Where can I find really cheap freelancers?

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Normally I avoid cheap freelancers, since they tend to
mess things up.

But right now I'm looking for some people to do some
tedious grunt work for me. This work is very easy, even
a little toddler could do it. That's why I'm looking
for cheap freelancers.

I'm looking for freelancers who work for $1
an hour or less.

I know that there are people who work for that
kind of money, but where do I find them?

Cheers & thanks in advance
#cheap #find #freelancers
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  • Profile picture of the author uniquecontent
    You can try getafreelancer also. It would be more cheaper than odesk.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Getafreelancer like he ^ said would be good for finding super cheap work. But one would have to be super desperate to work for $1 an hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author guide4everything
    I think Odesk is best for it
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  • Profile picture of the author netbank4all
    as per my view, shorttask.com is suitable for you. because you can give work for even $0.01, the solver category person will do your work. This is also a freelance portal for quick and economic out sourcing. Try it
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  • Profile picture of the author ivatel42
    I use odesk the Philippines in the main have a very helpful hardworking set of workers.
    You will get response very quickly too to posted jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAse
    I can 2nd, or 3rd Odesk for anything that is menial.

    Be aware people often over state their qualifications, so spending $2 an hour instead of $1 usually can get you someone with some type of experience and refereneces, which I've had great luck with.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmyBrown
    Is it necessary to pay hourly rather than on a project basis? You're likely to get a higher quality respondent if you pay a flat fee. Can it be broken down for Mturk?
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    • Profile picture of the author Craig Zimbrowski
      I dont think that freelancers are willing to work for $1/hour, i've used them before and the prices are higher when you hire them, some guys from India made cheap jobs..you can try to use them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jaz
      I'm trying to work with ELance, but I was thinking about onlinejobs.ph.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by IM Headlines View Post

    But right now I'm looking for some people to do some
    tedious grunt work for me. This work is very easy, even
    a little toddler could do it. That's why I'm looking
    for cheap freelancers.

    I'm looking for freelancers who work for $1
    an hour or less.
    Go to a nursery, and talk to some mothers. You could probably find a LOT of toddlers! and $1 can REALLY add up! I mean we ARE talking about close to two decades until college!

    HEY, you DID say a toddler could do it. Heck, maybe the zoo will let you borrow some chimps.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
      What are you looking to have done specifically? I have good contacts in China, Philippines, and Vietnam. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    dont use elance, $50 minimum there per project

    Go with rentacoder or scriptlance.

    Also its how you word it and what you want done. I dont like to cheap change anyone even if they are in another country. Be fair $1 an hour is a bit of a piss take if I dont mind saying.

    $5 or $8 may be fine but im not sure your going to get many takers on $1 an hour, they might work for cheap in india but they aren't idiots
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by JonMills View Post

      dont use elance, $50 minimum there per project

      Go with rentacoder or scriptlance.

      Also its how you word it and what you want done. I dont like to cheap change anyone even if they are in another country. Be fair $1 an hour is a bit of a piss take if I dont mind saying.

      $5 or $8 may be fine but im not sure your going to get many takers on $1 an hour, they might work for cheap in india but they aren't idiots
      If indians worked the same as americans(40/h a week), the average hourly pay would be about $4/hour.
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    • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
      Yep, and I believe you have to put up a $10 deposit to post a job.

      Originally Posted by JonMills View Post

      dont use elance, $50 minimum there per project
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
        If you pay $1 an hour for writing, graphic design, website building or coding, the odds are it's going to cost you a lot more.

        For that kind of price you are more than likely to get scraped or stolen content.

        On the other hand, it's getting harder to find decent freelancers on those kind of sites because they are being drowned out by the noise of talentless wannabes and their shills.

        Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author LoeMida
    Odesk is the best i think i can always find what i need there
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I found some guys at DP... and believe it
    or not, plenty of guys were interested in working for that amount of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author digigo
    college students need snack/smoke/beer money ? ideally art and literary major
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
    Ok
    I understand it's work a monkey could do. I even understand that in a global economy it's understandable that for someone a low rate to me is a GREAT rate to them.
    But hell. A $1 an hour?
    I'll tell you why I couldn't do that to someone- because I have way too much respect for the human race to pay that small amount to anyone. I might pay $1 per a part of a job, because then they have the power to better themselves by improving their output. But a dollar an hour? Am I the only person who feels this is morally wrong?
    I'm in business and I know I have to make a profit. And sometimes that means I need to make savings. But to me, the need to positively respect another and build a good working relationship with them buy paying them a fair amount exceeds my greed for the larger bottom line.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damz
    Hey try out the writing/edit and services category in craigslist Phillipines or India,,,There are plenty of outsourcing companies to hire for cheap rates...As starting just give them a simple project around $25-$50 and check the quality and turn around time,,,you can go further if your satisfied..
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  • Profile picture of the author pyles
    $1 is a bit low, but I like onlinejobs.ph, can get someone full time for $150-250 US a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    $1/hr??

    There may be people willing to work at that rate, but I'm not one of them. Hell, if that's their definition of making money, they're better off at McDonald's...
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