When customer successfully placed the order and provided all the instructions needed for the completion, he starts choosing specific writers from his wish list, evaluated writers list, approved list of writers or finds them from search. Once preferred writer is chosen, customer sends request to the writer to place a bid for his project. On this stage writer receives notification, which may be found in his inbox messages or in the envelope icon placed in the right top corner of the profile. In order to place a bid, writer has to open the project (go to “My Projects” or simply follow the link provided in the received notification).
Writer can place a bid if he/she has a suitable price for the project, otherwise there are two options: if writer doesn’t have price that matches customer request, he may add the requested price to his price list or send his price offer to the customer (writer can set his own proposition on “price/page” and send the message with price option to the customer by clicking “add to price list”).
Once price is set, writer has to click on “Accept bid”, and for the further progress, customer is obliged to pay for the order (or reject the proposition). As soon as payment is completed, writer receives notification message and status of the order automatically changes to “In progress”.
Now, writer can start working on the order, and, as soon as file is ready, he can upload it by clicking on the button “Choose file” which changes to “Upload file” when the document is chosen.
Writer can change the status of their uploaded files to “Set as draft” (when sending draft version), or “Set as final” (when uploading the final version of the project). Customer, on the other hand, can also change the status to “Revision” or “Approved”. Writer receives notification messages every time when status of the text is changed.