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Get paid by the hour on Freelance sites?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jake3340, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. jake3340

    jake3340 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How does this work? I mean ive seen people offering payment by the hour on freelance sites, how sure are you that people wont just slack off for an hour for a free payment? I'm thinking of hiring some people by the hour but is their a way to prevent this?
     
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    Personally i wouldnt recommend it. Alot of "cheap" labor comes in the way of a huge heading saying "$2 PER HOURZ!", However when they give you a quote that is massivly enlarged on a time scale. So say a 2 hour job, they then quote no it will take me 4 hours. Meaning that really they get paid $4 per hour for it.

    Im not sure on the actual numbers but im fairly sure most outsourcing work that claims to be just $2 per hour is like this. They will just claim that it will take longer.
     
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    Yea I taught so, but I think giving them a quote they will ask for more, for example finding people that can make a site in 4 hrs they will tell u 100$ for it when you could pay them 2$ per hr ? Not sure if that makes sense what u think ?
     
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    Sites like odesk.com have a monitoring system which takes a screenshot of what the worker is doing. If they were browsing the web or not working on your job when the screenshot was taken, they have to cut that out of their hours.

    Also I think if you don't mind low quality, no experience work, Amazon Mechanical Turk has a system with a fixed price usually in the .01 - .50 range. The highest I've ever seen a fixed job price was $15
     
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