I have 1 year of experience working as a freelancer and on average, the jobs that I find are usually very fast in the communication and bidding process. An average communication goes like this:
>"Can you do this for XXX$?" >"Yes I can do that" >"Ok.Do It" >"Done. Pay me" >Freelance work Finished # This usually takes three days as a maximum.
Now with more experience and reputation, I am receiving offers from companies interested in my services but I am having problem with the bidding process because the companies want to do an interview to talk about my skills and show proof of my knowledge or test me. Besides that, the company and interviewer doesn't talk about the hourly rate or how will I be paid so I lose my interest. This also happens with LinkedIn, the process is really long to apply for a job for the companies in the LinkedIn job listings, and think I can't do that because this takes me time that I could be spending biding on other, faster projects and also take time away from studying and improving my skills.
I don't know if your experience in the interview process is different than mine or if you all take interviews without problems but again I have a small amount of time, and these longer interviews deeply cut into that.
I feel like if I reject this kind of interview process I could lose the opportunity of an interesting and long-term job in a company and in this way forget those smaller gigs that only last three days. Maybe I am losing more than I earn, having preferences for these fast jobs.