IZEA Marketplace Full of Opps is Unmanageable

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I love IZEA services and how they bring brands and bloggers together, but have literally become so frustrated with the IZEA Marketplace as of late, that it is practically unusable for me.  The problem is I have a lot of social media properties and blogs, and each one has opps that show up that I can bid on, the problem is many opps are not a good fit for my properties and simply should be declined, the bad news is that when you have over 250+ opps that you should take action on, and you can only manually click on each one to Bid/Decline, and it takes a good 10-15 seconds for the Decline to pick up and in many cases doesn’t actually even remove the opp from your Bid queue, you end up with a giant list of opps and having no easy way to sort them by specific social media property, price…etc.

The IZEA Marketplace is also woefully slow performing, so a single action could take a long time to register, has no filters whatosever in the marketplace and therefore will end you leaving you scrolling indefinitely looking for the 3 or 4 good opps that may be worth bidding for, but when you click bid you are taken to another page to pitch your bid, only to have to go back to default open bids page and scroll to find the opps all over again.

Though the opps you bid on do get moved to your Pending Bid screen.

As I have a @dragonblogger and an @dragonbloggers Twitter account, two separate properties, I can’t see which property this opp is for without clicking on the Bid and seeing the full Twitter account name as well.

IZEA desperately needs to implement filter options, so you can simply filter and only see opps for specific properties in a drop down or check list, they also need a “select all” or multi select option for being able to mass decline, I can understand if Bid itself needs more info, but at least decline you should be able to check mark as many as you want in a long list, then just click decline once and mass decline them.

I don’t know if other bloggers in the system are having the same frustration with the mass open bids, or it is a result of just my social media properties having so many opps available, but I can barely use the system as it is now and it is more unwieldy than SocialSpark or SponsoredTweets as a result.

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Updated: September 4, 2014 — 10:22 am