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Freelance sites with top paying jobs?

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by finalstep, May 19, 2014.

  1. finalstep

    finalstep Newbie

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    Elance is probably at the top of the list as i've been able to get $40-50/hour there. I want to stay away from odesk, fiverr, and freelancer because everyone there works for like below minimum wage.

    The services I offer are marketing strategy, investor relations, financial analysis, and to a lesser extent coding.
     
  2. DaQuark

    DaQuark Junior Member

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    Make a professional website and promote it outside the freelancer sites. That way you can charge what you want and don't relay on the network average fee. Might be more work and hard to get good clients/references on your site, but I think in the long run it's better
     
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  3. finalstep

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    I said TOP paying. Guru and odesk have extremely low wage work. Freelancer is a bit better but still nowhere near elance.
     
  4. finalstep

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    I have that already and it does pretty well, just looking for some extra sources of income.
     
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    Have you tried people per hour?
     
  6. finalstep

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    Seems to be the same issue, I mean there're people offering to do full business plan for $250...
     
  7. finalstep

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    Is Elance the site with top paying jobs or anything similar out there?
     
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    Oblivion13 Regular Member

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    I have been trying to get work from freelance sites for the past month and have not landed one gig. Unless you want to code a 5 page site for $3 then I wouldnt suggest going to any of those.
     
  9. finalstep

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    I mean i've landed jobs at $55/hour on a regular bases from Elance, but the others i've tried just pay next to nothing. There must be other high paying sites out there though...
     
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    Would like to know how you are doing that.
     
  11. finalstep

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    I mean I am charging that for business consulting, financial analysis, and marketing strategy type of work. In other words not stuff 1/2 the people in India can do and I do have a pretty strong portfolio to back it up. For webdesign it's tough to get over $25 or even that really, so I only offer that kind of service to customers who I have already worked with on the above services, after which they are typically willing to pay more.

    Also Elance isn't Gig based, you apply for jobs and clients interview you so you have a better opportunity to sell yourself. That said it's tough to get anywhere near the same type of pay on freelancer or odesk which use a similar model.
     
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    Occupation:
    Senior Web Design
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    Odesk
    Elance
    Freelancer
    Gure
    These four are top freelancing sites.

    Getacoder
    payperhour
    Fiver

    These sites are middle level.
     
  13. finalstep

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    I am not looking for top sites, I am looking for top PAYING sites! As in ones where clients pay above $30/hour on regular basis (elance is only one on that list).
     
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    This article points out sites that pay $30 or more per article:

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    http://www.makealivingwriting.com/150-websites-blogs-pay-writers/ 
     
  15. codexehow

    codexehow Power Member

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    They all can have top paying jobs, potentially. The challenge is sifting through all the junk jobs.

    Most job posters are either dice rollers hoping to get lucky or else plain delusional. They want top-notch quality for third-world rates.

    It's funny how you are yelling (all caps) at people for not giving you the answer you want when you're not even posting in the right sub-forum.
     
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