How do I cancel a job on Elance.com?
I signed up for the elance.com site and submitted a job for which I sought assistance, but after getting all my responses - 17 bids! - I found out from my boss that we aren't going to be doing that project after all, due to what he calls a "strategic repositioning of the company". How do I cancel the project without getting in trouble with elance.com?
Actually, it's surprisingly straightforward, and as it happens, I too have to cancel a project I'm involved with because someone in my own organization stepped forward to take on the job after previously saying she was too busy.
Here are the basic steps:
The Bidding Control buttons are a bit hard to find in their busy interface, the area on the top right of the project information page looks like this:
It's the "Cancel Project" button you want, which takes you to a small box where you can explain what happened:
Type in your reason, click "Submit", and you're home free.
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