I don't know if its a language issue or what but they seem to always promise you the world and never deliver.
- Poor writing skills (I have ALWAYS had to rewrite whole sentences on each article). It actually ended up being faster to start from scratch myself.
- They never get back to you via email on a timely manner. I mean how hard is it to email a client with the first few samples as requested. They always end up sending you the whole lot days later and then you have no choice accepting their work...well at least I find it hard, because I feel bad for them.
After a while I knew it was not cost effective to keep writing the articles myself everyday so off I went back to Elance searching for that needle in the hay stack.......that piece of gold depp underground.......that special someone who could write decent English and actually deliver what they promise.
Yesterday I found one! This time a girl which wrote 99% perfectly and delivered me my articles within a few hours! She was nice, seemed generously interested and has lifted a huge weight off my shoulders.
Point is, don't give up...there are some gem outsources out there