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What is the best alternative to Upwork which is frequently rubbish?

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  • Profile picture of the author Nico Puegher
    Another option for you it's Freelancer. Very similar but with much more people and clients, refresh every 5 minutes and you will find tons of new projects.

    The negative part is that you have less bids as a free member, but same as Upwork, you can upgrade to a premium where you have more bids per months or you can even buy them.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You can try the warrior for hire (WFH) section of Warrior Forum.

    Check the reviews.

    Run small tests before diving in and ordering a big project.
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  • Profile picture of the author KennyAmy
    Hey mate, try odesk / freelancer.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Jammy123
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      You can try freelancer or if you are interested to micro job/ gigs service you can start your carrier on fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author hammadsaeed
      Originally Posted by KennyAmy View Post

      Hey mate, try odesk / freelancer.com
      odesk is now Upwork :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author begjorina
      Originally Posted by KennyAmy View Post

      Hey mate, try odesk / freelancer.com
      Hi, Odesk name has been changed to Upwork.

      The Odesk & Elance merge to Upwork. There are two site but nowadays these two site converted into one site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicandre234
    Fiverr might be what you want, you can get quality work done there.
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  • Profile picture of the author hammadsaeed
    Originally Posted by mattpaul2000 View Post

    What is the best alternative to Upwork which is frequently rubbish?

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    Matt
    You can try freelancer.com which is slightly expensive for both employers and freelancers, I mean their fees! Fiverr is good option, it all depends on your requirement what you are looking for.

    Upwork wr having issues in last few days, but its working fine today and hope it will remain fine.
    I had almost lost my contract due to their maintenance fortunately my employer was good and I am still working for him :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author alex124
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    you can try atleast one time at upwork orr freelancer.com
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I use to rec FIVERR years ago... alas, not any more.

    Quality is not that great and they added a fee to their service.

    OK do we guess that you get that for which you pay. That is always our case.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    The best freelancers won't be found on micro-job sites. Do some searching and test some people and when you find good ones, treat them well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      The best freelancers won't be found on micro-job sites. Do some searching and test some people and when you find good ones, treat them well.
      OP, this is perhaps the only answer you should be looking at. If a freelancer is any good, he won't be looking for work in a place where the only way to get a job is to underbid people from 3rd world countries.

      Also, expect to pay premium prices if you want premium quality.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post

        If a freelancer is any good, he won't be looking for work in a place where the only way to get a job is to underbid people from 3rd world countries.

        Also, expect to pay premium prices if you want premium quality.
        I agree with your second statement, which is exactly why I disagree with your first statement. I do reasonably well with Upwork, earning around US$5k-US$8k per year, and while I do bid intelligently, I don't bid pennies on the dollar, either.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Originally Posted by mattpaul2000 View Post

    What is the best alternative to Upwork which is frequently rubbish?
    You never state whether you are looking to buy or sell services.

    In any case, I have personally been very successful at Upwork, both as a buyer and as a seller. It comes down to how well you communicate for each role, and I find it has very little to do with the marketplace itself. I have been able to find both great clients as well as great workers there, and I've yet to find a reason to abandon Upwork.
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  • Profile picture of the author quinn
    Have you looked at elance.com?


    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author naturalreo
    First Create Two Account.One in Fiverr and another one Freelancer.
    Create some good gig into Fiverr and you will must get huge amount of order.And alongside bid on freelancer and get hire.
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    See the updated list The 15 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs to get your alternatives for Upwork.


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  • Profile picture of the author begjorina
    Originally Posted by mattpaul2000 View Post

    What is the best alternative to Upwork which is frequently rubbish?

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    Matt
    As far as I know the Upwork is one of the best freelancing market place around the whole world. If you thin it is not good, you can use the Freelancer or, Fiverr. These site also good. They are famous all over the world. Their payment system is also good. Thanks for your advance.
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    • Profile picture of the author naturalreo
      Originally Posted by begjorina View Post

      As far as I know the Upwork is one of the best freelancing market place around the whole world. If you thin it is not good, you can use the Freelancer or, Fiverr. These site also good. They are famous all over the world. Their payment system is also good. Thanks for your advance.
      Before Merge Odesk and Elance was two great marketplace and now after merge Upwork is Most Worst Place i ever see.Always maintenance,low budget,low job post and many more...........
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Stewart
    The best way to find a good freelancer is to ask them for a sample of their work. If they refuse, forget about them. If they give you a shitty sample, forget about them... This will weed out most freelancers, and you'll be glad you did because what's remaining is gold. Treat them fairly and reward them with bonuses and you'll have a great team for a long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Originally Posted by mattpaul2000 View Post

    What is the best alternative to Upwork which is frequently rubbish?

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    Matt
    How much did you pay per hour when you hired people from Upwork? As the hourly rate varies a lot depending on the worker.
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  • Profile picture of the author vic1
    I use Upwork all the time but dislike their interface.
    They are as good as anyone else out there.

    I NEVER use the lowest bidder and I take my time and check out all applicants.

    Forget fast, easy and cheap if you're outsourcing work for an actual "good" product that you're building a business with.

    If you're outsourcing for more crap, what's the difference, use fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You have to demonstrate worth. Prove to your prospects that you are good at what you do by selling them something. Then follow up on that same customer with your freelancing services. They will know that you are legit because you were able to sell THEM something that is related to your services.
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  • Profile picture of the author zaccks
    you can find good freelancers from various freelance sites, you just need to be careful when choosing. you should set some criteria for each candidate to pass before hiring.
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