| ||Ask HN: How good are freelance programming sites?|
39 points by gnosis on Jan 3, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 14 comments |
|Does anyone have any particularly good/bad experiences to share about using freelance programming sites like elance, rentacoder, scriptlance, odesk, guru.com, etc?|
Would you recommend using them? Does any freelancing site stand out from the rest or are they all pretty much the same?
I've heard horror stories about people not getting paid, projects never getting finished, etc.. how representative are they?
Scanning through the listings on some of the sites, it seems a lot of ads are looking people with many years experience and a buzzword-compliant resume to work for them for next to nothing. Are there some good jobs to be had through these sites, or are they pretty much a waste of time?
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