This is unfortunate, but not the end of the world. Perhaps it was just timing. A simple repost of the job might be in order.
The most common reasons a job doesn’t receive any bids are:
- Incorrect pricing. The price for the job is either too high to seem reasonable or too low for designers to comfortably bid on.
- Solution: Repost the job with an adjusted price. During job creation, Commissions recommends a price for the job. Using this job as a starting point for the price you ultimately want to offer is generally a good idea.
- Unrealistic timelines. The requested completion date for the job does not give a designer enough time to complete the work.
- Solution: Repost the job with a longer deadline. This may enable more designers to fit your job into their schedules, and will lead to more bids.
- Unclear job descriptions. Designers are less likely to bid on a job if the descriptions are confusing or difficult to interpret.
- Solution: Double check your job posting. Does the job description and individual item descriptions provide enough clarity that a designer can confidently take the job?