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Is outsource.com a good place to find a job, or is it a scam?

I've been a freelancer on Outsource.com for a few months and have actually had some success. I've been hired twice so far. It's a different setup from other sites... you pay a subscription fee to ...
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Do you need a degree to freelance?

A degree is only required when laws require it. Such as.... (in the United States) A PhD is mandatory to be a doctor. Passing the Bar is mandatory to be an attorney, etc. Unless laws require a ...
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How do I reply back to my freelancer if he is not maintaining deadlines and delaying the project?

"Thank you for your work so far. However as I stated multiple times, I need a minimum of 1 article every 2 business days. Since you are unable to deliver this I am cancelling the project effective ...
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Is it a good idea to hire an outsourced freelancer directly?

Is it a good idea? Yes. Are there cons in working directly? Yes. When you work over freelancer websites, you can see what other clients said about the contractor, the money you load is guaranteed e.g....
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Intellectual Property/Contract Protection for Overseas Developers?

I think the response is: You can't. This is an issue even the biggest corporations have difficulty with. From what I know, what makes it hard to protect your IP in foreign country is: 1) The value ...
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Is outsource.com a good place to find a job, or is it a scam?

I have not used Outsource.com, either, but I don't care for their blanket statement regarding IP rights assignments. I prefer to negotiate these rights separately myself. For graphic design/...
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Is it reasonable to leave full time job and do freelancing instead?

If the money you're making from your current clients will support you financially, and you're confident that they'll continue to consistently provide you with work, then it's reasonable to quit your ...
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How do I manage a remote freelance writer?

The principal behind freelance workers is that they do not want to be managed by others and have chosen a career path which allows them to manage themselves. If you hire a freelance writer, it is not ...
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Finding freelance bloggers in specialized field

Lucky for you, there's no shortage of fashion bloggers on the web. However, their writing styles, reliability, and fees will vary drastically. More often than not, you're going to get what you pay ...
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Too many projects and no one to outsource them to - how is this possible?

This is a great problem to have! While many freelancers struggle to keep there pipelines full, you've got your hands full, so firstly congratulate yourself on being so reliable and great at your job ...
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Too many projects and no one to outsource them to - how is this possible?

One of the best suggestions I've heard is to charge according to how busy you want to be. You book yourself full, then you raise your rates. A few clients will leave, but then you book yourself full ...
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How to find clients/companies with long-term projects and/or steady flow of work

This isn't a matter of luck!!! Maybe you should be paying someone to work within your group and find projects as often as your little group would be available to work on them. If you're pricing ...
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Underage Freelance working

You can not legally be bound by contract as a minor. (At least in the United States) You have not indicated the type of work you are seeking. This may play a large roll. In some cases, teenagers, ...
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Is outsource.com a good place to find a job, or is it a scam?

I was bamboozled by Outsource.com — bought credits, bid on jobs and was actually "hired" by a client who still has not paid. She said she loved my design but was expecting me to provide copywriting ...
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What is a great way to find some freelance talent offline?

Find a local makerspace and make friends there. They are usually a magnet for creative types. These people usually have a wide background of experience and often don't do their work specialty at the ...
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Is there any service to outsource reading job offers I get and negotiating with potential employers?

I'm quite sure the solution has been right in front of you the whole time - what you need, based on your specifications (such as being able to determine whether by YOUR estimation and for YOUR ...
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Underage Freelance working

21 years ago I was in your predicament. I was 15 years old. My two friends were 14. We were all computer geeks. I suggested we start a company catering to small businesses and individuals providing ...
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Do you need a degree to freelance?

I have never been asked for any proofs of certs or anything. That said, a MCSE-Badge or similar on your website does have some advertising effect. But I never encountered one who wanted to actually ...
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Import / export license for software development outsourcing

If you or he needs a license then there are thousands of unlicensed projects out there. I highly doubt it and if you do require a license, I expect all the freelancer sites would have some sort of ...
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A client asked me for a "Doordash" kind of app, I feel like I am making the whole business

Are you going out to stores and recruiting them? Are you investing your own money in servers, advertisement, brand design? If no, then you are not "making the whole business". That said, it's ...
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Is it reasonable to leave full time job and do freelancing instead?

This is a really tough call. I was a freelancer for a long time on the side and it was really hard for me to make the jump to full-time because I am really risk adverse. Every year I would look at my ...
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Is it reasonable to leave full time job and do freelancing instead?

It depends on what your full-time job is. Can you support yourself with just freelancing? Freelancing is an up and down business, what happens when there is a dead week or two? I have been freelancing ...
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Is it reasonable to leave full time job and do freelancing instead?

You absolutely should go freelance! It sounds like you have been successful as a part-time freelancer, and have tested out whether you would like it or not. If you currently have 1 or 2 clients that ...
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Is outsource.com a good place to find a job, or is it a scam?

I bought six months credits on Outsource.com but wanted to cancel my subscription after the first month. When I emailed them, they told me that I paid for six months and they would not refund me the ...
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Intellectual Property/Contract Protection for Overseas Developers?

I heard about a "trick" that some software company use to protect ideas or IP when they outsource. It is about giving small tasks to do so that this task alone is not representing anything ...
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How to find clients/companies with long-term projects and/or steady flow of work

I agree with each of You posted above: @user5209 ("You should always have overlapping projects"), @peter-mv ("I have only a few long-term clients but none of them is able to give me continuous work."...
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How to find clients/companies with long-term projects and/or steady flow of work

You should always have overlapping projects, so you don't sit idle in between. This also gives you flexibility if you run into problems on one project. It will increase your average delivery time, ...
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How do I compensate a freelance blogger that I want to hire?

The question is a tad old, but hasn't been answered properly and I got linked here through the first page. Compensation method A solid option is a fixed (monthly) rate for a fixed (minimum) amount ...
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How can I spot a talented freelance blogger?

A good writer (of any gender who is knowledgeable about the subject) will have samples of writing for you to read - hopefully on other blogs. You need to be willing to pay a decent wage to the right ...
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How can I spot a talented freelance blogger?

You can find good freelance bloggers on freelancer websites such as Elance, Freelancer or Fiverr. There are few things that you should keep in mind. Ask for the lady to show her sample writing. ...

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