I worked at Freelancer part-time (More than a year)
Great way to find job opportunities & connect with new clients, building your own base.
Requires a lot of initiative on the part of the freelancer, which is to be expected.
Advice to Management
The site is awesome, fast, and easy to use!
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Freelancer (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2016.
Being hired at freelancer takes about 2 - 3 hrs after applying for a job(if you were lucky)
The clients ask you questions regarding the project and how you will tackle it. If you fail to convince the client that you are fit to work for them then you are ruled out.
Some 'bad' clients approach you to discuss job and then disappear for days, leaving you hanging.
This has happened to me a couple of times.
I had a moment when a client did not acknowledge my expertise so I had to spent a lot of time convincing him.
My advice: If a client takes your time by asking you non-related questions, call it a day and move on.
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