Five Things I Hate About Elance

Reasons I hate being a freelancer for Elance

Elance was one of the first places I turned to when I started working from home as a freelancer. I landed a few gigs and even had a few long-term clients for about a year. However, just because something is good, doesn’t mean it will last forever. Elance has some great things going for it, but here are 5 things I cannot stand about Elance. #1. Waiting for money I’m not going to lie. I did a few social media updates and a blog post for a client and I’m still waiting on that money. This can be so very frustrating because I worked for that money and I want it now. Perhaps J.G. Wentworth can help me out. Just kidding. I’ll let you know when I’m 85 and Elance finally releases my money.   #2. Clients expect the world No client on Elance (that I know of) wants to pay you what you're worth. The quality of jobs have become very similar to oDesk. It’s amazing if you win a bid for a job and actually get paid what you’re worth. I’ve had to lower my overall price several times just … [Read more...]

Review of GetACoder

Review of Freelance Bidding Site

Are you a freelance writer who is always struggling to find work? Do you have a limited marketing budget to advertise your services? Have you exhausted the content mills? Well, then GetACoder might be the freelance place for you. What Exactly is GetACoder? GetACoder is a freelance writing site where freelancers go to bid on jobs. GetACoder likes to call itself a "global services marketing place" and has providers in 234 countries to back up that claim. GetACoder also prides itself on being a site that breaks down the barriers between buyers (clients) and providers (freelancers) then provides the necessary collaboration tools to help them get the most out of the relationship. In other words, their unique platform is a way for buyers to manage their projects just as easily from the budgeting side as from the project management side. GetACoder is similar to most bidding sites that providers (freelancers) an opportunity to create their portfolios and bid on jobs as well … [Read more...]

Earn Using Bing Rewards

Bing Rewards Points

There are a lot of legitimate ways to make some extra cash while being online. The Bing Rewards program is certainly one we should all consider for those extra few bucks, that combined can truly add up. If you are a registered Bing Rewards member then you can earn points for searching the web.   About the Bing Rewards Program Use Bing to do your daily searching online  so you can rack up points as a Bing Rewards member. The points can later be redeemed for rewards like Applebees Gift Cards, Amazon.com shopping, donating to a charity- among many other options.  If you are online researching ways to make money online or learning more about companies offering home based employment- then you are probably using a search engine quite often. Using Bing as a Rewards member can put a few extra goodies in your pocket over time. After you join, you can forget about it and continue using Bing as you normally would. Then by next Christmas you could have a nice chunk of points to … [Read more...]

PeoplePerHour for All Types of Freelancers

PeoplePerHour

What is PeoplePerHour? PeoplePerHour is similar in its core to sites like Odesk or Fiverr where you list your services and/or bid on tasks posted by freelance seekers. As a freelancer you can quickly set up a profile page to display your skills and services along with your hourly rate. Small Businesses turn to PeoplePerHour and post jobs they need completed, usually jobs that can be done remotely. Freelancers can then Bid on the Jobs posted.   Doesn't "Bidding Site" Mean Low Wage Work? Usually that generalization would be correct. However, PeoplePerHour show that the average hourly rate for freelancers winning bids on the site is $34/hour. In fact, the average job pays $538. You should expect to earn what you fairly deserve and the job seekers will expect the quality you know how to provide.   What Types of Jobs are Commonly Listed at PeoplePerHour? According to their website- the most popular job types on PeoplePerHour … [Read more...]

Hundy Review- What Would You do for $100?

Hundy Review

Hundy is an online market place where you are able to sell your products or services at prices starting at $5 but most of the jobs posted are $100. Examples given on the Hundy website include: “I will professionally design your business/event advertising flyer, night club poster or web banner for $100.00.” – Under the advertising category. “I will give a link on a PR10 site for $100.00.” –Under the business category. “I will cast an extremely powerful Mayan Spell to get you whatever you want for $100.00.” –Under the fun and bizarre category. “I will send you 4 astrology aromatic rolls-ons for $100.00.” –Under the gifts category. “I will do a pop art sketch from your photo for $100.00.” –Under the graphics category. “I will create a custom, hip hop, pop or R&B instrumental for $100.00.” –Under the music and audio category. “I will teach you HTML for $100.00.” –Under the programming category. I will do social bookmark 300 Delicious, 200 Stumbleupon, 100Folkd and 50 Google+ … [Read more...]