I hope you never become a minister Preston. I think you'd change the customes in the entire country for workers & employees, and many people cursing you everyday in hope that you die.
"Also, considering that I stay in India, $5/ hr is a really good compensation"
I think this explains why there's lots of lowballers on Upwork. It's obvious people in India can make a good living on a $5/hr rate, whereas so many other professionals around the globe can't compete with this! This is really interesting information to know.
re: "I think you'd change..."
I enjoyed your comment, Wassim, but you probably have nothing to worry about.
I may proffer stern advice at times, but it's only in the interest of helping people earn more money and get jobs they like better.
I don't actually care how people dress on a regular basis. But the profile photo is a singular opportunity to make a first impression, sometimes with clients who have 40 job proposals to look at and only have time to read 4 before making a hiring decision.
Oh no Nikhil. I highly respect all nations on our planet and India is a great civilization. I was just saying that it makes more sense to me now why there's many Freelancers bidding too low on freelancing sites. I knew about the wage differences but I never thought that $5/hr is considered a good rate for Indian professionals. I thought that was good for someone in the entry level only.
I never doubted that, even for a second, Wassim. You are a great guy and I like reading your comments, along with Preston, Jennifer, Mariska and the other 'Usual suspects' (love that movie, Preston/ Setu would be our Kaizer Soze) who lurk these forums ....
India is a country with a huge huge population (yes, its true...1.25 billion and counting), hence its a huge market for companies. So they compete with each other and as a result they lower the costs to ridiculous levels!! Our call rates and internet data usage rates have to be seen to be believed
A grilled cheese sandwich costs less than half a dollar but fancy pizzas still costs $12 or more
Vehicles are still a luxury, and gas is extremely expensive....
And its a very peaceful country where every other day there is one festival or other. So goodluck with your ears and stomach
All in all, we win some and lose some. All that we need though is a corruption free goverment.
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