Freelancer

Philippines
July 22, 2011 1:06am CST
who is into freelancer? I recently signed up for the site but I am not yet so familiar with it. Anybody knows how things work in freelancer? I just can't understand the system in earning. Do I really have to invest money for me to find a job? I hope I wasn't wrong in signing up.
3 responses
@Emerald20 (130)
• Philippines
22 Jul 11
You can try the oDesk.com, it's still a part of the freelance , I think. It requires no money but you have to make some info about you and present other stuff like a government ID for the verification of your identity. You will be hired, as like other jobs do, depending on your profile related to the job posted. :)
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
22 Jul 11
hi are you a member of Odesk? Can you give some tips on how to find job right there without being spammed. I tried it already but it's so hard to find an employer and if you find one they gonna offer you a very low rate. I know someone who earn a lot through Odesk and how I wish I could make some!
• Philippines
22 Jul 11
Yes I am but I am still working on it because I got only one ID which is my passport and its not even with me. Yes, I have read at oDesk that the lower bid of payment most likely are to be hired. The earnings depend on the job, and once they hire, other hiring managers make adjustments to your payment depending on you performance. You also consider the websites that does require no pre-start or pre-work payment when applying jobs online. You work on your profile first at oDesk which may give you higher chances to be hired.:)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
I am also a member of Odesk but I hardly get employers to hire me. What other tips can you give? Many would say that it is really hard for one to get hired for the first time. however, if you already find a job, there would be more and more chances of being hired by them. Aside from Odesk, are there any other legit sites that offers online jobs without me spending money but earning instead?
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
22 Jul 11
There's no need for you to spend some money just to have some job online 'cause first we are here to earn and not to give money. If you're giving money it's gonna be a spam so better watch out.
@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
22 Jul 11
Most of those who are earning online are freelancers. It would not be wrong to say that even working mylot is a sort of freelancing. Well, you just said that you signed up for the site. But which site is it after all? No need to mention the site, but I am sure, it might be one of that freelancing sites out there. Actually there are many and you can sign up on which you like. If you are into real freelancing site, then you will not have to pay a dime to get a job. But yes, as a percentage or a commission to the site - whatever may you call it, you will pay some part of the amount from the job you get. However, that is towards the end of the project, generally. You are never required to pay upfront to the site - in fact never. But those sites asking you to pay first, you better watch out for them. They can even be scams.