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What is the best freelance site?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by april6e, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. april6e

    april6e Junior Member

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    I was thinking about freelancing to build up some money so I can start SEO.

    Elance is spoken of often. But sometimes the most popular isn't the best, which is why I wanted some suggestions.

    It would be nice if there was no fee (well, except for the cut they take out), an escrow system, and people paying more than 7 dollars for articles; even to newbies.
     
  2. intrug

    intrug Junior Member

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    Getafreelancer.com
    rentacoder.com
    scriptlance.com
    odesk.com
    are few freelancing sites.
    Every site has pros and cons.
    Try these. No harm

    PS : there is no freelancing site which has no fees
     
  3. april6e

    april6e Junior Member

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    Is there a place where I can read the pros and cons?
     
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    xyberk Junior Member

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    oDesk is the best in my own opinion.
     
  5. intrug

    intrug Junior Member

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    I am afraid there is no place as such..
    Reg odesk U need to take several test to be ready for hire.
     
  6. april6e

    april6e Junior Member

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    And you also mentioned that it costs money to get started on all freelance sites?

    I guess my dream has been crushed now.
     
  7. millhugz

    millhugz Regular Member

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    Many freelance sites are filled with jackasses who take upfront payments and run away. Try picking those who have reviews and can show you the job is done before asking for your money. I have yet to find a good freelance site.
     
  8. april6e

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    I want to write articles, not buy them, but thanks for the advice.
     
  9. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    I'm a content writer and have used most of those sites mentioned above to good effect BUT, on the flip side of what millhugz said, there are too many chancers who take the articles without paying.

    I find that having a solid set of sample articles (already published on eZine, articlesbase etc) and find a niche which you like and go direct to company websites themselves. I've just landed a great one recently in a topic which is very much my hobby AND they said after the first article that they would send a contract through for 12 months worth of work. Bonus!

    If you do go for the freelance websites, only do around 5-10k words before payment if they won't pay upfront. Stipulate that if work is not paid for that they still belong to you and have a blog with Adsense running to use the articles if they don't pay. I'm sure the seasoned BH's could think of better ways to protect themselves, but for now that works for me :)
     
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    Neebor Newbie

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    thank you for the websites =)
     
  11. wpbacklinks

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    fiverr maybe? or related to fiverr : tenbux, gigbucks, and dealerr
     
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    Not being the wordsmith myself I appreciate sources to go to that can produce. Thx
     
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    Freelancer allows you to post a project for free. I personally like Elance or Scriptlance better though.
     
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    I've used odesk roughly 6-7 times and only had one issue with a scammer from Brazil. But other than that I would definitely use the service again.
     
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    RATUL Newbie

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    Odesk is the best. you can use elance too. Get a freelancer is a crap, thats what I think.
     
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    bulkemailerguy Newbie

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    Odesk is Excellent site
    Elance is good
    Rentacoder is SoSo
    Getafreelancer is average site
     
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    99hours is new site like odesk try this i am using it really awesome!
     
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    People Per Hour looks pretty good
     
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    most of the websites mentioned are good but the important thing that you should know is the feedbacks, the more you have a positives one the more you get better jobs and high payment.
     
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    odesk is the best definitely, and their support team is great as well! The only problem is, they change the design of the site too much, and every change it makes it more "shitty and shitty" and pain for the eyes xD