is freelancer.com a good site?

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  1. megs78 profile image61
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    hey all, I am just wondering if freelancer.com is worth it?  Before I accept a project offered to me, I would like to know if the time and effort are worth the pay?  Does anyone have any up to date info?  thanks

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    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    While having no firsthand experience, I found this informative answer. Hopefully, others will respond.


    http://lisaamartin.wordpress.com/2010/0 … ancer-com/

  3. megs78 profile image61
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    Thanks alot website examiner!  Your information was really helpful.  I appreciate it!  Take care,

    Megs

  4. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Megs, you are welcome. It's a tough environment out there, sounds like.

  5. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Megs, I'm sure Sufidreamer has reviewed the freelance sites somewhere but I couldn't put my finger on it. However if you're interested in freelance writing, he has a whole series of articles that would be very helpful:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Become-a … icle-Mills

  6. megs78 profile image61
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    well, i kind of came to my own conclusion in a matter of minutes.  I bid on a project (underbid actually) and received the project right away.  But the problem was that it was unreasonable what she was asking of me. I had to write an article on a subject, and then rewrite it 19 times using slightly modified, but the same keywords.  On such a narrow subject, it was impossible to write those articles differently 19 times.  Definitley not worth the hassle.  thanks for the responses guys!  i appreciate it.

    1. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      With thousands of open jobs your experience with one is probably not the best way to judge an entire site/system?

      With freelancer if you are a native english writer with writing skills , never underbid and look for more expensive jobs. On the low paying/low quality qigs you are competing with article mills / article spinners / and people who may have a much cheaper cost of living than you.

      so Aim high!

  7. wormcompostingfan profile image63
    wormcompostingfanposted 8 years ago

    Hi Megs, there are a lot of sites like freelancer.com that are really good. you can try odesk or elance.

  8. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I've used freelancer, but to be honest the pay is the pits. I've found a good employer on there and do occasional work for her, other than that I don't touch them now. Bids are waaaaaay too low!

    1. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Izzy - if you are still interested in doing some freelance work but the low pay has put you off, you could try freelancer.co.uk. The pay is in line with UK levels at about £10-£15 per hour or more, but because the site is smaller there are less jobs available. Still one good thing about it is I've got a few jobs just from people reading my profile there and haven't needed to bid.

  9. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Thats a  good point

    I occasionally buy from such sites and I usually try and hire the good respondents outside of the site and keep them on as outsourcers/assistants

    You have to be careful about that also - because then you lose your guaranteed payment - I can afford to pay more if I dont have to give a percentage to the site

  10. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    Freelancer constantly try to up-sell you, and the jobs there pay a pittance.  Even for a job aggregating site it is bad.  I get much better returns using my time to search for open calls.

    1. profile image58
      IansFLposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There are thousands of projects to choose from and this includes high budgeted ones.

 
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