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Offline GingerBelle

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I would add E-lance
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:02:24 PM »
Although this site apparently does have some legit clients offering work, I have been scammed by them before and it's very disheartening. The site doesn't care if you are scammed either.

A quick Google search will show you how many bad experiences people have had with this site. Again, apparently it has SOME legit jobs, but I would stay clear of it altogether after my bad experience!

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Re: I would add E-lance
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 10:23:56 PM »
Oh, that's too bad GingerBelle. I feel bad for you. If you don't mind, how have you been scammed through Elance? So far I have been hearing nice things about them but I haven't tried working for them yet so I'm really curious about your experience with them if you don't mind sharing.

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Re: I would add E-lance
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 10:17:27 AM »
Hey, that sounds absolutely terrible! It's simply unacceptable that online workers are getting scammed, and not getting paid for their hard work. Yeah, there are just too many nefarious types online these days who like to take advantage of freelancers. I'm glad forums such as this exist so that we can share information of where the trouble spots are. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: I would add E-lance
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 01:36:53 AM »
There will always be untrustworthy people, but it's not only on E-lance.  Even Freelancer.com also has its share of shady and unscrupulous employers as well.  I recall doing some work for somebody, and to my surprise it turns out that the project was never completed because the employer kept postponing the work.  His excuse is due to lack of writers.  So in effect, I was made to work because the employer didn't have any writers available.  Out of completing my obligations, I finished the work anyway but after this experience I will never work for that certain employer ever again.


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Re: I would add E-lance
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 05:34:57 PM »
I stopped after a couple times of trying to offer my services for a job.  It never failed that you would make an offer then someone would offer with a significantly lower price.  By the end of the week, what was supposed to be a $5,000 job is only worth a couple hundred, which wouldn't cover the expenses of the supplies needed to do the job.  I wish the offers were anonymous to everyone but the employers so people wouldn't cut their prices to a ridiculous amount.  I haven't been able to get good work because everyone else is willing to work for practically free.

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Re: I would add E-lance
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 07:17:07 PM »
Yikes!  I would certainly say that companies who don't care about their workers getting scammed are always bad news, and ones who also mess with their workers are just as bad.
I feel you on people working for free.  That just makes me mad in any industry.  Volunteering is one thing, but companies expecting people to do a job for free because it seems "easy" is just not ethical.  Musicians and artists have had this problem for a long time, and it's been creeping into our industry, too.

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Re: I would add E-lance
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 03:48:07 PM »
Well this is one that I have always been a little bit weary of, and it is probably for good reason and I am reading a lot of the same things here.  It just seems inconsistent, and I cannot really say with any certainty because I never really stuck with it, but my initial disappointment was enough to keep me away.  Maybe some people are making it work, though, so if that is the case I am glad someone is.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: I would add E-lance
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 11:53:29 PM »
I once thought E-lance had the same stellar reputation as popular online gig websites like Upwork (then Odesk), Guru, Fiverr and Freelancer. Have I been wrong? Anyhow, it may have worked differently for you. I have never been there but I'm not interested in opening an account at E-lance either.

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