Freelancer.com just acquired Scriptlance. The world’s largest outsourcing site is getting even bigger. This means there are several limited time opportunities to take advantage of whether you are a former Scriptlance member or not.
Why You Should Join
Free upgraded memberships will be given to those new to Freelancer.com and those transitioning over from Scriptlance.
- Free 30 day Premium Membership ($49.95) for Certified Scriptlance members
- Free 30 day Standard Membership ($24.95) for Verified Scriptlance members
- Free 30 day Basic membership ($4.95) for all other Scriptlance members
- Free 30 day Standard Membership ($24.95) for all new Freelancer.com members
This means that even if you are not a former Scriptlance member, you can still benefit from a free Standard Membership for 30 days. With a Standard Membership, Freelancer.com’s commission will be reduced by 50%, you will have an additional 140 free bids, access to express withdrawals and other upgraded features. After the introductory period, you will be downgraded to the free membership unless you choose to continue with the premium membership.
A free membership is available, and bidding is always free. There is a small fee that is paid to Freelancer.com if you are awarded a project, but that is typical in the bidding site arena. There is a level of convenience provided by Freelancer.com, and no one likes to work for free.
If you are a former Scriptlance member, completing your profile will enter you into a contest to win $2,500.
Payment Methods Offered
Always a primary concern – what payment methods are available? You have several options:
Express Withdrawal (direct deposit) – $2 fee
PayPal – $1 fee
Moneybookers – free
Wire Transfer – withdrawal fees vary
Freelancer Debit Card (MasterCard) – free
Funds can be withdrawn twice per week. Payments are processed on Mondays and Thursdays.
What You Will Find on Freelancer.com
This is a bidding site, much like Elance or Odesk. You will find requests for writers, web designers, general admin, marketing, translation and more. There are even architecture, cooking and automotive categories.
While service requests are a big part of the site, there are other opportunities as well:
Freemarket – The new marketplace allows you to market your services or products for sale. In addition to online service listings, you can also sell images, themes, graphics and more. Freelancer.com takes 20%. Right now, a 6-month listing is free.
Freelancer Contests – Compete with other creative freelancers and win a bounty for your design.
Many freelancers make a great living solely from bidding sites. They should not be overlooked if you are in the market for new clients. Registration is free, and you have nothing to lose. Sign up for Freelancer.com now.
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