities. First one is by adding services which you can offer at a given price. See Examples of services here.
LOGIN TO YOUR ACOUNT-->GO TO JOBS & SERVICES-->MY SERVICES-->ADD SERVICE
The second one is by bidding on available jobs. Buyers who can't find specific services post jobs to describe what they are looking for.
LOGIN TO YOUR ACOUNT-->GO TO JOBS & SERVICES-->OPEN JOBS
Click on the job you want to apply and then click on "Bid On This Job" on the right side of your screen
Average Bid is calculated based on number of bids and amount each bidder quoted.
When you bid ensure to quote a value that is within the budget range for the job.
HOW TO BID SUCCESSFULLY
Several Freelancers will be bidding on the same job therefore in order to stand out, a freelancer needs to put the following things in consideration
When a Buyer posts a job he/she decides on a budget. Freelancers need to quote a price within the budget mentioned by the Buyer.
Buyers mention the skills that they think perfectly match their job description. As a freelancer it will be a waste to bid on a job that you have no skills for.
The bid that a freelancer sends to the Buyer also sends the first impression. Buyers appreciate freelancers who write a well formated bid with correct grammar and spelling and explain clearly why the freelancer is interested in the job.
Sometimes Buyers ask a question in their job description, freelancers should ensure to give an answer in the bid description so as to show attention to detail and that they read the job description in full.
Users of our platform have never met and are complete stangers so Buyers always look for that one thing than can build trust. In this case freelancer verification status plays a big role. Buyers tend to trust freelancers who are verified because we assure them that if anything goes wrong they can contact despute resolution center and get help. Check your verification status from your profile or click "BECOME A VERIFIED USER" from your dashboard.
HOW TO BEGIN WORK
Freelancers should NEVER begin work without being HIRED. We put in place measures to ensure every freelancer who is hired gets paid for the job.
How To Know You have been Hired
In order for you to begin work you must have been picked by the Buyer(Employer)
When you are picked, you will receive an email from us letting you know that you have an offer from the Buyer, you need to accept and begin work.
Your Offer will be available under JOBS & SERVICES-->MY BIDS
Once you accept the offer, the job status will change from FROZEN to CLOSED
You can now work on the job with a guarantee of getting payment.
Ensure to communicate with the Buyer via our Private messaging Option
HOW TO WITHDRAW YOUR EARNINGS
Click on Mpesa as your payment Method and the following window opens
Withdrawal fee has been reduced to 10%. In order to withdraw, your balance should be equal to or above Ksh 300
Related Read: How To Write a Winning Bid