Freelancing sites have made it very easy to access online jobs in the best way possible. Their interfaces are very friendly to use event to the newest of freelancers. Even with all the good associated with the sites, challenges remain.
Which are some of the online freelancing sites available?
The internet is full of many freelancing sites. All these are just platforms for seeking and posting online jobs. Some of the well-known freelancing sites are as below listed:
The list is inexhaustible. These sites have some common problems and others that are unique to the individual sites.
Challenges faced by freelancing sites?
No matter the site, provided it provides freelancing services, some of the major problems are internal. Others though are from external sources. For a start, we will not categorize them as above mentioned. Rather, we will just provide a general all-inclusive list.
- External dealings between freelancers and clients
- Clients who default in payments
- Freelancers who provide low quality jobs
- Lengthy processing of payments
External dealings between freelancer and the client
This is among the worst challenges faced by freelancing sites. Some malicious clients and freelancers choose to deal outside the site. This normally ends up into making payments outside the particular site. This implies that the particular site never gets the required commission payments.
Defaulting in payments by clients
This is yet another problem in most freelancing sites, especially those that only allow the client to pay upon the completion of the assignment. Some clients with ill motives will always take advantage and upon successful completion of their projects, they vanish into thin air.
Low quality completed tasks by freelancers
This normally denies the online freelancing company the opportunity to get payments. This is because such clients would normally look for alternative freelancing sites to post their tasks.
Late and lengthy processing of payments
Among the challenges faced by freelancing sites, this one is more of a common problem than individual problem of just some freelancing sites. Some sites have however improved a great deal in the recent times and their payments are processed much faster.
These problems are being solved by the various sites individually as well as in collaboration.