i´m very frustrated with getafreelancer and there so called freelancers.
maybe it is cool to outsource little work like dataentry, craiglist posting, backlinking and little .php costumation. but one thing i learned in the last three month:
this gaf could be terrible to find a real proggerteam for a bigger project. or i´m to stupid to choose the right people.
i looked 3 month a go the first time for proggers for a custombuild community with some ideas for special features. i bought the best network software out there and looked for specialist of modification. very fast the first bids came in and i choosed one of them. every day we had good communication. but the results let wait and wait. after two weeks the freelancer told me that his son is ill and after some days he told that the son is allright again. two days later the communication broke up and i never heard any word again from this guy. the good thing is that i never paid this guy money upfront, cause i told him that i must first some results.
after that i posted the same project again. and i found a new guy with much good reviews. i choosed him. he want to have the project ready in 21 days.
the first time was very good communication. he wanted to be only 24/7 (is this man a robot?). some little results were fast to see. but after nothing happened. after many emails and a little payment more i see some results more but not more then 1/6 from the whole project. he told me he need a another part payment for next work and i paid him 300euro again. after that he just tell me bull****. two weeks ago he wanted to be ready with next module. then a week later. and today he told me that his senior developer will chat with me. what senior developer??? never heard before of a senior developer?
he just tells me bull**** i think.
i wait some days more now and when nothing more results are visible and working i go to a german progger company (cause in germany i life). o.k. i will pay three times more for the work but i know with what guys i´m working.
the frustration is not on the first place the money it is the time i wait to see results on my project....fxxk