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How Mad Do Your Freelancers Make You?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    They are dirt cheap but they annoy me so much!
    I removed a few lines of this convo but basically I am hiring classified ad leads and she wanted me to buy the PVAs. Read the end! :D

    Lol, seriously?
     
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    Just sounds like someone with very bad english again ;)
     
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    Freelancers from india don't have the resources to keep putting $1000s into PVA solutions for the hope someone will hire them. Why would they?. How do you think they would get the initial funds to start with? Thats 2 years wages there for them.
     
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    Hahah, gotta love conversations like those.
     
  5. CrazyEarner

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    Haha man! Don't worry .. you'll find someone better sooner or later :p
    I'd say try oDesk. I currently have 2 writers working for $1/hour and they're Awesome!
     
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    This reminds me of when I had hired a graphic designer for my weight loss website, and he was doing what he wanted to do.

    So he thought the outline of the site should be purple, and that's what he made it, then I asked him to change it to orange, and he would say "Dude purple is better".

    I was paying him to do the work and he was doing what he wanted.

    Lesson learned: Don't hire people with no ratings on elance or odesk.
     
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    I agree, there are so many lemons on Odesk and elance that it is like finding a needle in a haystack
     
  8. ssellers

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    Hire people from here :D
     
  9. macdonjo3

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    ..Again... :p

    I understand, so CL posting from them isn't the way to go. :p

    She was from oDesk and $1/hour is cheap! :) Thats $0.25 per article.

    That is halarious. Most of them agree to paying at the end of a job.

    We will see. :)
     
  10. HoNeYBiRD

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    that was hilarious man, especially the end when he doesn't know what is a publisher: "--Cherry visits the urban dictionary--" LMAO
    and they're doing good with insurance...hard to believe :)
     
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    Outsourced help can be a total pain but it's the cost of doing business. I like to create a bunch of notepad files that address as many common situations I run into with my freelancers as possible. That way I don't have to tie up my time by getting on AIM and typing out the same shit over and over to people. I just copy n paste most of my interaction with them.
     
  12. Bross

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    I say the opposite - Hire ONLY people who have no rating in odesk.
    90% of odesk's ratings are fake, abused and crap.

    + Those who are starting on oDesk and have no hours, are 10 times more willing to do what you want and appreciate every second they bill you.

    You need to know how to screen them efficiently. I once thought I found the PERFECT VA. over 20 positive reviews, English was great.
    Then we started bureaucracy.. One of the things I asked, was to sign a NDA.
    I even have a video + PDF guide I created to help them do this (not that it's anything complex).

    6 times back and forth / 2 hours of my time trying to help her fill in (properly) her full name, address and date. When she finally made it right - She emailed me the wrong PDF and went to sleep.

    That was one of the "REPUTABLE" VA's in odesk. Absolute garbage.



     
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