Mini Guide

Consiglio: When hiring a virtual worker (,, etc), always bury a code word in the request to ensure they have read your request

Consiglio del giorno che ti può essere utile:

I have been ordering a number of projects off both sites this week (Fiverr and Freelancer), and am always amazed how many gig workers will bid on the title alone, without reading the actual details of the request.

My strategy (not original to me, though I can't remember where I read this advice) is to add a sentence, three-quarters of the way through the task description, telling them that their bid will not be considered unless they include some random word that I name: like “GLASSES” or “TUGBOAT” or “SUNSHINE”.

Then when reviewing bid submissions, unless there is some compelling reason not to, I delete every bid that doesn't include that word. On my last request (tonight), I deleted 12 of 19 bids, then focused on the 7 remaining bidders, who actually READ my request, and selected an amazingly talented and detail oriented producer to deliver this next project, knowing he already fully understood what I wanted delivered.