Freelancer review | Your project budget can be fixed or hourly

 

 

Freelancer.com has millions of professionals and strives to connect those with jobs to those with skills.

 

Freelancer.com claims to be the “world’s largest outsourcing marketplace.”

They have hundreds of categories ranging from website design to translation and speech writing to zen cart installations. Anything you need done can and will get done on Freelancer.com.

Your project budget can be fixed or hourly. Once you post your project, freelancers post bids. Freelancers are ranked on their past performances.

The rankings include things like on-time performance, quality of work, communication, and professionalism. The bid includes how much the freelancer will charge and how much time it will take.

 

THE GOOD / 

THE BAD / 

  • Easy to use website and UX
  • Lots of projects and freelancers to choose from
  • Minimum pricing set, so no matter the project, you there is a base price set for you
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THE BOTTOMLINE /

Freelancer.com is one of the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small businesses.

 


 

 

When posting a job, employers can mark it private (keeping it off google searches), make it and NDA project (bidders must sign Non-Disclosure Agreement), a Sealed Bid project as well as Urgent, Full-Time and Assisted.

An assisted project is one where you are helped with your brief and matched with potential bidders by the Freelance.com staff.

Of all the freelance type sites out there, I really like the way that Freelancer.com is laid out.

Simple to place jobs, simple to see who’s bidding and how they rate, and simple to finalize the project.

There is a Money Back Guarantee. You must contact support within 30 days of contest closing.

  

In regards to working with any outsourcing platform you should always be informed as to their cancellation, dispute and resolution policies. Occasionally disagreements will arise and you need to know what the expectations are on all parts of the transaction. For Freelancer, they have set a plan that you can cancel up to 7 days after a project has been awarded for a full refund. If it’s a guaranteed contests you DO NOT have refund options. Should your transaction go to arbitration, Freelancer will provide both parties with 4 days for free than a $5 or 5% fee is charged for further review.

 

 

 

 

Company Overview

Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page

Freelancer is a global marketplace for online jobs where businesses connect with independent service providers to outsource their work.

Individuals or businesses in need of skilled help for short or long-term projects can post those projects and allow freelancers to submit bids for the completion of the work.

For the employer or service buyer, Freelancer.com provides immediate access to thousands of independent contractors with specific skills, without the need to place job ads or provide work space, insurance, etc.

For the freelancer, Freelancer.com offers a constant source of part-time to full-time work opportunities, without the trouble and expense of advertising and self-promotion.

 

 

Specifications  
Area of Focus: Covers pretty much everything but heavily focus on software development, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services.
Cost to Post: Free to post, but should you select to work with a freelancer, you are charged a 3% or $3 whichever is greater or purchase a membership plan starting at $4.95/mo. The freelancer will be charged 5% or $5 whichever is greater.
Payment/Terms Policy: Funds are required to be deposited when a winner is selected. Freelancers may request a milestone as well. You can either pay in milestones or the completion of the project.
Refund/Dispute Policy: You can cancel up to 7 days after a project has been awarded for a full refund. Guaranteed contests do not have refund options. Refund of fees may be done as bonus credit. This bonus may only be used on site, and can not be withdrawn or transferred. The bonus will expire in 90 days from the date of receipt.
Ease of Use: Very easy to navigate.

 

 

 

  • Rosemary DeFrades

    I’ve used this platform to get jobs and I didn’t really like it.