Scam-Free Way to Find Online Jobs and Make Money with Freelancer.com
Over the past several years Internet has become a powerful tool for making money in my spare time. I have been testing various “get paid to” opportunities in the last several years and shared them in this blog. The first earning possibility, which worked out for me was freelancing and crowdsourcing. Freelancers are independent workers, which can find jobs on various job boards and use their skills to earn money online.
Freelancing is one of the most popular Internet business means because thousands of small business owners are trying to outsource their work, find qualified staff on the web and receive quality results fast.
In order to start providing your freelance services online you need to figure out what services you can provide and how much experience you have. The most popular jobs for freelancers include: web design (website, logo, template design jobs), programming and coding, copywriting (writing articles, reviews, paid forum posting), search engine optimization (on-site optimization, social media optimization), marketing and much more.
Freelancer.com is a website, where thousands of small business owners list services and jobs they need to accomplish. You can visit this website, browse available jobs and bid for items. If the employer likes your profile (before bidding on projects you are required to complete the registration process, provide some examples of your work or showcase your portfolio items) he/she will let you work on this project and set the pay for completed work.
While completing the order you will be able to stay in touch with the employer, ask questions and figure out his/her needs. With Freelancer.com the odds of getting scammed are minimal, this website has a buyer protection system, which charges the employer before you start working and passes the money to you, as soon as the project is completed.
Currently freelancers can withdraw their funds with the help of numerous payment methods, which include Paypal, Moneybookers, a debit card and even a wire transfer. Freelancer.com is free to register but there are some fees, which are to be deducted for every job you complete (you don’t have to pay anything to register and bid on items but you are charged, when you earn money with them, 10% is the fee amount).
Depending on your skills, you can easily become a freelancer and earn money online in your spare time. If you don’t have enough experience to start working on this freelance job boards, let me show some alternatives you can use:
Fiverr.com – is a cool website, where you can list your freelance service and find clients for your work.
Earn money with Mturk.com – this is a great opportunity to receive money for completing various data-entry tasks and jobs.
Thanks for reading my blog post, I do hope that you will have a lot of luck making money from home by completing freelance work at Freelancer.com. Please leave your questions and ideas in the comment section below and don’t forget to vote for us on social networks.
I read this blog consistently, but this is he one time I must disagree with you. It seems as if you haven’t really had experience with this site, so I suggest you sign up and use it to experience how it really works before saying its a “scam free” way to find real jobs. I’ve gotten one real job that I cannot get paid for because of their system, and 27 scam job offers.
While I will admit people can find legitimate jobs on Freelancer.com, and I have, most of the time, it is full of scam jobs and scam “writers.” Also, the process is not nearly as simple as you make it out to be. Yes, you complete a job and get paid, BUT you only get so many bids before you have to buy them, then IF you get awarded a job, they deduct a massive fee – 11.25 percent if you are not a monthly fee paying member, which just happens to be $30 a month. Then, the buyer protection system only works if the buyer agrees to pay using the Freelancer.com system, and agree to pay a milestone. More often than not, buyers of services will not do either. IF you get paid, it takes two weeks minimum of a security period to actually see the money, and the minimum payout is $25. There is no protection for sellers, the writers. Unless a person has hundreds of dollars to spend to be a member and pay for tests, and 20 hours minimum per week to bid, weed through the scam job postings and postings that count as sweat shop wages, its not worth it in my opinion.
Hello. My name is Max and I work for Freelancer.com. I came across your post here and we greatly appreciate you writing this great review on Freelancer.com.
Be assured that Freelancer.com dedicates itself in providing the best customer experience and we continually push ourselves to maintain the integrity of our marketplace. Once we see any dubious post or project, we immediately bring them down.
I’d like to inform you as well that we’ve recently acquired Scriptlance, the fifth largest freelance marketplace in the world. This makes Freelancer.com an even stronger marketplace. To date, we have more than 4 million users of the site and paid out more than half a billion dollars to freelancers around the world. For more information on this development and other updates, please visit this link – http://blog.freelancer.com.
Thank you again and we hope you continue to use Freelancer.com services.
Hi JC, I’m taking the time to address your concerns as well.
I’d like to assure you that Freelancer.com works hard to keep the integrity of its marketplace.
Once we see dubious job posts and projects, we immediately shut them down and suspend the account if necessary.
To help you work with the trustworthy employers, view their Reputation. It provides a detailed summary of the user’s history on Freelancer.com and what the user has accomplished, be it employer or freelancer. The higher their Reputation is (5 being the best), the more reliable and reputable the user is.
Aside from checking the user’s Reputation, view their profile as well. See how the employer thoroughly described a project. Trustworthy employers will provide all of the specifics of the project to help freelancers and get the project completed successfully and quickly. We got more tips to help. Please visit this link (http://www.freelancer.com/news/articles.html) to know more.
We do believe that our fees are nominal and some of the most competitive in the online outsourcing industry. Availing our paid membership plans lower fees up to 3% and provides many more benefits than our free membership plan.
Our Milestone Payment System serves both employers and freelancers alike as it helps projects get completed smoothly. By placing a Milestone Payment, we will hold the funds until you are 100% happy with the work completed. For freelancers, asking for Milestone Payment will give you peace of mind and it will also show that the employer is prepared to put up money for the project.
Please be assured that even if users don’t avail of the Milestone Payment, we will still provide support.
And as always, our Freelancer.com Exams are entirely optional but it will help you gain more credibility with Freelancer.com employers. The 15 day waiting period only applies to the very first withdrawal and this is done for security reasons. Subsequent withdrawals are faster.
Please be assured that there are thousands of projects at the site that offer great compensation. That’s why we have hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers worldwide.
But we’ve taken into account your feedback about services and be assured that we will continue to push ourselves to improve on the work that we do.
I hope I’ve amply addressed your concerns. Thank you very much.