I have found a lot of scammers, a lot of people with UNREALISTIC budgets, like make a pixar animation for 10USD, or people who are just scouting for prices, but have no intentions of actually hiring a freelancer.
Yeah! totally, i mean i know the international freelancer market is supposed to be cheap, but... clients are crazy! i came across recently a job proposal... budget: 10USD task: create a bunch of 3D CGI videos of a human body excersicing, with wrinckles on the clothing and all, and ended up by saying: You´ll be asked to do 2 sample videos, if we dont like it we wont pay, and we´ll ask for a full refund (YES! OF THE MAJESTIC 10USD!).. so... this sucks.
Agreed! But the most disappointing issues are that many freelancers also applied for those kinds of job. A few days ago, I have found a job post where the client was looking for 20 videos at $20! And 20 to 50 freelancers submitted the proposal for that job within 45 minutes! And I often notice these kinds of activities. Quality of both sides-clients and Freelancers has dramatically decreased since a couple of months.
Yes. That´s another topic, i have seen people over facebook trying to buy good Upwork reviews, or buying fully functioning accounts with good rep... this is getting out of control....
I'm seeing that too!! Like freelancers charging $5.00 an hour. When the job should pay at least $45 an hour. What the heck is going on with designers charging so little? It's bringing the whole community down. I can just got get a job in the mall for more than that.
But I didn't invest in 1000's of dollars worth of training and software, not spent my 12 + years as a full-time professional in-house designer to get paid $5.00 bucks an hour!! This is ridiculous!
Designers need to stop offering such low bids. It's not fair.
You are exactly right. Your comment is not offensive at all. If people from other countries can live on such a low hourly rate. It's not fair for them to compete in a country where the cost of living is getting higher by the week. Of course employers will go for the cheapest.