Seriously guys, what's up with freelancers lately? Over the last year my business has come to the point where I can no longer cope with the amount of clients we have by just using my normal team. As employing additional people full-time is bloody expensive over here in western Europe, I use freelancers... a lot! And over the last months the quality has decayed so badly that it makes me want to curl up and cry. In the last two weeks I've had: 5 logo designers trying to pass off multiple free vectors as their own work, when I called them out they apologized and delivered guaranteed "unique" work that was stolen too... All 5 had a ton of positive feedback and some even came recommended! Doesn't anyone use Google's image search function anymore? 2 content writers that tried to give me a bunch of articles that didn't pass copyscape because they were not even spun or edited in any way. 100% copied right out of different article sites & blogs 1 translator that just used bing translate and considers himself a native speaker. 3 web-developers that according to their amazing portfolios and reviews can build and implement anything with their eyes closed but when hired lack the skills to change the position of the menu or logo (just an example) on a wordpress site. And it goes on and on like that... A well known and expensive white-hat SEO provider I used on a clients site starts building spammy blackhat links and really... really... really bad PR articles and just generally botches up his work completely! etc etc... And the best part? Not a single one of them understands my reluctance to pay them a single dime! It's not as if I have to go and hire another freelancer to do their work in less time is it? Dafuq is wrong with this world at the moment? Is it just me or are all the freelancing sites being overrun by scammers and retards nowadays? This crap is costing me a ton of money! Anyone else having this problem? Or is it just bad luck...?