If you are a free lancer please do your homework before signing up with freelancer.com
There are 1,000's of complaints all over the internet about the company and agents who have completed their assignments but do not receive compensation for what they have done because their account is suddenly "Frozen".
BEWARE OF FREELANCER.COM
There are a number of reputable companies with which freelance authors can do business. But I’m about to tell you a tale about one such company that has proved NOT to be. Please note that all experiences related here are my own and may or may not reflect other users’ experiences. However, I would strongly urge anyone contemplating using the company in question as a way of generating revenue to be VERY careful in their dealings.
After doing some homework, I thought Freelancer.com - Hire Freelancers & Find Freelance Jobs Online looked like a legitimate company with decent payouts. There was even a chance I could make a decent living doing three jobs a month for that place! I set up my account, started bidding on jobs…and I scored one! The job was a $600 contract, to be performed within ten days of receipt of the materials I needed. This appeared to be a good deal, so I jumped on it.
Within ten seconds, the account balance on my dashboard showed that I owed them $60, representing a 10% commission on the order price. Okay, I thought. As long as the client pays up, no problem.
However, days went by. And became weeks. No word from the client, no project materials, no payment. I wrote an email to the client; no answer. I wrote an email to Freelancer; standard “we’re looking into it and we’ll get back to you” reply, but no further follow-up.
All this came to a head earlier today. After almost a month of no response from the nominal client, I received an email from Freelancer