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Posting steps

How to submit a Gigbid ad

Follow the steps below to submit a post on GigBid; Login to your GigBid account, click on your perspective state/city or use the interactive location map. Select the type of posting category you desire to post under. Fill in all necessary information and details and Submit your new post. As part of our policy no bidders or ad owners contact information (eg. name, email, or phone number) will be revealed until an agreement is made. You may agree to as many bids as you like for the duration of the post.

Please note: Steps may vary a bit depending on the category of your post. Depending on the type of post, you may be asked to choose additional categories.

Required fields include:

  • Post title: (this will appear as the header of your post).
  • Contact name (this will be the name bidders will see once a bid is accepted)
  • The cost for your service, if it's a gig or job listing you will enter the most you are willing to pay.
  • Post description: the body of your post.
  • Reply email: the email address you will use for responses and bid alerts.(this will only be released to bidders who you have accepted an offer from).
  • Reply phone number: the phone number you wish to get a response from one an agreement is reached (this will only be released to bidders who you have accepted an offer from).
  • (Optional) Minimum amount: the minimum bid that you will accept.

Steps to creating a post:
  1. From any listing page click on the green "Post an Add" link at the top left corner. Click here to add post
  2. Choose the post type you would like to create (Gig, Service, Job).
  3. Select the appropriate category (these categories may be subject to change based on post type.
  4. Create your post click "continue to next step"
  5. Adding images, or a link to your video click "Save media" once complete to move to the next step, or click "Skip this step" to skip.
  6. Click "Select Files" to browse to your photo/media files, or drag and drop images into white space directly. When done click "Upload".
  7. Preview your listing or click the "Edit image", or "Edit post" button on the top left to make changes (It’s always important to check the details of your postings description)
  8. Agree to terms and conditions by checking the checkbox and click "Publish" to complete your ad posting.



How long does my post stay up?

Duration of post

Post lifespan: Your post will remain active for 29 days from the date of publishing. Bids may be accepted even after the post has expired and will remain in your post history for up to six months. Always keep your GigBid advertisement post live and current by "Renewing" your post status from your accounts page. This will keep your post new and bring it back to the top of the search list. See below. Don’t allow your posting period to expire, use the "Repost" option to repost an existing ad that has expired (a reposting fee may apply). See image below.

Example of what listings will look like from your account page.



Payments

Posting Fees


Price per ad category. Post up to 3 free Gig ads at once.

$Free per month  Post a Gig: (Click here to post up to 5 Gigs for Free )

$4.99 per month   Post a Service: (Click here if you are offering a service)

$15.00 per month Post a Job: (Click here if you have a job offer to post)

Payment transactions will be arranged, handled and exchanged between the two GigBid members that have entered into a confirmed agreement. GigBid is not responsible for any agreement that is not honored.

Paid posting account features:
  • Tools for managing paid postings. Including; editing, renewing, reposting, and deleting post.
  • Secure payment feature for your post.
  • Multiple payment options and credit card options.
  • Up to a month of advertising and bid reviewing.

Still have questions? Contact us here
Turnaround time is usually one (1) business day, but please allow up to three (3) business days.




Our agreement

Our agreement

By registering with GigBid, you are agreeing that you are of legal US working age (14). Once registered with a valid email or Facebook account the user will be able to fully navigate our site; purchase and bid on gigs/services/jobs as well as post, and have agreed not to violate our Terms and conditions GigBid reserves the right to deactivate your ad at any time. We are here to offer a safe platform, which allows employers and skilled professionals to connect.



Post Renewal

Renewing existing post

Post Renewing -will change the list position of an active GigBid advertisement post. The renewed ad will assume its original lifespan but will be placed at the top of the posting list.

Reposting expired ads

Notes:
  • When you repost a current paid post, you will be allowed a new lifespan for the ad. The post will remain on the site with its original posting info; unless edited by owner.
  • The fee for reposting a listing is the same as submitting a new post. Additional pricing for longer posting subscriptions is also available.
  • You will have full access to edit changes to the posting title, posting description, specific location, and category before you submit the repost.


Prohibited and Restricted

Prohibited and Restricted use or content

Find guidelines for posting, bidding, auctioning, leaving feedback, and more… here. GigBid.com policies are designed to create a safe and fair environment for all GigBid Users/Members.

Prohibited and Restricted - Accessing our servers, websites, or content therefrom ("GigBid"), you agree to the Usage Terms, last updated January 1, 2017.  If you are of legal working age, we grant you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, no assignable, non-sub-licensable access to GigBid, with full compliance to our Usage Terms; unlicensed access is unauthorized. You agree not to license, distribute, make derivative works, display, sell, or "frame" content from GigBid, excluding content you create and sharing with friends/family. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide, fully paid/sub licensable license to use, copy, perform, display, distribute, and make derivative works from content you post. You agree not to use or provide software (except for general purpose web browsers and email clients, or software expressly licensed by us) or services that interact or interoperate with GigBid, e.g. for downloading, uploading, posting, flagging, emailing, search, or mobile use. Robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, etc. are prohibited, as are misleading, unsolicited, unlawful, and/or spam postings. You agree not to collect users' personal and/or contact information.



GigBid rules for posting ads and bidding

Posting content DO's and DON'TS


Bidding Guidelines:

We require users to pay for any gig/service that has been agreed upon, and preform services as described in their ads. If there is a break in agreement by either party, the account profile may be subjected to deactivation and or suspension of your account for a period to be therefore determined.

  • When bidding on a post always bid with the intention that your bid will be accepted; Bid responsibly.
  • GigBid does not take responsibility for any agreement that is not honored. We are here to offer a safe platform, which allows employers and skilled professionals to connect.
  • Always pay the full agreed upon amount; after both parties have met and confirmed the agreement.
Posting Ad Guidelines:
  • When posting an ad always post with the intention that your ad will be bidden on; Post responsibly.
  • Post your ads accurately and never include information that might misrepresent or be misleading.
  • If an ad is outside the parameters of GigBid.com policy, it may be subjected to deactivation and or account suspension for a period to be determined.
  • Always pay the full agreed upon amount; after both parties have confirmed the agreement, keep in mind that you have entered into an online contractual agreement.
  • Offensive Ads may be flagged based on users feedback and may be subjected to review at any giving time. If we deem that your ad has violated our terms of use, GigBib reserves the right to deactivate your ad (see below for more details).

Feedback Our guidelines are designed to encourage open and honest Feedback about experiences with GigBid.com members and the service we offer. All ads or services that enter into an agreement may leave feedback on one another find our more.

Prohibited and Restricted items.

  • Before posting an ad, make sure it is a service that’s allowed on GigBid. Get an overview of content that is prohibited or subject to restrictions (see below); or for more details refer to our Terms and conditions.
  • Offensive material
  • Animals and wildlife products
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia including alcohol
  • Firearms, weapons, and knives
  • Hazardous materials
  • Violation or Federal or local/state laws



What's My Feedback?

My Feedback

Each time you post/respond to an ad for a gig, service or job; you will have an opportunity to leave Feedback (rate & comment) about your experience. We believe that Feedback is an essential part of what makes GigBid a strong trustworthy community

Feedback consists of a positive, negative, or neutral rating, along with the ability to leave a short comment. GigBid Users build reputations that are based on all the Feedback ratings and comments left by trading GigBid users.

This information is available in each member's My Feedback; and helps prospective trading GigBid users post and respond with confidence.

What you can do with feedback
  • Leave Feedback to any accepted offer
  • Review your own feedback using your account page>feedback button
  • Report inappropriate feedback
  • All feedback will remain active, negative feedback may be removed after six months

GigBid Users are not allowed to use threats of poor Feedback or a low rating score to get something that wasn't part of the original ad posting. GigBid Users aren't allowed to demand positive Feedback.

GigBid Users are not allowed to exchange Feedback for the sole purpose of increasing Feedback scores/ratings, gaining privileges, or enhancing reputation. GigBid Users are not allowed to attempt to damage a seller's Feedback through a series of repeat purchases, or to leave negative comments with a positive feedback rating.

Ratings and comments are generally a PERMANENT part of a GigBid Member's My Feedback. However, there are a few situations when we might remove or adjust Feedback related to an expired post that has been removed; or Feedback comments that include, i.e. hyperlinks, profanity, misleading or any other inappropriate content.



Spotting and Avoiding Scams

Avoiding Scams GigBid has made our system specifically to prevent scammers and spamming. By withholding your contact information until you have come to an agreement, allowing you to choose who you would like to communicate with, giving you control. Scammers however, will always exploit systems for their benefit, so follow the rules below to help prevent scamming.

  • Meet locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
  • Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
  • Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) before your requests are met; anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.
  • Don't accept cashier/certified checks or money orders - banks have been known to cash fake checks, and than hold you responsible.
  • Transactions are between users only; no third party provides a "guarantee".
  • Never, ever give out financial information (bank account, social security, Paypal account, etc.).
  • Beware of gigs and services that may be under a guise—that amazing "opportunity" may not exist at all.
  • Refuse background/credit checks until you have met the respective entities that wish to require your skill set.


What about a fraud or scam attempt?

United States

Internet Fraud Complaint Center
FTC Video: How to report scams to the FTC  
FTC complaint form and hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
Consumer Sentinel/Military (for armed service members and families)
SIIA Software and Content Piracy reporting





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