When a job is posted on Elance, the job can be listed as either as a Fixed Price job or Hourly. In your proposals, bids below a certain amount are not allowed. See below for the minimum amounts allowed on Elance. Proposals under the stated range are considered a proposal under budget.
Minimums for Fixed Price Jobs
When posting a Fixed Price job*, Clients will indicate their budget range as they post the job. You can then submit proposals within acceptable ranges, and you must adhere to a minimum amount depending on the range selected by the Client. Below are the minimum acceptable amounts for each budget range.
|Job Posting Budget||Proposal Minimum|
|Less than $500||$20|
Minimums for Hourly Jobs
For Hourly jobs, proposals can be submitted at 70% of posted Hourly range. Proposals under $3 an hour are not allowed.