I can freely say that after you ruined the whole freelancer business (acquiring and merging the competition – scriplance, vworker etc. etc.) now we can do nothing but pray. In the meantime we can fight among ourselves.
We fight with the few bucks buyers. Then they complain, just because you allowed them to.
Then you fight back with us sending various warnings and threatening messages in a “your account will be suspended” manner.
I see your path guys, but i don’t know where it leads. Nowhere i guess …
A few days ago i noticed that actually you favor some freelancers over others. Yes you do. I have it recorded so you can see for yourself.
As you see you favor a guy whose Completion Rate is only 79% and is much lower than mine … plus i have 6.2 earnings while he has only 4.4
It just makes no sense to me … do you maybe have a reasonable explanation for this, except the one that it is system-generated and that is based on a user’s overall reputation?
Oh another thing that bothers me the most is your fee policy to charge a fee prior to getting paid. This is crazy as it happens that i win a $2000 project and if the employer does not pay me i end up stuck with a debt of $200. Yeah, nobody else does that anywhere.
In addition, in your struggle to surpass your competition (oDesk, ELance, Guru, Fivver, 99designs etc. ) you introduced tons of new but useless features and services that nobody needs (well not really).
Meaning, now you have a feature-rich website but you’ve got no quality projects which is a primary goal of your business. Isn’t it?
I beg you guys (freelancer CEO’s) to ask yourselves where you lead us and where you lead the whole business after all.
Do you guys have a clear picture of what your vision and values are?
I recall the time when freelancer.com was getafreelancer.com (GAF); the site was very basic (none of the current features).
However in that period i was using your website to win a project while now i am using it to argue with those 10 bucks idiots, who waste my time every day.
Well, there are some exceptions from time to time but it’s sporadic.
Please do something to save this business as there are thousands hardworking and dedicated individuals whose profession is freelancer.com.
By the way do you think it’s time to do something with the Indians? I guarantee that there is no employer who has not been burned by the Indians. I believe that 95% of the Indians are scam, plaguing StackOverflow and such with questions BEGGING someone to does the work that they won on freelancer.com !!!
Important: The following is what happened to me just a few days ago. Well let me get this str8. Freelancer.com stole some money from me, literally. As you see if you get a $1000 project they get $100 for them (upfront as mentioned above in the text). However if you win a £666 project they will charge you $116.25 saying that it’s 10% while your £666.00 will be converted to only $1,049. Meaning either commission should be also $104.9 or when converted £666 should be $1,162.50 as fee should be 10% anyway.
21 Aug 2014 16:18 Credit from currency conversion from £665.93 (GBP) on rate: 1.575344 (USD) 1,049.07 1,833.01
21 Aug 2014 16:12 Debit from currency conversion into (GBP) from (USD) -116.25 783.94
21 Aug 2014 03:11 Done milestone payment from madduxsports for project Next Project for YUGOLANCER (USD) 1,000.00 900.19
20 Aug 2014 15:57 Project fee taken (Next Project for YUGOLANCER) (USD) -100.00 -99.81