- Filled with scammers.
- Freelancer.com is self-serving and offers no protection.
- You'll be competing with ridiculously low bids within hundreds of questionable proposals.
The site is filled with fake posts and defrauders. If you are lucky enough to find a real bid and win it, the service takes 10% of the total payout immediately. They do this regardless of whether or not the proposal "poster" has verified their payment method. So, if for some reason the project changes or cannot be done for technical reasons, limitation or lack of proper credentials, you've actually lost money because they'll charge your credit card directly for that. THEY will assuredly get their money. You can cancel a bid, but you only get your money back if that is done within several hours (24 or 48 hours). Win a bid on a Friday night, and you're screwed.
Most of the bids are ridiculous; they want to moon for under $x where x is absurdly low.
You can try to build up your "street cred" by doing their various $5 tests. But even there, you are competing with people that somehow managed to complete a 30 question quiz in less than 1 minute.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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