Hello Folks, I am WordPress freelancer since 2008. I've made my first money online in 2010. About skills, I can't call myself an expert, but I can handle a decent WordPress project, even when we talk about an WordPress Online Store. This year, at least until now, is a real mess. I've made just 1 sale in 5 MONTH. Daily, I send tens of job proposals/bids/etc on the freelancing websites ( I use 4 of the biggest from the world ) without any result. The clients don't give too much money for the projects ( $XX, where the max. is about $40-$50 - THE MAXIMUM ), and when I see a client which give over $100, someone comes with a $12-$25 BID and destroy everything. Don't understand me wrong... I can work for little money, but if a client ( and those kind of clients exists ) wants more and more, and I say to him/her "Stop" and he give me unfavorable rating, it is not good for my rank, which I've build in years of work. For example, in my first year of freelancing, I've met this type of person ( In this case, as I remember, the job was for resizing some pictures - batch process ). After I've finished the job, he ask me for more, but I've not accepted. He gave me 1 star from 5. Why I said this story? Because after a lot of years ( this year ) and after of tens of "5 stars reviews", a potential client of mine tells me that she don't accept my proposal because I have negative rating ( 1 Fuc**ng negativ review, and a discutable one. ). I also have a WordPress Freelancer website, with professional design and .com premium domain name ( even the 2 names are from the niche ). I've get a few UV/day, but I've also get a lot of questions about "How to" and "If I" and so... But none of those guys, after hours of discussion, don't buy anything. They want, if it is possible, all for free. For example, yesterday I've received a question from a guy like this, and he told me that he needs to speed up his website, arrange the widgets, etc . . My first question, after I've seen his website was :"Do you have license for this theme" and he respond..."No, it's nulled". I've ask him where he host his website and he told me that he host on a free server (DOH!). I've ask him the budget, and he told me "$5, no more!". After it, I told him that first of all, he needs to buy a license for the theme, because the creator of it paid a lot of time and work to create it, and after, if he wants quality, he needs a paid server, at least a shared one ( I couldn't recommend him VPS .. ). Btw, he has a News website, or something like that... After I've told him this, he didn't respond me ( and I don't think he will.. ). I've didn't change anything from what I've did in the past: The prices are the same, the type of discussion is the same, everything is like in the time when I've made money. My question is: Where to find decent people for working? Where to find projects? Where to find, what I've had in the last years? It seems that everything goes in nowhere What I do wrong?!