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?

(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:

http://www.odesk.com/help/help/learning-center/buyer_hmp

http://www.odesk.com/users/~~d9cac6c0de95713b

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(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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