Feb 15, 2012 11:24:38 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 02:40:52 PMbyArmando O
Is it really true that USD 30 is too much money here? A university press can pay USD20,000 for a 400-page book. I am receiving (not charging, that's their voluntary offer) USD1,000 for a 3000-word well researched report in UK. I totally agree with Emily. Has anyone among you experienced acquiring a brand new C200 Mercedes Benz for a price of a used Toyota Corolla? Tell me if you did, because I never experienced that.
If that is the way of transaction here (USD30 is too much money), there is the risk of getting a bad quality output. Anyway, you should only receive what you paid for...
Dec 31, 2013 08:26:00 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 04:41:57 PMbyGino L
Maybe oDesk should do something about these (the list) to show unending effort to professionalize online work. Another thing I observed is this: oDesk is populated with contractors fighting for a .33c / hour work, not even computing their electricity and internet expenses per hour in the course of completing the job.
Feb 1, 2013 12:32:00 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:09:26 PMbyBisayo O
Hi all. I am pretty new to Odesk but been reading stuff and getting myself covered on every side to actually start bidding for jobs. Meanwhile, while i am presently waiting for another of my payment method to be ready, i sniff through job offers to know what offers are here and gosh! Emily is absolutely right. I see a job offer - i start reading with all my imaginative antennas stretched out and then, i begin to see twisted and really high standard demands and i am like 'no probs, i just have to sit up to meet up!' and then i behold the pay and i see 1 dollar per article, seen even 0.8 each for five 600 - 700 word articles to be submitted in 2days! Jeez, they mean, i will stand still my world, come up with 3500 words in 5 unrelated yet competitively written articles on God-knows-what and get paid 4 dollars! I will make more than that for same even in my country and I must say my morale is dropping fast. Infact, it is what made me start looking out for other contractors to see how they have been fairing in this economy. I brought down my charge so i don't scare clients off but truth is intellectual property is the most expensive bit of property any one should pay good money to have. However, with all i read here, i know i am not alone, will keep the fire burning. Good thread!
I agree with what you said. I guess the problems that a lot us contractors experience when it comes to pay range is the fact that there are a lot of contractors out there (I won't mention the name of the countries) that under-price so much that the buyers have become too used to it that the next time they ask for work, that becomes the standard. I agree that pay should always be commensurate to the amount of work put in and the quality of the output.
Mar 31, 2014 02:20:00 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 06:17:57 PMbyOrinemi M
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