Freelancer.com, your experience, tips and trick

@savire (204)
Indonesia
February 25, 2013 7:36pm CST
I have read negative discussions regarding the site here. But I my self an active member of the site although coming from other site which currently had been acquired by them though. I believe that freelancing site like this gives opportunity to each service publisher such as myself. I understand that the competition is high but that's just how the world is work. There nothing such as free lunch. I think what we need is focus on what we doing best there for example mine doing the development. So if any of you had better luck with them and care to share your experience there and also any tips and trick whatsoever regarding the site. Here I share one of my successful trick being an active developer there. # Always prepare your portfolio and backed them up with your knowledge
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3 responses
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
26 Feb 13
Hi Savire, Thanks for sharing your experience with Freelancer site, I too have heard about this site. I am not that much familiar with English language so I am not going for high languages writing sites. Even though I am posting some articles in wikinut also, there is income also to me,but the income is very very less amount. Even though I like that site, have a nice day.
@savire (204)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 13
Hi yugasini, I haven't been trying much into articles writing there since I focused more on the software development especially web based apps. But I believe each of the specialized category of work had their special treatment too. I do seeing some writers there who are successful and had their regular customers with quite high paying rates. Yes, since English is mainly needed there I think it's also a nice aspect which need to be considered of especially if you are into writing stuff. Thanks for sharing your opinion :-)
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
26 Feb 13
Hi Savire, Thanks for immediate response, software is growing day by day there are lot of opportunities in that field. I think only talented persons like you can deal all those applications, I am very poor in software even I could not solve the regular internet or computer problems occur in routine days. At that time I take help of mylot, have a nice day.
@savire (204)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 13
Yes yugasini, each person have their own interest in what they are doing in life so I think it's just as good if you found the alternative such as mylot. Well as long as we happy then it's just fine I guess because I think that's the goal of life it self. Cheers.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
I don't have much experience about freelance, because until this I haven't get any jobs there. I don't know how to bid on a jobs in that site that is why I am inactive...
@savire (204)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 13
Hi aerous, I don't quite understand by "don't know how to bid on a jobs" mean here. But I believe you know how the bidding mechanism work right. So I just assume that you might confused on how to get started. I was starting out as a freelancer back on my college days since I need to pay for my own tuition. So yes, it's really helping me a lot. By that time I focused my self on easy job which suitable for my experience and I do bid only on work that I can guarantee I can finished it. After that I make sure that the employer get the point that I understand their jobs. I think that's basically what you do to earn their respect and certainly they will pick you on their job.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
I want to say congrats for that success in freelance. I am a little bit confuse on the site that is why still nothing happen to me. I bid sometimes but always zero...
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
28 Feb 13
I think this is a site I have actually signed up for way back, but not one I have any real experience from. Sites like this are hard as you have so much competition in hopes you can earn something. I have considered doing things the Self publishing way as some of the other friends I know have done, and hope for the Best from there.
@savire (204)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 13
Hi Krause, Well of course If you say the competition is high it's just appropriate. In offline too we need to competes as well to gain customers. But as you can see it's always need our effort by building our name from no one to a certain degree so that the audience of clients there will know that you are trusted. If we could gain audiences by doing that later on they will keep coming back at you if they had another work to be done. Currently I have also thought of self publishing a book but I haven't decide a topic yet because as you can see that it's the same so much competition in e-book category and their target price are so confusingly low I begin to think is it worth my time. Anyhow what platform/site do you use for your self publishing? I was looking to lulu.com services is it any good? What do you think?