Too complicated

India
September 25, 2010 2:49pm CST
HI I just signed up for oDesk and PeoplePerHour. I find both of them too complicated to work with. Freelancer dot com is quite easya and userfriendly. What is your experience. ODesk wants us to qualify for the readiness test. what is it? Is it easy to pass? PPH does not give a totally free account. I may be wrong too. Let me know from your side.
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
Odesk, is a good one to work with but you need to do some exam before starting looking for a jobs. Not only that you need to apply like regular workers apply in a jobs to a company... It's hard also to apply and get a jobs there. I am not familiar with the one peopleperhour... Freelance is easy but until today I am always outbid that is why I stop looking for a jobs there...
• India
26 Sep 10
Hi Aerous, You are right. We have to pass a test first. But I think, I don't have that much time to do now - study all the material and then answer just 11 questions in 60 minutes. It seems weird. As far as your outbid notice is concerned, you do not have to worry about it at all. You are a beginner and you should bid for the lowest amount, unless you are good in that niche. Even if you are good, you have to start with a lower bid. You know, when I started bidding there, I remember I got outbid hugely almost everytime. I then started bidding for the lower amounts and won a couple of projects too. Not only that, I got reviews too. Its just the question of patience. If you think you are capable of dishing out good content, keep bidding. Don't lose heart. You will one day tell me of having won a project. Thanx! God Bless!
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• United States
26 Sep 10
Hi abhi_bangal, PPH doesn't charge its workers to sign up, but it does limit the number of bids they can make without paying a subscription. It sounds as though you would perform better at vWorker. Unlike at oDesk, there are no tests to pass at vWorker, so you can start bidding as soon as you sign up. And unlike at PPH, you have free, unlimited bidding.
• Philippines
4 Jan 13
This is the first time I have heard of PeoplePerHour. Side by side with oDesk and Freelancer at that. I find oDesk easy to use among the three. I admit it wasn't easy to use at first but eventually I learned and got used to the system. I didn't visit Freelancer that much right after sign up because it seemed there was too much competition, way too much compared to oDesk.
@snowy22315 (54578)
• United States
26 Sep 10
Have you mad any money on freelancer.com? I haven't hear do that site before. I would gree with you that odesk does seem quite complicated, but it might be worth a try.
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• India
26 Sep 10
Hi Snowy, Actually I have made lots of money on freelancer. I am coming to an end of my second project there. It is quite easy to bid there. I think that is the simplest and one of the easiest freelancing sites out there. When I looked at Odesk, I just failed to understand what it was. How do I get a job there, is just out of question.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
25 Sep 10
I have seen the website of odesk. Yes, you are right. Looks a bit complicated. I have not joined the program yet. I know I should study the program thoroughly first before joining. PeoplePerHour ! That I don't know. Thank you for mentioning. I will take a look.
• India
26 Sep 10
Hi Greenline, If you get to know if we can bid in PPH without having a paid account, please let me know. I don't know about that.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
13 Jan 13
Is that free lancer good all over like here in mexico? Ive seen many here talking about that site. Take care there.