Oct 27, 2013 07:14:31 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 02:10:38 PMbySherlan L
I would say with my experience hiring coders and developers on Odesk it has simply been terrible and not worth.
The work being done by most of the programmers I've hired has been subpar at best, with a lot of the things they have done not working at all. Especially the programmers I've hired based in ****.
I have had my sites blacklisted for spam, I now receive all kinds of weird emails and I have even had one of my sites vandalised.
Hiring these programmers was just a waste of time and money, I would implore anyone looking for a cheaper option to get things done to not waste your time. Better to hire someone that knows what they are doing even if you have to pay them more and someone who you would be able to trust.
Just sharing my experience..
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Oct 28, 2013 02:34:08 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:45:35 PMbyBojana D
[quote]I would implore anyone looking for a cheaper option to get things done to not waste your time. Better to hire someone that knows what they are doing even if you have to pay them more and someone who you would be able to trust.[/quote]
Indeed. I'm really sorry that you've had a negative experience here, but perhaps next time don't count on cheap rates only. There are a lot of talented programmers on oDesk, and for the most part their rates, while reasonable, are still below the rates that local folks would charge. With a good hiring strategy you can build a pretty solid network of talented people... but that hiring strategy doesn't include bottom-feeder rates.
Oct 28, 2013 09:03:44 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:45:38 PMbyTony H
Sherlan, the clients here aren't any better if you want to generalize. Those who are looking for super cheap rates are also often too inexperienced to know why some people charge $1/hr while others charge $30/hr for the same job.
Don't come here blaming everyone else in the world for your own mistakes. Consider it entrepreneurial training for yourself. Lesson learned. Move on and take ownership for your own decisions.
Oct 28, 2013 09:30:57 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:45:39 PMbyHeather H
It's funny that the poster is mentioning that they paid less, and got crap, but encouraging others to pair fairly for quality work. It really would have been better for the poster to think about this in advance of hiring!