Rent A Coder changes to Vworker.com

by severt
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While I was surfing the rentacoder.com website I noticed a message in the header stating they changed their name to vworker.com which stands for Virtual Worker.

Of course that's not a problem, but at this time their website is down...
Probably due to migration of the 2 sites.

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#coder #rent #vworkercom
  • Profile picture of the author dmpeterson
    I just logged into my rent-a-coder account and everything seems normal. They had a notice about some maintenance work being done. Other than that I see nothing different.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Morgan
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    Is there any truth to the rumor that Odesk is going to change its name to virtual sweatshop to keep up?
    virtual sweatshop? this sounds a bit yuck, sweat in the domain lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author grayambition
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    Is there any truth to the rumor that Odesk is going to change its name to virtual sweatshop to keep up?
    The vsweatshop and virtualsweatshop domains must not be available; otherwise, rent-a-coder surely would have used them.

    My blood is boiling at the moment. I haven't logged into Rent-a-Coder for a few years, and this thread prompted me to give it another look.

    The situation has actually deteriorated. When I last perused Rent-a-Coder, at least a few people were willing to pay $5-10 for an article. Currently, most buyers seem to be demanding "20 well-researched, grammatically correct articles, minimum word count 500" for "maximum payout: $18." Oh, and "no paraphrasing or rewording of research allowed" and "articles will be rejected if there are ANY grammatical errors."

    If you're in a country where the cost of living is non-existent, or if you live with mommy and daddy and don't have to pay rent, go for it. Some of us have to pay rent and buy food, and occasionally even pay our utility bills.

    Sorry, just venting, and rent-a-coder is certainly not alone.
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    • Profile picture of the author RACNicole
      Originally Posted by grayambition View Post

      The situation has actually deteriorated. When I last perused Rent-a-Coder, at least a few people were willing to pay $5-10 for an article. Currently, most buyers seem to be demanding "20 well-researched, grammatically correct articles, minimum word count 500" for "maximum payout: $18." Oh, and "no paraphrasing or rewording of research allowed" and "articles will be rejected if there are ANY grammatical errors."
      Hi, this is Nicole from Rent a Coder.

      Rentacoder hosts writing jobs contracted at wide price ranges. Some writing jobs are priced low as very small business projects under $100(USD) while others are priced at $50,000 and more (enterprise business projects are priced at $50,000(USD) and above). You can bid on jobs of your prefered price range by customizing the site to filter out bid requests that you aren't interested in. Projects that don't meet your filters, will not show up on the site, nor in your daily newsletter (if you've chosen to receive it).

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  • Profile picture of the author beccalynn
    Yikes - it always seems odd to me when a company who has worked hard at establishing an online presence with their url and name all of sudden changes it. It just seems counter-productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I wonder if it is the same crappy company. That is a rhetorical question, as I do not expect an answer. OK my guess is most of the "workers" are no longer coders or programmers. Thus, the change in name.
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  • Profile picture of the author RACNicole
    seobro,

    No need to guess. You can learn more about the name change at the site's blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    To be fair the old name was not reflective of their current offering.

    People expect you can only hire programmers when they have writers, graphics and other pros.

    I for one have been using RAC for years and will continue to.

    (I also know what good writers get paid and rarely lowball)
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    • Profile picture of the author GerryMedia
      Haven't logged on to RAC lately, but I've been getting ridiculous job offer like SEO a whole site for $25. lol. Makes you wanna cry for these buyers.

      I'm very active in Odesk though, and I sweat a lot because of too much work so I guess it can be called a sweatshop. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      To be fair the old name was not reflective of their current offering.

      People expect you can only hire programmers when they have writers, graphics and other pros.
      Exactly, they offer more than just coding. Sometimes a name change can be a good thing.

      On a related note, we're actually planning to change the name of TrafficSage.com to TrafficOutsourcing.com because it says more about what we do. However, we're going to keep the TrafficSage branding by using "TrafficOutsourcing.com, a TrafficSage company."
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny_C
    Makes more sense that way. Actually, I thought it was all coders. I'm going to have to check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author RACNicole
    The new website is up. Come check it out!

    @grayambition, Rentacoder hosts jobs contracted at wide price ranges. Some jobs are priced low as very small business projects under $100(USD) while others are priced at $50,000 and more (enterprise business projects are priced at $50,000(USD) and above). You can bid on jobs of your prefered price range by customizing the site to filter out bid requests that you aren't interested in. Projects that don't meet your filters, will not show up on the site, nor in your daily newsletter (if you've chosen to receive it).
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