How does this work?
Browse the list of projects posted by businesses for the ones
you would be interested in, or have projectSimple send you
an e-mail anytime a new project is posted that fits under
your expertise. Then you can decide to place a bid on the
project, as well as provide details of the work you can do.
Update or retract your bid anytime you want. When the project
creator chooses a Provider (winning bid) you will be notified.
If you are chosen you can begin work on the project and get
How much does this cost?
There is no signup fee and no monthly fee, but you are required
to give projectSimple a flat-fee on each project you win a
bid on. The fee is $5.00.
How do I communicate with Project Managers?
You can post messages on the message boards. If you post a
private message, only the user it's addressed to will be able
to see it, that user will also be notified by e-mail that
you posted a project for them.
Projects & Bids
How do I place a bid on a project?
Click on the "Place Bid" button which you can find on the
project page (there's one above and another below the list
of current bids).
How do I update a bid I already placed on
Just submit a new bid and your old one will automatically
How do I cancel a bid I placed?
Log in to the account management area, find the project, and
click on the "retract bid" link.
What if I have a question about a project
(that will help me place my bid)?
Just post a message on the message board for that project.
You can access project specific message boards by clicking
on the link provided on the project page.
Why can't I find the "Place Bid" button
on the project page?
If the project is closed it does not show up, because bidding
has ended. It will also not show up if the project is frozen,
which means bidding has temporarily been stopped.
What is "bid for the total project"?
This is the amount (in U.S. dollars) that you will charge
the project creator, if you are chosen. It's a project total,
NOT an hourly rate.
What if I can't make an accurate bid? Can
I just estimate how much I will charge for the project?
You should not make any estimates. The information provided
should be enough to decide how long it will take you to finish
the project. If there is not enough info, use the message
board to ask additional questions to the project creator before
placing your bid. Remember, by placing a bid you enter into
a legally binding contract. If you abuse this system you risk
receiving poor reviews by others, and possibly being banned
Payments & Fees
When do you charge your
commission and how much will it be?
As soon as you are chosen as the Provider for a project you
have bid on it will be closed/archived and you will be charged
Do I have to add money to my account?
Not right away, but eventually you will probably have to.
If your account balance is below zero dollars for more than
30 days your account will be frozen. You will not be able
to place any new bids on projects.
How do I add money to my account?
Login to the account management area and click on the "deposit"
If I end
up charging the project owner less than I bid on their project,
can I get a partial refund on the commission projectSimple