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  1. Steve Andle

    Distributed work has been around for thousands of years, my great grandfather was a painter and he worked from home.

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  2. Bas

    There is Upwork, the good story, and Upwork, the site that takes up to 20% fee from freelancers. If it lands a good job, fair enough, but the site is also full of ‘make me Facebook for $500′ and a lot gigs for a few hours.

    This business model hurts especially those who don’t have the experience (yet) to get hired long-term and rely on many ’employers’ for a low salary and then the fee gets squished from them, and then the currency exchange etc.

    Also their time tracking app is predatory.

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    • richard Ginn

      20% for under 500 bucks is highway robbery.

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    • Mark

      Agreed. As big a problem is the race to the bottom to get the job and not setting a minimum hourly for freelancer and minimum job about for posters. Who does a job for $30. Seriously. Upwork should open a separate site like Upwork.cheap to trim the herd of cheapskates.

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      • richard Ginn

        30 bucks is fine if you needed only to do some light work making changes to a page or two on a site.

        Not for doing a full 5 page website.

        I do not think we will ever see a separate site like Upwork.cheap to trim the herd of cheapskates.

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      • Miroslav Glavic

        There is also the overpriced, huge ego filled freelancers who think they are worth $1000 an hour

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