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Freelancer.com

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Freelance Jobs – Freelancer.com is one of the most (probably the most!) famous and widely used platform for freelancers looking for freelance tasks, jobs and projects. More than 11 million Freelancers are already using the platform. The website is free to sign up but it charges you every time you accept a project.

  • Register for free (create your profile, upload your portfolio, receive project notifications, bid on projects).
  • It Covers a wide range of topics such as Websites, IT & Software, Mobile Phones & Computing, Writing & Content, Design, Media & Architecture, Data Entry & Admin, Engineering & Science, Product Sourcing & Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Business, Accounting, Human Resources & Legal, Translation & Languages, Local Jobs & Trades and more.
  • Nice, friendly layout.
  • Easy to use.
  • Freelancer.com charges 10%, 5%, or 3% of the full amount, based on the user’s subscription.
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TIPS

  • If you choose to create a free, intro, basic or plus account you will be charged 10% of the full amount that you will get from the employer.
  • Try to avoid accepting projects from dodgy employers. Always check the employer’s reviews! If you can’t find any reviews it means that he may be a fraud.
  • Due to the fact that you will be new in the freelancer.com community it is better to bid for projects posted by new employers cause  experienced users-employers will try to find experienced freelancers.
  • Always try to request a mile stone payment. This is a good way for you to know from the start that the employer is trustworthy and that you have better chances at the end to receive the whole payment. For example, you can request 50% percent (or at least 20%, it’s up to you to decide) of the agreed complete amount.
  • Be aware that if you abort a project, Freelancer.com will not refund its charges. For example if you are a free user and you accept a job for £200, freelancer.com will immediately charge you 10% (which means £20).
  • There is a 3 week verification period, before the first payment. This means that after completing your first project you will need to wait 3 weeks to get paid.
  • If you accept a new project during this first 3 week verification period and you decide to withdraw money from the first payment try to request part of your balance instead of the whole amount. This is due to the negative balance that you can get if you request the whole amount and at the same time you accept a new project which will lead to a new charge from freelancer.
  • Try to stick in one currency (British pounds, or USD) and avoid having multiple currencies in your account cause Freelancer.com’s money conversion service is not free.

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