For some time now, when I receive a lead from Voice123.com that has “To-be-defined” as the budget amount, I delete the lead without reading further. I give credit to my good friend Amy Snively for being the spark that helped lead me to this decision. (Thank you, Amy for consistently demonstrating a professional attitude about your work. You are an inspiration.)
On the Voice123.com blog yesterday, Alex Torrenegra has posted information about a change they’ve made to the way the ratings mechanism at Voice123.com works for folks who post jobs with “To-be-defined” budgets.
From now on, the first time a voice seeker rates an audition/proposal with one or two stars we show them a large message asking them if their decision was based on the quoted price. If so, we ask the voice seeker to delete the audition/proposal instead of rating it low. This message will be seen by voice seekers in projects with budget “To-be-defined”.
I know there are lots of folks who are unhappy with the rating system at Voice123.com. I really don’t worry about it too much. There are most important things in life and work than worrying about how someone rates my auditions at Voice123.com.