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    Freelance websites

    After finding a very well known freelancing website was bought out and turned into a dodgy bidding platform and seems to have bad reviews all over Google I was wondering if people on here have found a good one. The elements of a good freelance platform should have the following elements:

    * No hidden fees
    * Able to ask questions about projects before bidding
    * a way you can see who the are the most reputable organisations looking for workers, perhaps by a rating system.
    * clear and understandable standards of work to be delivered

    Does such a system exist? If it doesn't would it be worth writing one?

    Your thoughts?

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    try this website :
    freelance.com
    odesk.com
    Last edited by Mittineague; Sep 28, 2013 at 11:43. Reason: OP forgot to turn off auto-link

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    One more vote for oDesk.com. It is a very good platform.

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    I think freelance.com is one of those sites that won't allow questions on projects without bidding so doesn't fit my criteria. Odesk may be interesting though.

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    freelance.com is best for you.

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    Nope, freelance is dodgy and has bad reviews. Also has hidden fees and wont allow questions without bids.

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    No, I haven't encountered it yet, but you can check out odesk and freelancers websites.

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    I am starting to think most on this forum has shares in freelancer otherwise why are people pushing it so much when it doesn't fit my opening criteria. So many bad reviews on net also, especially since it was sold to new owners.

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    I am starting to think most on this forum has shares in freelancer otherwise why are people pushing it so much when it doesn't fit my opening criteria.
    Most - three users with low post counts.

    It looks suspicious to me as well, but please do not tar everyone else on the forum with the same brush.

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    Just so that people know I am not making stuff up:

    http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.freelancer.com

    There are many hits on google if you Google "freelancer hidden fees". Google has also tagged it as a scam in my email box which is what alerted me at first.

    The other sites mentioned may be worth a look. I guess I should have asked whether there were any good review sites that compared all these services alongside each other and rated their "scamminess".

    Anyway, hope that clarifies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emanuelkelley3 View Post
    When you're surfing the internet for quality freelance website design, it can be very hard to choose the right person for your particular project. Whether you are looking to have a new logo design, a professional website design or business cards created, the biggest problem you face is how to find a good reliable freelance, one that will do the job properly with high quality work and finish it on time (or ahead of schedule). Word of mouth is generally the best way to find the individual for your freelance website design, but what if you don't have a recommendation? You should be looking at the best possible designer you can, who'll develop your website with your sole core goal in mind.
    It is potentially a difficult decision to hire a freelancer for sure. The problem is compounded when disreptuable freelance web platforms are in the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubble View Post
    Most - three users with low post counts.

    It looks suspicious to me as well, but please do not tar everyone else on the forum with the same brush.
    The problem is that when using a Tapatalk client I have no idea whether someone is a real poster, a newbie or just a spammer. I don't see the post counts.

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    I will recommend Odesk instead of freelance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfranklin128 View Post
    I will recommend Odesk instead of freelance.
    Why?

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    Try Microlancer.com.

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    It's too easy to use mean the process of getting job is very simple or straight forword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raadmunir View Post
    Try Microlancer.com.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido2004 View Post
    Why?
    I think for freelancing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raadmunir View Post
    I think for freelancing?
    But why use MicroLancer over the other possible choices? Have you personally used it, what was your experience?

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    I'm not sure if Odesk qualifies to your criteria but I think they have a good platform.
    You could also check on Staff.com and Fiverr. Staff.com for instance allows you to ask questions about all projects before anyone can bid for it. It's free to sign up and post a job. They also have recruiters who can help you with everything you need to know about the processes and how they look for clients/staff around the world.
    Fiverr is also a good place to post your 'services' or commonly known as 'gigs'. It starts at $5 per gig but you can always increment if you are willing to offer more.

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    Here are various web site for money making as
    odesk.com
    freelancer.com
    microwarkers.com
    elance.com
    scriptlance.com
    you can try in this site, best of lack.
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    How can i easily get jobs in odesk, tell some techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulbul31 View Post
    Here are various web site for money making as
    odesk.com
    freelancer.com
    microwarkers.com
    elance.com
    scriptlance.com
    you can try in this site, best of lack.
    The OP already said that freelancer doesn't meet his requirements, so why repeat it again?
    And please explain why you think these sites could help the OP out, considering what he has told us about his needs and experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpradio View Post
    Why?
    I think a lot of people prefer odesk because of the diversity of work and clients available there. I would agree with it and suggest fiverr.com too.

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    freelance.com / odesk.com are great, or just post in any website's "marketplace" to look for developers or hiring


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