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09-18-2010, 12:40 PM
Anyone ever work through this site? I just signed up and was wondering if anyone had any impressions, experiences or concerns. Also, what's with the bidding system? I bid on a project offering to do it for a total of $200. The budget for the project was $30-$250. But, the client said he would only pay up to $30. :confused: Well, $30 for what? Per article? Per day? Milestone? :dubious: The FAQ didn't have anything about that distinction. So, what say you teeming masses?
Gary "Wombat" Robson
09-18-2010, 01:36 PM
I just took a quick look at the site and pulled up some freelance writing listings. The pay rate is absolutely ludicrous. I can't imagine a professional working for that little. Unless you're pretty desperate, I would avoid it.
As an example, one listing was looking for someone to write 300-500 word articles for $2.00 to $2.50 each. It's flat-out insulting.
09-18-2010, 02:01 PM
I'm wondering if it pulls out international work. Years ago I did some technical writing for a company and it paid decent, till they informed me they were moving it to India. The price went from 20¢ - 50¢ per word to 10¢ per page.
At that point I stopped.
The price may be enough to keep people in some countries interested.
Gary "Wombat" Robson
09-18-2010, 02:05 PM
It must, Mark. Nobody could afford to work for the rates they're quoting in the U.S.
09-18-2010, 04:51 PM
Most of the bids on the site are from overseas. Pakistan and India pop up a lot, I assume because of a good supply of English speakers. Yeah, I just signed up today and after looking at the bids (unless I am really missing something with how the bidding system works), I'm not seeing anything to lure me away from the shop I'm working with now. I just don't like the feeling of being dependant on one site for work. On that note, any freelancers, former-freelancers or people knowledgable about it have any suggestions for finding work elsewhere?
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