why most of the sites paying less for more work

India
May 24, 2010 8:09am CST
Hello, i was an active freelancers till few months ago when i left my freelancing work due to less pay and more work. most of the sites i see are demanding more work and paying less for that work. Even i did not see any good new site in few last months. Guys do you have any website which really pays for doing tasks kind of things.... Hope you guys must have something and will share me too.
8 responses
@joram328 (503)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Hi! I'm just curious. What sites did you join? I currently do mostly online academic writing jobs but I have other links on my profile which I have actually tried and it has paid me for my work. You can follow me on my blog so you can have regular updates. Just to let you know, there's nothing in this for me. I just want to help fellow writers and friends here on myLot to be able to get good online employment. Thanks and happy myLotting!
• India
26 May 10
thnx for your reply... i ll surely check out ur blog
• India
24 May 10
That's the major problem. I am in freelancer.com. day by day i am amazed to see the status of work falling. People are getting paid $0.50 for 500 word articles. Just imagine!!!! I pity them who work for such meager income but they have no other choice. This in turn effects writers like us. Even the payperview sites like associated content gives return after much time. It takes too much time to build a portfolio of articles in these sites. Nevertheless, I am in love with this site...Wish there were more sites like mylot...
• India
26 May 10
do agree with you.. normally when one of my friend doing freelancing she was getting around 150 Rs. that is 1.5$ for 500 words article. but now people seek writers who can write a great article in just 0.5$....
• China
25 May 10
if sites dont do this what make this all sites to earn more money.so its the rules they also here for make money
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
24 May 10
probably because these sites overcome their lucky period and so they need more money to survive!! In this way all workers must work more and be paid less so sites can earn more and they still go on
@vijayanths (7878)
• India
24 May 10
You are 100% right that most sites pay the workers less than before. The reason is simple economic theory. Demand for workers is less and the supply is immensely available. So the sites and the job providers exploit the workers. Nothing can be done on this, it is inevitable.
• United States
24 May 10
This may have something to do with the current economic situation. More people are looking for online work, while unemployeed. So more workers after the same job means they can increase the work load and decrease the pay. As the old saying goes desperate times call for desperate measures. And the thing is these freelance groups are taking full advantage of this.
@Eppie2010 (509)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Hi, I'm also a freelancer (odesk.com)and I have to agree that most buyers/employers offer lower rates for more work and it's mainly because providers/freelancers kept on taking jobs/rates like that, especially the newbies that needed the feedbacks. If no one will bid/apply on low-rate jobs then the providers will most likely increased their payment rates just to get the work done. :(
@Jack0113 (79)
• China
24 May 10
it's normal, everybody wants to do less and earn more, dont' you? so it's the same as the boss of the sites who want to earn as more as possible. and i don't come across a site that pay me more money and less work need to do.