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Freelancer.com Review

Freelancer.com is one of the most popular websites that connects the freelancers with the costumers. I am a member there and this is my honest Freelancer com review.

 

Name of the product: Freelancer.com
Website: https://www.Freelancer.com/
Price: Starter Membership, $0
Price: Premium Membership, €29.95 EUR/month
Owner: Matt Barrie
Overall Rank: 70 out of 100
Who it’s for: Newbie – Expert

INTRODUCTION

 

Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by a number of users and projects. They connect over 22,575,831 employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries, regions and territories.

Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services.

HOW DOES IT WORK

 

 

Basically, entrepreneurs post different projects and the freelancers bid with how much money they want and how fast they will deliver the service in order to win the project.

You can click either on the antenna icon or you can search a project in the search bar.

 

There are 3 key factors that will help you to win the job:

 

  • The rating and the number of reviews which were given to you by previous entrepreneurs.
  • The amount of money you request in order to complete the job and how fast you will fulfil the project.

Don’t worry, people who have a high rating and a high amount of reviews usually bid an exaggerated price with an exaggerated amount of time in order to complete the assignment. Therefore, if you put a more reasonable price and complete it sooner, the employer will definitely choose you.

  • Lastly, the entrepreneurs will take a look at your profile. There you can add your previous experience and you can also upload an example of similar projects in your Portfolio.

 

 

PROS/CONS

 

Main advantages:

  • You can work from home whenever you want.
  • Possibility to earn a decent to full-time revenue.
  • New projects are posted from 4 to 4 seconds.
  • Possibility to quit your job.

Cons:

  • High competition
  • Just 8 bids in the free membership accounts. After you consume a bid, it will be recharge in 96 hours.
  • Strong disadvantage vs people with more ratings/reviews.

WHO IS IT FOR?

 

Freelancer.com is for all individuals. Your expertise level can vary from entrance level to expert.

There is a large variety of jobs from writing articles to writing a book, to translate a text, to design a component in AutoCAD to internet marketing and much more.

 

Usually, people expect you to do the job as fast as you can and at the lowest cost.

If you bid that you will do for example 2,000 words proofreading for 250$ in 5 days, chances are that someone else will bid to do it in 1 or 2 days for $30. So be careful with your bidding.

EARNING POTENTIAL

 

Depending on your experience level, the earning potential can be huge.

Most of the time I see projects that vary from 2$ up to 5,000$. Don’t jump to fast into it, because usually projects with a high stake are given to individuals with the highest number of reviews. So in order to get there,  first you have to deal with those low money jobs.

For example, below I searched for all the projects which involve SEO.  Now those are the latest projects.

 

But if I check to show me the results by the highest project price, then the tables turn drastically.

 

The main issue is the number of bids. As a free membership, you only have 8 bids. They will regenerate in 96 hours, one after the other.

If you decide to upgrade to premium, it will cost you 29$ per month and you will receive 300 bids. However, your first month will be free.

TRAINING

 

There are not tutorials available.

However, people can get Certifications in different domains such as Academic writing or C++ or HTML or SEO or any other domain in order to get an upper advantage against the competitors.

After you complete each certification, they will be displayed on your profile. You can access the Certification pages by pressing  Work-> Get Certified on the upper menu bar.

The Certification is divided into three levels, 1 being the most novice and level 3 being the most advanced.

Each level 1 of certification costs 5 euro.

 Summarized Overview

Name of the product: Freelancer.com
Website: https://www.Freelancer.com/
Price: Starter Membership, $0
Price: Premium Membership, €29.95 EUR/month
Owner: Matt Barrie
Overall Rank: 70 out of 100
Who it’s for: Newbie – Expert

VERDICT: LEGIT

FINAL OPINION

Starting up will be hard especially if you choose not to invest any money.

First of all, you will only have 8  bids available. Usually, on a project, there are around 40 bids by the end of it. So you have quite some competition. The only solution for you to win is to bid the minimum value and to promise to do it in maximum 2-3 days.

Second, of all, your competitors will usually have certifications and much more ratings. Therefore, an Entrepreneur will most likely choose them over you if you propose for almost the same amount of money.

However, if by chance you’re not an English native you can search for English translations to your mother tongue projects. There you will not suffer from high competition.

Moreover, this job will not provide you with a passive income. You will still have to work in a stressful job due to the fact that here you are paid only when you work. You don’t have the same conditions that an office job provide you, such as taking short breaks for a cigarette or small chat.

With that being said, I believe that you can try to become a Freelancer at Freelancer.com but I would advise you not to set your hopes too high. If you are determined then click here to register.

Psst, what about having a business that will provide you with a passive income?Some people earn over $5000 every month from it. If you are interested and want to learn more then you should check this post right here.

Have I missed something? Still, have any questions left? Write them in the comments below and I will reply to you in less than 24 hours.

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9 thoughts on “Freelancer.com Review

    1. Hello Jennifer!

      In a portfolio you have to put screenshots of your previous work. If you don’t have any previous work then you can put any certifications that you have or written samples if you are in the article writing topic. Try to write two articles with academic writing and two more with general writing such that people will know what you’re capable of.

      If you want to obtain a few certificates online for free, then I encourage you to visit Udemy which is a website that offers all sorts of training. You can select any video you like and after you watched the tutorial you will receive a certificate of completion. After that, you can put those certificates in your Portfolio. Who knows? They might work. There are many courses both free and paid. The link will forward you to free content writing courses. You can access the search bar at the top of the website and search for different courses. After you do any search you can click on the price button and select the free courses in order to display them only. Everything is free, there is no hidden charge and it definitely doesn’t ask you for credit card details.

      Hope that I helped you. If you have any other questions, I’m right here!

  1. I had similar experiences with Freelancer.com a few years ago. It can be stiff competition there for sure. There is money to be made, but like you said it can be a stressful job.
    It suits some people but wasn’t for me long-term.

    1. Greetings Geoff!

      Well, it is a pretty stressful job and I believe that in some tasks the total amount of time spent outweighs the total amount of income gained. As you said, it is great as a solution for the short-term, but the long-term solution will be to build your own online business that will generate you a passive income. Check here my step-by-step guide in how to build an online business here.

  2. Thank you for this post! I have been a freelancer for years and at times, it can be hard to find clients. I didn’t even know sites like this existed! It is nice to know there are options out there to get more clients without all the stress!

    1. Hi, Dede!

      You are most welcome! There are more places similar to Freelancer. I will start reviewing them soon, so check my website on a weekly basis! 🙂

  3. Wow, thank you for clarifying this .com for me! I had often wondered how they operated. Sounds stressful just being the consumer to purchase the work!!! Hahaha. Freelancing is definitely NOT something I want to do, but I might consider hopping over in the future for some outsourcing needs. Thanks for sharing this information Andrei. It truly has been very helpful! =)

    1. Hi, Paula!

      You’re most welcome! Sorry that it took so long to reply to you… Lol. To be honest I just found your reply unanswered by mistake. Well, indeed, from the freelancer’s point of view, this can be considered pretty bad. But you know how it is… If you are in the need of money, you will do everything!

  4. Hi, quite interesting to know all this. What is not clearly visible, is an example of how much money for about how much time can be made here, some examples like for beginners or for you, who does this for some time already.

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