Originally Posted by Karen S. Garvin
I joined a freelance editing/proofreading forum last year, paid $99 for the privilege of taking editing tests and bidding on projects. I never even got a nibble. The site did not have an open-forum type of access, though. All projects were offered through the site's owners, and there weren't very many projects to bid on.
Has anyone here had success on these bidding sites? It seems like there are a lot of people willing to undercut you for a dollar or two just to get a job. Am I jaded, or what?
getafreelancer.com and getacoder.com have beared fruit for me.
I'm thrown a bit by how many people from India (or Bangladesh etc) are there. No clue why, I guess I just didn't know webdesign was so huge in other countries. It makes sense, just never came across it I suppose. Some of those Indian people are very clever and some do nice work.
The annoying thing to me is people adding work. Make a page for me that does this. Oh I need a mouseover here too. Well there's no menu, can you add one? I need a banner too, please add that. Ya can't bail because you did the work and want the $ but grrr is it annoying and they should state that initially.
Some goofs paste replies to bid and that's just humorous to me. You can't take the time to type a reply and you think you'll win a bid? lol