WEB Freelancing websites FTL

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  1. rtfm

    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    seriously.. I signed up for this one called http://GetAFreelancer.com just to see if I could get any extra work, but people bid on most of these projects so low that I would be LOSING money if I took it on.. For instance, check out this one that I was just looking at:


    Out of the 5 people who already bid on it, the average bid is $340 :ugh:
    and then there's this guy:
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    These websites are what's ruining the IT industry.
     
  2. i've gotten plenty of work from getafreelancer. it takes a while. at times you'll get lowballed, but trust me. the more work you can do and more feedback you can get, the more chances you'll get to build relationships with some of the employers on there for higher paying gigs. about 40% of my freelance projects come from returning clients alone from that site.
     
  3. and yeah fuck those lowballers on there. just as long as your client is smart enough to hire someone who does quality work over someone who does it for cheap. you shouldn't have to work for those types anyway.
     
  4. rtfm

    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    this one really made me go :ugh2: irl:
    sad thing is, he got 15 bids so far at an average of $467 for his project, so $6.67/hour.

    nothing like being paid lower than the kids flipping burgers at McDonalds.
     
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    Yahdude New Member

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    As long as you provide quality work and can show that you'll get people who aren't interested in the shit coders.

    Also from what I've seen the good coders on those types of sites end up doing regular work from the same customers.
     
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    auveeb DATS CUTE

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    Most of these people are overseas and generally are pretty good at what they do.

    From a webmaster standpoint, these people are a godsend.
     
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    what do you expect, indians can live like kings on just a few bucks a day
     
  9. rtfm

    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    true.
    On the bright side though, I actually managed to get a project on that site for a decent wage.
     
  10. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Most of the lowballers are from third world countries. Its unfortunate for developers here in North America, but, those developers do rather well back home.

    Me, im not a fan of those sites for that and other reasons. I hate doing small jobs because they never turn out to be small jobs :)
     
  11. dawgboye

    dawgboye I'm a businessman who's commodity happens to be co

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    The guy requesting the work will be back because the guy bidding $100 will not possibly be able to pull it off.

    Not being a freelancer ftw.

    Never, ever refer to yourself as a freelancer. These websites are for bottom feeders who cannot win business on anything but lowball prices.
     

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