Odesk eLance type sites in the UK

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  1. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    I don't want this to turn into an epic debate about whether or not I should be pimping my written words to the first check book that comes along so......

    Anyone worked on UK based freelance boards - the only one I've got my head round so far is People Per Hour.

    If you have what are your favourites?

    And if you are in the UK is there any problem with using the US based sites?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm in Australia, and there is a problem with using some US sites.

      A few sites limit their membership to US residents only.  Check their TOS and you'll find it. 

      The other thing to check is how they pay.  If it's by cheque in US dollars, it will cost you bank fees every time, so best to avoid those sites.  You want sites that pay by Paypal, or direct deposit in your local currency.

      However you will find US sites that do allow international members and do pay by direct deposit/Paypal.  Then all you have to remember is to use the US version of your spell checker!

  2. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Bump - anyone out there?

  3. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Very last bump then I'll give up.

  4. Sufidreamer profile image82
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    I know that there are many Brits working and hiring on Odesk - it lets you draw out money via Paypal.

    I am pretty sure that Elance and Freelancer.com are also UK friendly, although I have never used those two. smile

  5. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    OK thanks guys. I have already completed some work via Content Current and Constant Content for US audience and that has given me the confidence to look for bigger pieces of work.

    Thanks for stopping by Sufidreamer - I have read all of your hubs about freelancing a few times over. I'll spend some time getting to know Odesk then. Just thought I'd ask the question as the online world moves so fast somewhere new might've opened up since the last forum thread / hub about this subject.

  6. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    And Marissa - thanks for starting the forum threads on backlinking and paid services - I found them insightful.

  7. RACNicole profile image51
    RACNicoleposted 8 years ago

    Hi Spacey Gracey, this is Nicole Miller from vWorker.com (formerly known as Rentacoder.com).

    vWorker isn't in the UK, but it certainly provides access to UK workers and employers. In fact, if you take a look at our Pulse page, you'll notice that most of our employers are from the UK, so you may feel right at home. (It also makes and accepts payments via PayPal, Western Union, Payoneer or snail-mail check is payment types are a concern.)

    If you have any questions, feel free to call in to talk to a facilitator, or send email through the site's feedback form.

    Nicole Miller

  8. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    Spacey - I use freelancer.co.uk a lot and I've got a lot of ongoing work from that site. Most times I haven't even had to bid for it, employers find me through my profile. There's obviously not as much work on there as sites like Odesk and Elance but it's been good for me. For one thing you tend to get a better rate of pay.

  9. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Nicole - I will look it up.

    Susana - that is just the sort of tip I was looking for thanks. I will take a look. I have a niche I can write for so I am hoping to pick up private work, but I know before that happens I need to get out there odd-jobbing.

  10. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Susana - do you mind me asking is it worth going for the PRO account or is Basic enough to get started with?


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