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Spike Looks At Bidding Sites

links-for-writersSpike Wyatt, better known perhaps as Spike the Lobster or Scrawlbug has way more experience with bidding sites like Elance than I do. I tend to be suspicious of them; Spike has figured out how to use them to his own advantage. Take a look:

These three posts will give you a whole different look at bidding sites than you’ll get from me. In fact, they might even change my opinion just a bit.

Thanks Spike!


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  • Lori – if you think about it, you are bidding for your work every time you compete for a client against the open freelance writing market.

    I am very active on Elance, and I am not writing articles for $2 or $5. My rates are very competitive and healthy, and there are many clients on Elance who are willing to pay market rates for quality work.
    .-= Benjamin Hunting´s last blog ..Freelance Writers Should Not Be Scared Of Job Bidding Sites =-.

  • No, I still won’t use them. His tips are great, but they’re great for any writer, not just bidding-site users – except, of course, for those bidding-specific tips.

    I don’t care to bid for my work and have to compete with people who are willing to give it away. I charge a fee. It’s what I can live with and still make money. It’s no benefit to me if someone pays $5 to get an entire website rewrite, and to me, both sides in any business arrangement have to realize some benefit in order for it to be fair.

    I’m glad you posted these links, Anne. I’ll stick with traditional routes, though. 🙂
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..But What About How Much You’re Worth? =-.

    • Anne

      Me too, Lori, but I wanted to give another view… so many ways to work at freelance writing 😉

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