What Do You Think of Freelance Job Bidding Sites?
One option for finding freelance work these days are job bidding sites. In our Monster List of Freelancing Job Sites we listed 18 such sites, some of the more well known being sites like eLance, Get-a-Freelancer and Rent-a-Coder.
These sites work by allowing job posters to post up their job and details of the job and freelancers bid for the job. They vary in that some of them actually bid (like at an auction) whereas others are closer to the a regular job board (like we have on FreelanceSwitch).
I must confess I have never used job bidding sites and I know there are arguments both ways about whether they undermine freelancing prices or generate more work and leads. So I thought I’d put it to you, the community.
Do You Use Freelance Job Bidding Sites?
What do you think of them?
And what do you think of such sites? Are they good for finding work? Do they encourage clients to pay less? Was it a good experience or bad? Would you use them in the future?