Colleagues! Care to comment on this Opportunity?

Last Update: July 29, 2016

Hi guys,

I'm looking for your honest reporting on the business known as Freelancer com.

I am compiling opinions for a review.

Has your experience been positive? Is it a good opportunity to earn online?

You are welcome to PM me with your thoughts or drop a few lines in the box below.

I look forward to hearing your views.

Thanks from Janelle.

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sherlock77 Premium
It's great if you like to work for 50 cents an hour. That's basically what you have to bid to get hired. And then the site takes a cut out of that. Upwork increased their cut recently from 10% to 20%
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Brendie Premium
20%? That's a chunk! The pay rate is bad at most of those sites.
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whitsunday Premium
Yeah, I think some of their advertised project costs may be a LITTLE misleading!
Upwork doesn't get a much better wrap although there are some WA members happy with their upwork dollars.
Thanks for your reply. J
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bill808 Premium
I took a quick look at freelancer.com and it is interesting enough that I am going to get involved and write a review. My first reaction was, "I don't get paid till my client approves my work." That sounds like the kind of setup Trump offers his sub-contractors. On second look Freelancer has a way to facilitate arbitration.

They have an affiliate program, but the cookie only lasts 90 days from the time of introduction. I doubt the affiliate program is going to be a strong source of income, but I got to look at it deeper.

If anyone has real world experience, I'd like to know what it was.
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks Bill. Freelancer is a bit like booking a flight, every button you click costs extra money....including the arbitration service.
I signed in for a short time, to try and understand if and how it works, but I wasn't comfortable with a few factors, particularly the collection of personal info.
Thanks for your reply. J
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Brendie Premium
I am not a fan of Freelancer.com. The freelancers make bids on jobs. Most of the time the ones that are doing the hiring are looking for the cheapest bids while hoping for quality work. It is also dependent on your rating, which you build up with assignments. For a new freelancer it is really competitive and very hard to get hired and get your rating up. Sometimes the people that do the hiring aren't willing to pay and always complain about the work.
O'desk is worse and they've changed their name to Upwork.
Sometimes you can have awesome skills in certain areas and not get hired because your bid wasn't low enough.
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks Brendie.
It looks like a really hard way to make money and super competitive. What you say is reinforcing the many complaints I have heard.
Thanks for your reply. J
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Martstervt Premium
I am not familiar with Freelancer but will stay tuned.
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stevecox Premium
I would love to hear the answers also.
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whitsunday Premium
My full review will be published within the next couple of days. You are welcome to take a peek. J
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