(You): I posted a project on odesk that got no bids. If I verify my payment method, will I get more bids, or does this mean no one’s interested in the project?
(David): I’m not an oDesk veteran but can provide some insight. Without a verified payment method your bid count will in most chances be considerably lower. Including a link to your project will probably allow me to give you more insight!
Also see odesk buyer best practices:
(Jan): I’d be surprised if the deal breaker were the payment method (although I can’t prove it :).
But also it seems strange that you got ZERO bids – usually, some bids come in no matter how difficult/boring/odd etc the project is.
Have you applied any filters regarding geography? The said no-matter-what-project bids usually come from India and Pakistan, sometimes Ukraine.
(You): thanks. Nope, no filters. The problem is that right now I have *no* verified payment method at all, because I haven’t yet gotten the magic $10 debit to my credit card. Could that be stopping people from applying? Plus, the budget’s listed as $50
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