Freelancers - Bidding

Can I modify a bid I've already submitted?

Yes. You may edit your bid on any active project. Please follow the instructions below:

  • Log in to Freelancer
  • Click "Projects".
  • Click the "Projects Bid On" button.
  • Click on the project name in the list
  • Locate your bid (it will be the only one with buttons)
  • Click the "Edit Bid" button


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Can I modify my bid on a project I already accepted?

Yes, you can now change your bid amount and the number of days for project completion even after accepting a project. We just need to wait for your employer's approval for the same before it takes place.


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How are the fees adjusted after the bid modification?

If the new amount proposed is greater than the original bid amount, both the freelancer and employer will be charged project fees according to the difference and depending on their membership type.

Here is the detailed list of the Fees and Charges.

If the new amount is less than the original bid, the project fees will remain unchanged.


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How do I bookmark projects?

To bookmark a project, click the Bookmark icon to the right of the project listing or on the top right of the project view page. Project bookmarking is available to Basic, Plus, Standard and Premium members. Upgrade Now!

How do I deliver a project?

You may deliver a project by any method agreed upon by you and the Service Buyer. Depending on the project type, options may include upload to the Buyer’s hosting account, email, and more. You may, of course, use the Private Message board to deliver individual files as well. We recommend using our Milestone Payment System to ensure payment on delivery of the finished project.

How do I submit a bid?

Before placing your first bid, we recommend reading 10 Tips for Writing an Effective Bid. When you find a project you'd like to bid on, simply click the "Bid on This Project" button at the top or bottom of the bid listing to access the bid form for the project. Enter your bid amount, the number of days for delivery, and any necessary details, then click the “Place Bid” button.

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How do I modify my bid on a project I already accepted?

To modify your bid for an accepted project, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the project page.
  2. Click the "Change My Bid" option that is located on the upper right hand corner of the page.
  3. Indicate the new bid amount and/or the number of days for project completion.
  4. Click "Submit Request".

Your employer will be notified of your request.


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How do I view my bookmarked projects?

To view your bookmarks, click Bookmarked Projects in the navigation menu under Browse Jobs. View your bookmarked projects now.

How often are my bids replenished?

On, your bids are returned to you periodically. This means that as you use your bids, you will be returned a bid at a set interval according to your membership plan.


For example:

  1. Free members earn a total of 8 bids in the span of 1 month at a set interval of 1 bid every 90 hrs.
  2. Intro members earn a total of 15 bids in the span of 1 month at a set interval of 1 bid every 50 hrs.
  3. Basic members earn a total of 50 bids in the span of 1 month at a set interval of 1 bid every 14.5 hrs.
  4. Plus members earn a total of 100 bids in the span of 1 month at a set interval of 1 bid every 7.5 hrs.
  5. Professional members earn a total of 300 bids in the span of 1 month at a set interval of 1 bid every 2.5 hrs.
  6. Premier members earn a total of 1500 bids in the span of 1 month at a set interval of 1 bid every 30 mins.

You will get one (1) additional bid when the following occurs:

  • A project you bid on expires without the employer awarding it within 30 days or is cancelled.
  • If you are on a paid membership, you will receive 1 bid for every review you have. This applies to a maximum of 50 reviews.

You can view your remaining bids and the time left until you get your next bid back on the right-hand side of your Dashboard.

Is there a fee for bidding?

No. You can bid for free regardless of your membership level. Instead, you get a specific number of bids each month (your bid limit), which you can use to bid for work on Freelancer. Your bid limit depends on the type of membership you have.

Get a detailed explanation of bid limits

What are Highlighted Bids?

Highlighted Bids is an option for Freelancers to feature their bids, highlight it and make it stand out from all the other bids. It incurs a onetime fee of ₱40.00 PHP.

When you want to highlight your bid, tick that option in the bid creation page. If you don't have funds in your account, you will get an "Insufficient Funds" error.

What does it mean when a project is Frozen?

When a project's status is Frozen it means:

  • The Employer, or bidder(s), must take action for the project to progress
  • No one else can bid on the project


A project becomes Frozen when the Employer selects one or more bidders, and is waiting for them to accept the project. Once the project is accepted, the project status changes to Closed.

What is a Prepaid Project?

Prepaid projects give you additional confidence when considering projects from prospective employers as they have paid an upfront deposit towards the payment of their project.

If you are the first freelancer to be awarded their project, these funds will be allocated to you as a Milestone payment.
Prepaid projects are highlighted with a Prepaid ribbon in project listings.

What is my bid limit?

Your bid limit is the number of bids you can use each month to bid for work on Your exact bid limit depends on your membership type:

  • Free Members get 8 bids per month.
  • Intro Members get 15 bids per month.
  • Basic Members get 50 bids per month.
  • Plus Members get 100 bids per month.
  • Professional Members get 300 bids per month.
  • Premier Members get 1500 bids per month.

Additionally, your bids are also replenished periodically, according to your membership.

Why am I unable to bookmark projects?

Project bookmarking is available to Intro, Basic, Plus, Standard and Premium members. Upgrade Now!

Why can't I bid on a project?

You may be unable to bid on a project for the following reasons:

  1. You need to verify a payment source and/or take a paid exam.
  2. You have no skills related to the project.
  3. You have used up your total number of bids.
  4. You need to update your profile picture, summary and sub-heading.
  5. You are banned from the Freelancer Directory

If none of the reasons above apply, please submit a support ticket through our Online Help Desk


Will I be notified about the status of the change bid request?

You will receive a newsfeed update and email whether your employer accepts or rejects the bid change request.


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Will my employer be notified about the request to modify my bid?

Notifications in the form of newsfeed updates and emails will be posted throughout the modification process in order to maintain good communication between the employer and freelancer.

Your employer will be notified given the following scenarios:

  • After submitting the request form, your employer will receive the notification to either approve or decline the new bid.
  • If additional fees are to be charged, your employer will be notified about the breakdown.
  • On acceptance of the request, the employer will be notified with the confirmation of the change.


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