Spot on Daniel. There are many people from low-wage countries that say "yes I can" to everything, even though they lack any qualification, expertise or knowledge on the subject. So yes, the client gets his $5 freelancer. But also a poor end result, a bad experience and a lack of interest to work on the Upwork platform again.
This is a great post. Many clients just looks for quality works with undoubtedly offering the mimimum amount which ideally should not be the case. Quality works need experts and an expert has to be paid reasonable good whatever is in the market rate. Upwork is a global platform, and clients should keep in mind that they can get best resouces who are independent and excels in what they do.
Thank you for your post because I have seen such clients post many times with just 10$ and do their job done which will take 10 hours to complete. Does that freelancer who is going to work deserve just 10$ for 10 hours of investment and his/her expertise.
@S Romen K wrote:
Does that freelancer who is going to work deserve just 10$ for 10 hours of investment and his/her expertise.
If a freelancer willingly decides to charge $10 for 10 hours of work, he or she deserves exactly that amount of money.
And the client deserves the outcoming result.
"Where darkness shines like dazzling light" —William Ashbless
re: "There are many people from low-wage countries that say 'yes I can' to everything, even though they lack any qualification, expertise or knowledge on the subject."
Ugh. I can't stand these types, regardless of what country they come from. They really are pests.
Unfortunately, I think there's a mindset prevalent among a certain subset of contractors on Upwork that makes them actually think that they can do any job posted on Upwork. They think that whatever they're hired to do, they can just "google it" to look up stuff that they can download and pass off as their own work, or look up how to do things that they don't already know how to do.
That mentality is really the opposite of what Upwork is all about.
It is simply funny how some people offer as low as 5 dollars for quality work on upwork, haven't spent over 200k USD in the past 10 years in training as a cardiologist. It's better I go do some charity work in my community than to spend countless hours **Edited for Community Guidelines** for some crazy client.
@Isaac G wrote:
It is simply funny how some people offer as low as 5 dollars for quality work on upwork, haven't spent over 200k USD in the past 10 years in training as a cardiologist. It's better I go do some charity work in my community than to spend countless hours slaving for some crazy client.
I fully agree.
I was recently invited to apply for a job.
It turned out that the client had used 4-6 entry level freelancers for a very important piece of work, inevitably she got mixed results.
At 10pm on a Sunday night with her hair on fire, she panicked and tried to get her task completed successfully using more experienced freelancers. Deadline of Monday morning.
The work at this point was confusing with various levels of success, it would have taken me longer to figure out the mess than she was offering for hours --3 hours!!, not only that her communications were so manic it was impossible to keep up.
I proposed $20 per hour, She offered $15
As i went to bed I didn't feel sorry for her, some clients want expert level work but hire entry level becaus of the profit margin.
Eventually it will come back and bite them in the ass, sooner or later.