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Do freelancers freelance?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lovemetender, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. lovemetender

    lovemetender Junior Member

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    I might be dumb here but I think I figured out something tonight.
    I go on to a freelance site like elance and post a project. I purposely hire someone from the US for various reasons.

    What percentage of the time do you think this person just outsources my project for 25% of what I paid to someone overseas?

    Person just oversees the project, does about zero actual work and pockets a few hundred.

    I am interested to hear thoughts on this.
     
  2. aardanyul

    aardanyul BANNED BANNED

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    It could make you really rich, very quickly.

    For example lets say you hire 3 workers @ something like $200/month to do rewrites. They do 20 rewrites per day each, so you have about 60 rewrites daily. You sell each rewrite for 1$, and you pocket $60 per day.

    After 10 days, the workers are payed for. You pocket 2/3rds of the income per month, doing absolutely nothing.

    The sweet power of outsourcing.
     
  3. Skills

    Skills Newbie

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    Soon our school teachers will be outsourced!
     
  4. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    It happens all the time. Check their feedback, some don't even hide the fact they outsource. They are feedback warriors. I used to work for a few clients who could just get the work (although I'm English) before I'd built up enough feedback to get the jobs I wanted.