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Project code words?

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
11 of 19

Exciting opportunity, here is your chance to get in on the ground floor, we are doing something really special...

 

Almost immediately followed with...we can't pay you but you will earn equity.  On Upwork it is nice that I can report it as Wanting Free Work.

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
12 of 19
I’m going OT a bit but any clients reading this, would you hire a developer who has rockstar in his title? I just came across one who does.
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Valerio S Member Since: Oct 13, 2017
13 of 19

"It shouldn't take more than X hours" (where X is usually a random number between 1 and 2 ) = I'm going to bother you for the next few weeks

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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
14 of 19

Nichola L wrote:

Estate agents here (usually English - not always) will advertise a pile of stones vaguely resembling a building and call it an "umissable country project" - usually wildly overpriced and quite literally in the middle of nowhere - no electricity, water etc. 

 


including "project" in the description of anything listed for sale = I should really pay you to take this off my hands.

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
15 of 19

Ideal for a newbie = I'm looking for a sucker

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
16 of 19

Luce N wrote:

Ideal for a newbie = I'm looking for a sucker


Classic...I think I am going to go troll job listings.

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
17 of 19

Mark F wrote:

Luce N wrote:

Ideal for a newbie = I'm looking for a sucker


Classic...I think I am going to go troll job listings.


Well, how about:

We are on a tight budget = We know you make so much money as a freelancer that we expect you to donate to our company

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Ayman M Member Since: Mar 14, 2019
18 of 19

"If..., then there will be long-term collaboration" = $ 0.01 per word

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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
19 of 19

Also include,

- all emoji-ridden job posts.

-anything that has the word badass {insert freelancer job title}

- "This is not your regular job". Whenever you hear that, know that it will indeed be worse than your regular job.

A client doesn't need to announce that his is not the typical job.

We will know after reading the whole posting if it's typical or not.

 

 

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