It's my utmost request to all the freelancers out there to please read this carefully, this is based on my personal experience and i am totally in a protest against this website now.
- They will always support employers, no matter what the situation is.
- They have created custom terms , please notice whenever you will withdraw your funds using express withdrawal, the exchange rate will be kept less. Lets say you are withdrawing funds in INR. then for each 1 dollar you will get only 66.867489 rs. Whereas when deposit funds, they will charge you 73.612348 RS per dollar.
- They have poor support team and a dispute team.
- The employers will have 100% safety because their platform has no rules regarding the safety of the work done by a freelancer.
- The most best thing about this website is that the employer can be sweet enough and create a milestone to get all the work done from a freelancer, and later on dispute the milestone himself and get his money back ( because entire support is given to freelancer ) you don't believe me? https://www.freelancer.com/dispute/disputestage.php?id=436657
Use this link to see my recent dispute with the scammer employer.
The final message by freelancer's team included this
" Additionally, the buyer made an offer on the PMB to pay $30 USD to the seller . As such, the said amount was released to them, while the remaining $40 USD were reimbursed to the buyer."
Here is the screenshot of what buyer offered me.
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He offered me 30$ at first but later when i told that i will dispute the money, then he offered me 50$ since he wanted at least some money back in his account.( screenshot is attached )
At my best i contacted their team and they told whatever decision that is taken by their dispute team (which mostly supports employers) is final. They don't want to take an initiative to make their platform safe even for freelancers.
As a final decision i have decided to not offer my services on this website anymore. With this, 3 of my other friends have already closed their accounts . If you are a freelancer then i personally warn you that not to dispute any amount, since they will always support their employers.
THE REASON TO SUPPORT EMPLOYERS IS THAT EMPLOYERS ARE THE ONLY SOURCE FROM WHERE THE FUNDS COME TO THEIR WEBSITES. IF THEY WILL NOT SUPPORT THE BUYERS , THE BUYERS WON'T BRING ANY MONEY ON THIS WEBSITE AGAIN.
If you are in the same situation , i recommend you to tell your clients to use Escrow for safe payments for regular work.