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Best freelance site to a newbie !

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zouyosyo, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. zouyosyo

    zouyosyo Junior Member

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    Guys i can do some translation , data entry and i have tried some site as :
    peoplesperhour : but this one was full of prospals ans i didn't do anything there ...
    uptowork ( elance ) : this site didn't even confime my profile ...

    guys can u recommend for me a good site to find work easily ?
    or can u give me some advices how it's work ?
     
  2. Aluminium

    Aluminium Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I started on eLance, but essentially every single freelancing site is the same.
     
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    Fiverr, perhaps? I've had some success in the past posting ads on various classifieds websites, so that's another option.
     
  4. zouyosyo

    zouyosyo Junior Member

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    I hope they work ...
     
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    Every freelance site is fine, it depends on your quality of work
     
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  6. zouyosyo

    zouyosyo Junior Member

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    I just mean that every time i want to proposal for a job ! i find 10+ peoples aldready proposaled with their amazing high tier profiles ...
     
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    Upwork is pretty good for newcomers now. They give a rank something called Rising Star if you make your proposal better, take some test an so on. Besides if you have some quality portfolio chances to get jobs are higher. To kickstart fiverr is also a good platform but I think getting some fake reviews initially will help you to get more jobs there.
     
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    Here's a list if some providers:

    Fiverr

    Freelancer

    Envato (Theme & Plugins)

    UpWork

    MicroWorkers

    Classified Listings (as mentioned above)

    BST Forum Sections (WarriorForum, DigitalPoint, here, etc..).

    With the majority you have to build up by performing service examinations or initial feedback responses to acquire quality buyers. With Fiverr or Craigslist on the other hand you can passively manage to reobtain sales without issues, after your first one of course.
     
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  10. LucidMarketing

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    As a long-time freelancer and using some of these sites for ten years or more, I can tell you there's good and bad to every one of them.

    It pretty much starts with Upwork since they are the biggest now. Cons: 20% fee, poor buyer quality in my opinion but this may change with the new 20% fee, very poor customer service (take a look at their community forums to see the complaints). I really would not recommend for newcomers, at least not until you get your feet wet elsewhere.

    eLance was the best I ever tried (I used exclusively until recently) but as said, swallowed up by Upwork (formerly oDesk) and the quality did not transfer over.

    Guru.com. I had used many years ago and got work there. I think I quit because of high cost at the time. Not as many jobs available (may depend on services you provide) but high quality.

    Freelancer. Also poor quality buyers in my view. I had one project there six years ago until I was contacted by someone just two weeks ago out of the blue by someone seeing my profile. Con: you only have 1500 characters to place a proposal and that's not enough, at least not for me.

    Fiverr. Not a freelance site but I guess you could use as such. Problem is that people go there to find real cheap labour. Not likely to get longer term projects. I didn't some years ago but could be different for you.

    Envato someone mentioned but never heard of it. Doesn't seem to cater to services I offer.

    Never heard of Microworkers either but will check that out. Thanks Shadex.

    Classifieds. Yes, I've found work on Craigslist. Pro: doesn't cost anything, just time to send an email and on occasion call if they provide phone number. Kijiji in Canada can work too, almost got a job there once. Con: most looking for local workers.

    Job sites. Of course. But few if any freelance work.

    Forums. Yes. When you establish yourself as a leader in your field, you get people contacting you out of the blue.

    Other things to try are free ebooks about your service. They can be passed around and remind people later that you exist. Your own web site and promoting in many different ways including forum links, organic and paid traffic. I've even got a project by simply reminding clients that I'll pay them $50 for referrals.

    Joint venture with someone else who has services or products that are complimentary to what you offer. It can be very inexpensive. I have simply asked a business card printer to pass my flyer informing them of my services. No takers yet but close. I combined it with my referral program to give the printer an incentive.

    One key to using freelance sites is having strong proposals and profile. Never skimp on these.
     
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  11. zouyosyo

    zouyosyo Junior Member

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    Thanks all of you guys ♥

    @LucidMarketing
    thx for this long reply dude :) i guess that i was swimming in the bad place :p ( peoplesperhour)

    First ,i think that "elance" and "odesk" now are compined into "upwork" so there is no elance any more ...
    sp upwork they never submit my profile ... they always say after 1 second of submiting my profile

    "We’ve reviewed your profile and currently our marketplace doesn’t have opportunities for your area of expertise.
    If you have more relevant skills or experience to add, you can update and re-submit your profile. You can find more information regarding our decision here."

    and that's will eliminate 3 sites of my face : upwork,odesk,elance :(

    Second , i have just checked guru and there is no jobs for : data entry , translation ( english-arabic/ french-arabic)

    Finaly , "One key to using freelance sites is having strong proposals and profile. Never skimp on these." words of gold :)
     
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    You Can earn here.. Tip "Make sure to offer your best"
     
  13. LucidMarketing

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    Yes. There was eLance as well as oDesk. oDesk rebranded itself as Upwork. Then they bought eLance making Upwork the largest freelance site in the world based on value of services provided by freelancers. They claim $1 Billion per year.

    There's another I forgot about and it's Outsource. Someone else mentioned PPH (People per Hour).

    But my advice is not to rely only on freelance sites. You need to market yourself in other ways and places.
     
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  14. LucidMarketing

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    You mentioned data entry and translation. I think there may be sites specific to those services. You should do a search. But there should be some, especially for translation, on UW as I see them all the time. Maybe not for Arabic but definitely for French and Spanish.
     
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    i was on freelancer. almost got hired twice.. but after further investigation they seemed like scams.

    i then went and looked up articles on them..and freelancer has some horror stories

    are you telling me that everything/ every time you've dealt with them it's been fine?
     
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    I started out posting here and using upwork etc. just whatever you do, stick with it and follow it through as it's the only way to make it work.
     
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    I never had good experience with peopleperhour, its difficult to get a proposal accepted when looking for work.
    I believe there are scammers on that site too because i once got a file sent to me for work that was detected as virus.
     
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    UpWork is great if you have patience to build a good profile, tons of projects.
     
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  19. zouyosyo

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    Thanks mates :)