Staying within the posted project’s budget range is a major consideration for most employers. Eliminating freelancers who went over your indicated ceiling cost is an easy way to shorten your bid list.
We also suggest getting in touch and asking why they priced their bids as such. Freelancers who are experts in their fields will usually price themselves higher than others. If quality is what you are after, try to negotiate the project requirements and payments with experienced freelancers to get the most out of your money’s worth.