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Applying and Negotiating for Job Posts

One of the ways Sellers can make money on OddJobs is through applying for Job Posts, which are specific requests made by Buyers on the Explore Page.

But, not all Posts might match what you think would be fair value for your services – and you might even want to offer better value for a service your potential customer isn’t aware of! Here we’ll outline how you can do that. 

If you want to learn more about Job Posts, check out our guide here.

How do I know which Job Posts to apply for?

Job Posts are split into categories, and the Buyer will also usually list out a set of requirements and description of what they need done.

As a Seller, you can filter out Job Posts based on categories that best suit your abilities. For example, if you’re a marketer or graphics designer, you might want to look through the Business or Design categories.

How do I apply for a Job Post?

  1. Go to ‘Explore’ on the top navigation bar

  2. Browse for a Job Post

  3. Click ‘Apply’ to a Job Post you think suits your skills. Alternatively, you can also click the title of the Job Post to view their main Job Post page for more details.

  4. Optional: If you would like to propose a different date of completion, enter your alternative in the ‘Date and Time’ box. We recommend entering one which is closest to Buyer’s set date to have a better chance of success.

  5. Optional: If you would like to propose a different budget, enter your alternative amount in the ‘Budget’ box. Once again, it’s best to stay as close as possible to the Buyer’s number.

  6. Optional: Enter a description of why you think you’d be best. Try to describe your experience and skills as much as possible!

  7. Optional: Upload files to prove your ability. The closer it is to the job, the better. This helps give confidence to the Buyer when choosing you.

  8. Once you’re done, click ‘Apply’.

Tip: Most Buyers will check each of the applicant’s Sellers profiles, so make sure yours is done well or edited to best suit what you’re applying for.

How many Job Posts can I apply for?

You can apply for as many Job Posts as you like! Though keep in mind that quality applications are far better than the quantity of applications, it’ll save you a lot of time and hassle!

I’ve already applied, what do I do now?

All that’s left to do now is wait! You’ll be notified if your application was successful or not.

Further Negotiations

Interested Buyers might want to contact you directly in your Inbox if they want to learn more about you or to further negotiate different terms.

Once you and the Buyer have fully broken down the finer details, confirming the negotiation can go in two ways:

  1. Seller Reapplication. You would resend an application on the same Job Post with the details that you and the Buyer agreed upon directly.

Buyer Repost. The Buyer can alternatively repost a new Job Post which you can apply for with whatever details were agreed upon directly.