| ||Ask HN: Are freelancer sites (e.g. Odesk, Elance) useless?|
116 points by fatpanda on May 12, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 67 comments |
|So I submitted a few gigs to freelance sites like Odesk, freelancer.com, elance etc. I used the handy guide provided by Derek Sivers on how to write up a good "help wanted" ad.|
I was looking for a skilled designer to produce a simple UI.
After about 2 minutes, I received around 8 applications on odesk and freelancer.com. By the end of the day, I had around 40 applications in total.
Problem is: almost all of them sucked. Very disappointing indeed.
Has anyone out there actually found a good designer / developer on one of these freelance sites? Care to share tips?
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