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    Discussion in 'General jobs discussion' started by new_gaber, Mar 28, 2012.

    1. new_gaber

      new_gaber Member

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      hello everybody,

      I'm asking if anyone tried the Freelancing jobs before?, just was searching on jobs i can do online, and get paid from, and got the website " WWW.freelancer.com ", where you can find engineering jobs there, you can do, and get paid against doing it, but in a way is explained in the website, so here is my question:

      1- is that True?, online engineering jobs?
      2- is the freelancer.com a website to trust?
      3- Do you know any other websites like freelancer, to work with?, i mean trusted?

      Would appreciate your reply,
      Eng.Gaber Mohamed.
       
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    3. cwarner7_11

      cwarner7_11 Well-Known Member

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      I have never used freelancer.com, although I have used a couple of other sites for finding freelance work (Innocentive, guru.com, among others). As far as "trusted", the trust is between you and the person posting the job. You won't get rich from this approach- most jobs seem to go to the low bidder...
       
    4. raajmath

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    5. new_gaber

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      Thank You cwarner7_11 and raajmath, for your care to reply, i would try even if lower bidds, as i am not employed now, so getting less money for me now is better than nothing.
      Thanks also for the trusted websites you put crawner, i'll try them, but would like to know what are the freelancing jobs you did and how much was the pay?, if possible.
       
    6. raajmath

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      i tried @ Odesk.com & Elance.com

      both are pretty good results by bids

      i worked for 20$ /hour two years back
       
    7. new_gaber

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      That would be good pay for me right now :), Thank you for your reply.
       
    8. Barbarian

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      they suck both freelance elancer and the other one. They charge you % fee + on top of that you have to pay federal and state taxes not to mention you have to place bids and hope people pick you and the people who post the jobs have absolutely no idea what they want. this has been Disaster.
       
    9. srdfmc

      srdfmc Well-Known Member

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      Yes it's a disaster. In our field of competencies, Mech Engineering, it's even worst. On one hand, many project scope have to be reworked entirely before something can be done with. A lot of them are completely surrealistic regarding cost, budget and delay and imply a lot of time, communication and psychology only to be put back on track.


      On the other hand, nearly all the Freelancer are using hacked or non-licensed copies of CAD/FEA/CFD softwares to do jobs that definitively required an Industrial license. I have always wondered how the hell the CAD industry has managed to let her nose out of this mess since so many years.


      Let me be clear, the formula is good and works great for other markets that don't need any expensive licenses or hardware to manufacture a product or deliver a service. A hub, easy to reach, accessible all over the web where small Industries and/or Individuals can met motivated entrepreneurs.


      But without a strong and active policy to control what's going on, it will stay what it is today: a burlesque place where the loufoque and the most cynics practices meet.
       
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    10. thebestjake

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      How does this work in the US offering engineering services. You have to be a PE to offer engineering services to the general public. There is the corporate exemption but you have to be regular full time employee for that to apply.
       

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