Do the employers on these freelance outsourcing sites really pay their workers

@sirnose (2440)
United States
January 20, 2010 3:52pm CST
or are they just scam sites? I ask this question because I visited one of these sites and I click on the bidder's profile page and to my surprise there were no bidders from U.S, nor the U.K., or Australia. What I want to know is why there are not many Americans, Brits, or Australians people bidding for these jobs with the world economy like it is? It make me wonder if a lot of these workers get paid for the work once they have submitted the work to their employers. I found the site to have loads of article writing jobs of all pay rates. Even the writing jobs which are asking for Americans and Brits workers don't have any Americans nor Brits bidding for those jobs. hey! folks what gives? ...
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@peavey (16856)
• United States
21 Jan 10
I could be wrong, but I wonder if the reason is that people from other places pay for the articles, then sell it to Americans, etc., for higher pay? It would be a lucrative job if one devoted oneself to it.
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@sirnose (2440)
• United States
22 Jan 10
what I can gather is that some folks are getting these article writing jobs in bulk and then they outsource them to people who are desperate for money who will rewrite these articles for a $1 or less. ......
@jhenn22 (1243)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
so far the site that i joined never failed to pay me. they always do and even up to now i am still working there as my part time job. i have no idea on which site are you talking about. better read the FAQ of that site for you to find the answers of your questions and better ask more persons who were registered on that site if they really pays before you starts.
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@sirnose (2440)
• United States
21 Jan 10
hello, jhenn22 thanks for your reply. The site I'm referring to is getafreelancer. It is kind of odd that there are no English speaking bidders on that site. It seems that English speaking folks don't want to work for this particular freelance website. You're right about asking questions before you commit to anything especially when it involve working for someone else.