UPDATE: 11/17/2017: Great News! FreelanceWriterGuide readers now have access to the Freelance Dashboard, a handy all-in-one page with links to not only content creation job sites, but “Gig Economy” options as well, including grocery delivery, ridesharing like Uber and Lyft, and more.
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Thank you! Very helpful. Now let’s liberate the poor worm from his hook!
Many thanks for the info posted here.
One question: On Freelancer, the site suggests that the user pay for short skills tests to increase the likelihood of having bids accepted. Do you think it’s quite necessary to do this -or- should I rest on my laurels and assume that my bids will win based on my portfolio?
Hi Eric – thanks for visiting! I would -not- recommend you shell out money for Freelancer’s “tests” unless something in your writing would indicate you aren’t a native English speaker. These tests seem like a real scam to me, and a way for the site to bleed more money out of writers. Stick with a solid bid (e.g. don’t cut and paste a generic response, refer directly to the project to show your interest, keep it professional) and you should be just fine.
I agree, the tests are nothing less than scams to leech money from the users.
Keep up the good work!
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I was wondering about those test sites as well. Thanks for confirming my suspicions!
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