24 of 24 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Finding Freelance employment
Disadvantages Lots of other Freelancers bidding against you.
I am a work at home Mum and Getafreelancer.com is one of several sites I use to find work. THE BASICS The site is very easy to understand, though if you are new to Freelancing it can be confusing initially. BUYERS are in need a specific skill, for example; an Individual setting up a website may be in need of a Computer Programmer for specific coding to make his site behave a certain way, or, a Company may require an entire online directory presented in an excel spreadsheet. The Buyer will post the PROJECT, a brief description of the work they need doing and the skills they expect the ...
11 of 14 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Very Very bad site. Pay 10% of the project price, even when 1 of the partys decide not to finish the project. All the webdesigners and programmers try to take as many jobs as possible, and when they have the job they decide they wont do it after all. Also u can only leave possitive feedback or your account will be suspended. Dont go there, u will regret if u do
24 of 27 Ciao users found the following review helpful
I am pretty sure that they let our escrows get to a high amount (6500.00) and they for no reason ended our account! Thieves thus far as you have zero possibility to get in touch with them except for a shady getahelpdesk system that gets looked at once every day or two. I will post again here if we recover anything from this sorry situation.
23 of 27 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Stay away from this website. The bulk of the freelancers on the website are incompetent. They are unprofessional, do not stick to deadlines and do not take your project seriously. You are charged fees to post a job, charged fees to deposit money for the job and charged fees to get your money back when the person you selected goes MIA (missing in action). I tried this company based on the low bid amounts. I always had success with guru.com. There are reputable freelancers on that site. Overall, you get what you pay for. Getafreelancer.com is horrid.
4 of 6 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Main advantages are for the site owners
Disadvantages Rip off rates.
If you are a writer who takes yourself seriously then this site is really not for you. In fact it seems to me that only robots can earn any kind of living freelance writing through GAF. With a GAF freelance opportunity you can expect to be paid on average somewhere between $.50 and $1(or maybe $1.50, if you're lucky) per 500 words. For this money, most employers or 'buyers' demand original, well researched, proofread and lucid prose at the rate of 10 articles per day! Competition for the jobs is fierce so to get you're foot in the door at all could take countless hours of reading and bidding ...
1 of 6 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages if you're lucky you may find a deal
Disadvantages Filled with Scammers and very bad getahelpdesk.com
Not only there are many legit people who try to get their job done, but also there are a lot of scam artists running afoul at getafreelancer.com website. I was scammed by one of those fraudsters, and getafreelancer.com will not do anything about it. Their getahelpdesk.com system is supposed to protect honest people and be an impartial arbitrator to an issue between the parties. However, its Staff often times leaves the dispute between fraudster and victim on their own to resolve the matter. Obviously, a fraudster being fraudster never admits their wrong doings, and the victim is forced to deal ...