Freelancer Scam Review
They hire freelance workers doing anything from designing, writing, web development and many more. They're the largest outsourcing marketplace with a fairly good reputation. You will pay 3% for posting a project and higher fees for winning and getting paid for your project. You also have the option to upgrade to the gold membership of just under $20 a month, which give you the ability to post projects free of charge. Freelancers that have a gold membership will also have reduced fees and an improved reliability score on the site.
Before you bid on any projects make sure to check the employer’s profile, make certain that they have at the least a few reviews and check for “payment verified” marked by a blue “$” sign. In addition to read the feedback text of other freelancers to see what experience they had with this employer. Employers should make their project descriptions understandable by defining what they expect you to do and how much they will pay you for work that is done.
Don’t accept tasks that pay high sums of money for little work, there is a chance that it may be a scam especially when the individual have no reviews. I would recommend projects that has been paid to post for, or with the “Private” or Full-time” tag in it.
Freelancer in itself isn't a scam site, but remember scammer's can still post their advertisements, with very little risk, since Freelancer cannot verify everyone posting, therefore be careful when applying for tasks or projects and seek only the jobs with good reviews to be safe.
I had study a lot of scam reviews, stating that people got scammed by Freelancer, and even so many individuals set them self up for been ripped off from taking on offers without spending a bit of time investigating the employer, the reviews and payment offers. With a little brain power I think anyone can make money off this site, maybe not a full income but still enough to pay for hosting or investing in a solid online business.