You get a maximum of up to 5 non-cumulative free bids a month (Some promotions will allow you to earn more monthly bids) . If you use these up, you‘ll be able to purchase more. You’ll be notified of this whenever you bid on a project and your bids have run out.
If you find a project you can fulfil, click the bid button. You’ll need to make the employer / project owner an offer for a price and how long it will take you to complete the project. Be realistic as undercutting your fellow bidders only to create delays or not get proper remuneration for your work will ultimately work against you in ratings and future work with the same employer.
In the beginning it is harder to get chosen for projects, but as long as the first few you do are stellar, you’ll find your bid acceptance rate increases.
You can also make any comments or pose any questions to the employer in your bid application. The employer will then be able to contact and discuss these with you before accepting your bid.