Thursday, December 31, 2009

Freelance work websites are interesting

I've been hanging out for very short bursts of time at GetAFreelancer.com . I won't go into exactly why, but I would like to tell you about what I find there. Don't jump to conclusions!

When I obtained an account there, I must have checked a box that said (in effect) "it's ok to send me updates" because I get them now. Think about how good updates can help your business. Do you want to get rid of excess inventory? Do you want to tell someone about your new Corvette? Maybe people would rather hear about your personal adventures than business stuff. Business does get boring, IMHO.

Here is a today's update from GetAFreelancer:

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New Projects Posted!

The following 5 projects were recently added and fit under your expertise:

I need 20 articles on How to use Live Auctions for Ebay - (Budget: $30-250, Posted by Disney2000 at 12/30/2009 at 21:56 EST, Jobs: Articles, Copywriting)
http://www.getafreelancer.com/projects/580503.html

i need a good writer - (Budget: $250-750, Posted by tzvika770 at 12/30/2009 at 22:01 EST, Jobs: Article Rewriting, Articles, Blog, Fiction, Travel Writing)
http://www.getafreelancer.com/projects/580509.html

Convert PDF to Word Doc - (Budget: $30-250, Posted by pispayton at 12/30/2009 at 22:26 EST, Jobs: Article Rewriting, Copywriting, eBooks, Editing, PDF)
http://www.getafreelancer.com/projects/580519.html

$50 for 50 articles 350-400 words each NATIVE ENGLISH ONLY! - (Budget: $30-250, Posted by djdj1000 at 12/30/2009 at 22:45 EST, Jobs: Article Rewriting, Articles, Blog, Copywriting, SEO)
http://www.getafreelancer.com/projects/580527.html

Article Writing - (Budget: $30-250, Posted by rosmith at 12/30/2009 at 22:57 EST, Jobs: Articles, Copywriting, Publishing, Report Writing, Technical Writing)
http://www.getafreelancer.com/projects/580532.html


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I am fascinated by what people are willing to pay for. Be aware that GetAFreelancer.com and elance.com are about much more than article writing.

Main categories are:

Websites, IT & Software
Writing & Content
Design, Media & Architecture
Data Entry & Admin
Engineering & Science
Product Sourcing & Manufacturing
Sales & Marketing
Business, Accounting, Human Resources & Legal

If you take a peek, you will find scores of offerings in each category.

There you have today's report from InternetLand. (sorry, that domain name is spoken for by someone else, darn it)

Greg Cryns

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2 comments:

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    www.rentacoder.com

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