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Alan Mater wrote:I have been on Elance.com for a while providing my services, haven't really had the time to find work, though, as I have been busy with other work. The fees can get expensive, as someone else mentioned.
The other sites that people suggested I'll have to look into, when I get the time . Thanks everyone for posting them here. They may be better for me.
I haven't used any of these sites to outsource work, so I can't provide an opinion for that.
litekepr wrote:One of the issues is that their revised fee schedule penalizes people who bid on a lot of projects. I don't need a lot of work to pay the bills, but Elance needs to work on the vast number of projects that are posted, but never happen. I've suggested that they offer some kind of instruction to people who post jobs. I've talked with more people on there that have no idea how to ask or answer questions and so they simply abandon the project. I don't know about others, but I put significant work into coming up with a realistic bid and its a shame to waste the time searching and bidding only to have many of the projects left open. Easily 80% of the jobs I placed bids on - appeared to never be completed. That's a BIG waste of time and effort.
litekepr wrote:jvprosperity wrote:litekepr wrote:
Can you explain that in more detail??? I may be misunderstanding - but what if they are working on something confidential for another client?? Or, did I completely miss the point
When I (Buyer A) give them (Provider) an assignment they receive it through the oDesk Team Software. The Provider accesses the assignment and begins work. When the Provider accesses the assignment the understanding is that they are now doing work for me so their work is tracked and submitted to me thru oDesk.
If they access another assignment from someone else (Buyer B) the software will stop billing me and stop taking screenshots for me and will begin to do so for Buyer B.
It's really neat and transparent. I know what I am getting billed for. If I see that they are not infact doing my work but for someone else I can dispute the hours worked (billed time) and oDesk does not pay the Provider until after the issue is mediated.
I hope that clarifies it better....
That does. So, do they do jobs billed by the hour or do they also do jobs for a per project cost??
Alan Mater wrote:What are the fees associated with the other sites listed? Basically, I would be interested to know what fees are associated for providers or people looking to bid on work.
litekepr wrote:Alan Mater wrote:What are the fees associated with the other sites listed? Basically, I would be interested to know what fees are associated for providers or people looking to bid on work.
Guru.com has (or they did last time I checked) a free program that let's you see limited projects. No membership, but they still take a percentage if you get the project. One of the most reasonable I joined was http://www.ifreelance.com and my profile page got consistent hits from in and outside the site.
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