A few comments based on how things are going for me as a buyer:
It’s a struggle to find people who I expect to fit what I’m looking for. I get a LOT of “dud” results. If I set a Max Budget and toggle Commercial License to On, I get things where the bottom tier fits my budget, but does not include commercial license at the bottom tier. It’s like the search is checking if commercial license is available at all, and then checking the price. So I get results I can’t use where commerical license is not available at my max budget price.
I would like a “Hide” function in Search to put away profiles I’m avoiding for price reasons or the initial interaction didn’t go well. I search in pretty broad terms to I can find and check anyone offering what I’m looking for, so I see the same people a lot and it slows me down to figure out if I already passed on them or not. Right now I’m putting the people I want to ignore in a List, and then not skipping in search anyone I have in a List.
I would like to be able to set categories in the Manage Orders section. Ex, I have Art, Writing, and Code sellers’ tasks sorted chronologically, but I have tasks coming in and out for the three. It takes me a while to hunt down and sort through which tasks are open since some sellers are grinding through tasks faster than others. I had to set up a separate google doc to track who is doing what and what stage our interactions are at.
As a probably too-edge-case suggestion… By the time all my writing tasks are delivered, I’ll have probably about 200 art tasks available. I’ve found a decent number of artists I’m willing to just open up the tasks to. It would be cool if I could fill a sort of “bounty board” as I get the writing back and can make art tasks, and invite the approved sellers to it and let them work through it. Right now I spend a lot of time searching for, filtering, and negotiating quotes with sellers. It would save me a lot of time, and I could put more money through the system in a shorter time, if I was able to “automate” my task distribution like that.