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Get a Freelancer

Get a Freelancer is a website that brings together webmasters and freelancers. I have been using the service twice in the last two months and liked it that much that I thought a review would be nice to spread the word. Webmasters can post -mostly - IT related projects on Get a Freelancer and freelancers will respond to that project. Those responses will always contain the amount of money that they would charge for completing the project as well as other information.

The project creator can then pick one of the freelancers who responded with an offer. It is possible to use a private messaging system to communicate on site to get the details right before a deal is closed. The website offers an Escrow service that will withhold the money until the project has been finished.

Adding a new project costs $5 which are subtracted from the money that is being paid to the freelancer if one is selected to finish the project. I think that this website offers some nice opportunities for freelancers as well. Just take a look at the average bid amount for certain categories to know what I mean. The price range for most projects lies between $100 and $1000.

While the website concentrates on brokering IT deals it does have several other categories that are related in a way or another. You can find and post offers for Accounting, Translations, Photography, Legal Advice or Copywriting on the website as well.

I like to post projects there because I know that my money is safe until the freelancer completes the product to my satisfaction. A rating system that has been implemented makes it easy to analyse a freelancer by previous works that he has done on the site.

I'm not using the website as a tool to earn money but I guess you could be highly successful if you are an expert in any of the categories that are offered on the website.

Now Read: How to hire on Freelancer.com

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  1. hidemm said on March 26, 2008 at 3:08 pm
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    “I like to post projects there because I know that my money is SAVE until the freelancer completes the product to my satisfaction.”

    safe not save:)

    The freelance thing is growing quite fast, seen it a while ago and it was just toddler then.

  2. Sam Jazaerli said on February 27, 2009 at 2:47 am
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    I used the stupid site for one of my projects (small one $ 55.00 that I deposited in their what so called escrow service)) and the guy how took the project did not do anything with after waiting on him for 3 weeks and he did not deliver anything to me. I started a “DISPUTE” and this is a copy of the dispute
    Claims
    1. Your claim
    Claim Id: 2817
    Claim Date: 02/03/2009
    Demanded Reimbursement: 100% (i.e. 100% for you and 0% for getndone)
    Claim Description:
    I was told on the bid that it will take 2 days for the project to get done. after awarding the project i was told it will be Monday for the project to get done.

    now it is tuesday and i still have no product and i can not communicate with getdone

    i just need to reopen the project and have some one else do it
    2. getndone’s claim
    Claim Id: 3093
    Claim Date: 02/10/2009
    Demanded Reimbursement: 100% (i.e. 100% for getndone and 0% for you)
    Claim Description:
    Hi
    This man is crazy. He even didnot give me a chance before he left his feedback. Even now I am ready to deliver his work, but he is not ready. His aim is only to demolish me.
    3. Your claim
    Claim Id: 3170
    Claim Date: 02/13/2009
    Demanded Reimbursement: 100% (i.e. 100% for you and 0% for getndone)
    Claim Description:
    i gave this man all the chances to get this project done and he keep asking me to extend the time if you can read all the PM’s between me and him you will see my level of frustration.
    4. getndone’s claim
    Claim Id: 3172
    Claim Date: 02/13/2009
    Demanded Reimbursement: 100% (i.e. 100% for getndone and 0% for you)
    Claim Description:
    He preplanned everything right from the beginning; he wrote all these messages such that he can show I was doing nothing. But in fact, we used to communicate with our private emails too, not only through GAF PMs.
    5. Your claim
    Claim Id: 3206
    Claim Date: 02/13/2009
    Demanded Reimbursement: 100% (i.e. 100% for you and 0% for getndone)
    Claim Description:
    I gave this gentleman more than one chance to deliver and I got nothing from him
    I will give him one more chance to give me my project 100% with all that was asked of him
    And he has 24 hours to deliver from the time I post this
    1- Create a data base with the fields that ware provided for him
    2- Download and import into the data base the files. On a hourly basis
    3- Create stored procurers
    4- Create view per my request that was provided to him
    Give me what I want and I will be gone
    It is not against any rule for me to contact the winning bidder directly
    Once again against my better judgment give my project in 24 hours and I will be gone but I will not remove my comments about this vendor this by far is the worst experience I have ever had in my life.
    Kind regards
    Sam Jazaerli
    6. getndone’s claim
    Claim Id: 3366
    Claim Date: 02/18/2009
    Demanded Reimbursement: 100% (i.e. 100% for getndone and 0% for you)
    Claim Description:
    Hi
    I am no longer interested for your work.

    Auto Offer
    Id: 226
    Date: 02/25/2009
    Your part: 50 %
    getndone’s part: 50 %
    Your answer: disagree
    getndone’s answer: agree

    Evidences
    1. Your Evidence
    Evidence Id: 410
    Submit Date: 02/18/2009
    Description:
    he no longer likes. to do my work and he wants 100 % of the money the money is mine and he gets nothing he never did the project and he was just stalling and now after more than 3weeks of dead time he tells the truth and admit to it.

    And they charged me $ 10 for this
    Estimation Fee
    Amount: $10
    They are nothing but a punch of crooks and good luck dealing with them
    Oh I open a support ticket with them and here is what happened with that
    Author: dote Create date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:04:52 -0800
    UNREAD
    One thing I understand that you took $ 10 from my account even the guy said he does not want to do my project anymore and you are prolonging the dispute so you can make your money on it this is bullshit read the dispute have some human interface and see that the guy is no longer willing to do the project he never did anything for me.

    “6. getndone’s claim
    Claim Id: 3366
    Claim Date: 02/18/2009
    Demanded Reimbursement: 100% (i.e. 100% for getndone and 0% for you)
    Claim Description:
    Hi
    I am no longer interested for your work.”

    “Auto Offer
    Id: 226
    Date: 02/25/2009
    Your part: 50 %
    getndone’s part: 50 %
    Your answer: disagree
    getndone’s answer: agree”

    He did not do anything off cores he will take 50 %
    Just read the post of the dispute and you will see, you keep telling me to use the dispute resolution system and nothing you can do about it other than charging me $ 10. What kind of a racket are you running. I do not think that I need to pay any one anything he did say that he is no longer interested in my work so get it done and give me my money including the $ 10 you stole from my account without a reason for it

    Author: support Create date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:57:59 -0800
    Read date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:46:03 -0800
    Hello

    Please understand that we can cancel escrow payment only via dispute resolution system and there is nothing that we can help you in other way.

    Thank you
    GAF Support

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    Author: dote Create date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:49:10 -0800
    Read date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:56:06 -0800
    if you read the whole thing i gave him more than amble chance to finish the project he did not do any thing with it i will never use your escrow service again. i will use escrow.com it is safer for my money. did none of my work as you can see from the Dispute and he asked for the money and form me.
    and you will do nothing tell i get to stage 2 of the dispute so you can charge your
    $ 10.00 keep the fucking money, and i will only do my escrows with escrow.com or some one that can read and understand what the dispute is saying. fuck your dispute resolution service it needs to be called lets fuck you resolution service.

    Author: support Create date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:31:14 -0800
    Read date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:35:48 -0800
    Hello

    The provider wrote:”I am no longer interested for your work.” but it is do not mean that he do not completed anything. In any case try to solve it via dispute resolution service.

    Thank you
    GAF Support

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    Author: dote Create date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:33:55 -0800
    Read date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:27:26 -0800
    the guy said he does not want to do my work any more and he is asking for 50 % what kind of a system you are running you are helping him take my money then if i keep going you are going to keep some of my money both ways i will kid f@#%ed. what do i need to do to get this resolved other than wait for your system to rip me off.

    Author: support Create date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 02:34:01 -0800
    Read date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:34:15 -0800
    Hello

    You are able do not pay anything to the provider by disagree with his claims at dispute resolution system.

    Thank you
    GAF Support

    Post Message

    Author: dote Create date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 07:46:19 -0800
    Read date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 02:32:23 -0800
    you have to be kidding me
    I am having a problem with your dispute system and you are telling me to i have to use it.
    the f!@#ing guy said he does not want to do my work and he asked for 100 % of escrow money. and you are telling me that i have to compromise with him and give him some thing for nothing, for what? for f@#$ing my for 3 weeks with no intention of doing the project just bullshit. i think he knows your system and he hopes for this to happen. use your system to F@#$ others.

    Author: support Create date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 01:38:29 -0800
    Read date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 07:36:15 -0800
    Hello

    You may use our dispute resolution center to solve it. Otherwise try to find any other kind of compromise.

    Thank you
    GAF Support

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    Author: dote Create date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:48:08 -0800
    Read date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 01:37:17 -0800
    the guy said he does not want to do the project any more what do i need to wait for to get my money back from escrow.
    what more need to happen

    6. getndone’s claim

    Claim Id: 3366

    Claim Date: 02/18/2009

    Demanded Reimbursement: 100% (i.e. 100% for getndone and 0% for you)

    Claim Description:
    Hi
    I am no longer interested for your work.

    Author: support Create date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:04:33 -0800
    Read date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:43:42 -0800
    Hello

    We already saw your dispute but till now we do not take any fees on it. Also if you want that we resolve it you need to pay our fee at round 3. Read more about it at https://www.getafreelancer.com/dispresys/id.php

    Thank you
    GAF Support

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    Author: dote Create date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:56:44 -0800
    Read date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:01:33 -0800
    i only have one dispute open
    https://www.getafreelancer.com/dispresys/ad.php?1122

    if you be so kind and read then close it and give my money back the whole amount of $ 55

    Author: support Create date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 05:33:00 -0800
    Read date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:54:03 -0800
    Hello

    Please clarify your request as you do not have project with ID 1619605 also from your account never was taken fee of $10.

    Thank you
    GAF Support

    Post Message

    Author: dote Create date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:15:52 -0800
    Read date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 05:30:32 -0800
    I am having a dsipute on my project 1619605 and the provider does not want to do the project and he is asking for 100 % of the money and when i answerd his claim you charge me $ 10 what kind of crap is this

    Sam Jazaerli

    They are nothing but a F@#$% up dains

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