Has anyone ever tried Freelancer.com (former GetAFreelancer.com)? Does anyone have any opinions/feedback on the site?
I would like to start some projects as a freelancer but I would really like to get some opinions on the site to get started.
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The site you have mentioned is a good site with lots of projects. The thing that is common to such sites are:
It is a lot of fun if you like to code, but it is not easy money.
My personal experience is that the online freelance sites are overly-filled with people with limited abilities flooding request in an attempt to be the lowest bidder. They rank above Monster.com on my list of "places where I should avoid in my job search."
That site, in particular, looks like it is going along with the "we don't want to pay for quality" model. The first two projects I clicked on said that they budgeted $8-15/hour for an iPhone or an Android app? Really? Because you can get more working at Lowes (and exercise to boot). You're much better off just doing open-source work (which is arguably better for a résumé anyway).
If you really need freelance work, find a user group in your area, network with people you know, and get a higher Stackoverflow score (all of these have provided me with good work in the past). If those don't work, help out with an open source project, it will pay off more in the end anyway.