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freelance writers connecting with customers?

tgbo 2 | 5  
Feb 14, 2010 | #1
I was wondering if anybody knew of any webpages that connected freelance writers with customers in an Ebayesque manner. I have come across only one and it seemed to be too incipient to be of much use right now. thanks
george123 1 | 9  
Feb 14, 2010 | #2
how we can trust a freelance writer ? and wht we can do if a frelancer failed to turn in the paper ontime?
FreelanceWriter    5 | 1,260 ☆☆☆☆   Freelance Writer
Feb 15, 2010 | #3
Realistically, the first time you use any writing service you're taking a risk, pretty much the same as with a new car mechanic. Whether you try a company or a private freelancer, you should place a small order first instead of waiting until you need a big important paper. There are probably fewer private freelancers who are dishonest because it would be much harder for us to earn a living based on first-time/last-time customers than a commercial scam company that processes hundreds or thousands of orders every month. We depend on repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals and couldn't stay in business on one-time customers.

If you paid by credit card, you could probably dispute a charge for essays never received at all or for plagiarized essays, or for essays sent a long time after the deadline, but probably not for missed deadlines of a day or two unless you have some written agreement (or an email exchange) that specifies that "time is of the essence" or that spells out a specific penalty for missing the deadline at all.

If you paid by cash or wire transfer, chances are you're out of luck even if you never got a paper unless you happen to live in the same state, it's worth your while to pursue it in small claims court, and you know the writer's actual name and address. If that particular state happens to have any statutes prohibitting academic ghostwriting, you're screwed unless the small claims arbitrator or judge isn't aware of it.
OP tgbo 2 | 5  
Feb 15, 2010 | #4
FW... Are you aware of any such websites or do they just not exist? Thanks
FreelanceWriter    5 | 1,260 ☆☆☆☆   Freelance Writer
Feb 16, 2010 | #5
I don't know much more about them than whatever I've read on this forum; that's the first I ever heard of essaybay and a customer of mine told me about elancer. I registered an account there but I've never used it since.
Highly-experienced, extremely versatile, and honest writer in NYC with a law degree from NYLS: www"dot"NYCFreelanceWriter"dot" com
karanja - | 1   Freelance Writer
Jan 18, 2012 | #6
[Moved from]: Mistreating freelance writers

Some of these freelancing companies have policies that intentionally or unintentionally mistreat their writers. This ranges from policies that require a writer to make a bid to others that lead to very low returns. I am currently working with a one company that I feel so mad about. It requires me to make bids for orders though I do not have to quote the bidding price. Their problem is, as a new writer you can bit or apply if I may substitute the word for a thousand orders and they award you none. I wonder what criteria they use to assess the writers qualification.
editor75 15 | 2,008  
Jan 18, 2012 | #7
go ahead and name the company, since this site is supposed to be about busting scams. as long as you don't endorse them, you can name them.
chrisus78 - | 1   Student
Feb 26, 2012 | #8
Freelance: Would you be able to PM me?
solutionmaker360 1 | 21   Freelance Writer
Feb 29, 2012 | #9
Can you mention some of the webpages like that.?
Wall 1 | 5   Freelance Writer
Nov 16, 2013 | #10
[Moved from]: The best way of managing clients (using email account only)?

What is the most efficient way of managing clients? I only use my email account (gmail) and it does a pretty good job. When email conversations are grouped, I don't have to look up old messages. Yesterday I was thinking about it and I couldn't find a better way of improving speed or efficiency.

Unless I'm missing something?
Major 38 | 1,319 ☆☆☆☆  
Nov 16, 2013 | #11
Email is enough.
ryan94 1 | 12   Student
Jan 21, 2014 | #12
The freelance writer i use is really not very nice. I think it's good to have 2 or more options.

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