From last couple of months I have been using Freelancer.Com for freelancing. This website is really great place for new freelancers who are seeking for jobs. Also it has low competition among freelancers, so if you are looking for job and you have quality then I’m sure that you will get your project from Freelancer. But, the main reason for this review is to make you aware that GAF has too many lack of features. So, here we go with those reviews:
1. Bad System of Taking Project Fees:
Everyone knows that freelancing sites are usually takes commission like some percentage of the total project amount. So, here Freelancer.com takes 10% but in a bad manner. For example, the takes $5 from project amount $30!! Now, this $5 will be debited from your Freelancer account immediately after accepting the project, no matter whether you have got paid from the project owner or not!! If you do not have positive balance in your account, then it will go to negative. But this system should be as Elance. The charges the whole amount from the Employer.
2. Bad Rating System:
Now this is the worst part I ever saw there. In last month I started one WordPress project (Project Creator kimara2009 ) and from last 45 days client is not responding to my mails, chats etc. etc. After completing the project I was waiting for money to arrive instead she stopped responding. Now that’s not an issue, I can leave 70~80$ but what about the completion rate? I asked Freelancer support that client is not responding from months, what to do? They ask me “Try sending her email once, but if you abort this project your completion rate will be affected!!”. Now what if some employer dies? Money is not a factor but the fact is your reputation and you will get bad reputation without doing something bad!!
Means, they have some un-balanced rating system, they think that Freelancers are the main reason for aborting a project, no matter whether the employer is bad or not!
3. Freelancer Supports Multiple Currencies But No Internal Currency Converter!!
Well, you can pay using USD, AUD, GBP, EUR etc. so remember you have to receive money on the currency that employer is using, so for example you have 100 USD and you are getting 50 GBP for another project. Then you will never get total money in one currency.
4. Bad Withdrawal Process Due To Multiple Currency
In addition to point 3, you can place payment request once a week! Well thats good but you cant place request with multiple currencies at a time. So, if you have 100 GBP, 30 USD and 32 EUR then you have to spent 3 weeks to get all those money!!
So what do you think about Freelancer? Should they correct or change these things or just fine?