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Know any sites like ProZ.com for web designers? Any advice?
Thread poster: Laura Gentili

Laura Gentili  Identity Verified
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Apr 3, 2002

A friend of mine, a senior graphic designer specialized in creating Web and user interfaces, would like to try and find freelance work through the Internet. What tips would you give him? Do you know of any sites like ProZ for Web designers? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Many many thanks.

Laura


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Henry Dotterer
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guru, freeagent, elance, maybe also hotdispatch Apr 3, 2002

all followed by \".com\"

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Maya Jurt  Identity Verified
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Bullhorn.com Apr 3, 2002

Hi Laura,

I can\'t give you any tips, because I am not a web designer, but there is a site (I think it is for free) that has a lot of creative jobs to offer. Have a look:



www.bullhorn.com



Hope that helps.


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Dr. Stephan Pietzko  Identity Verified
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Try these Apr 3, 2002

Hi Laura,



your friend should check out these links



www.elance.com (paid membership)

www.smarterwork.com (free membership, so far)



There are many offers for web designers. I can\'t tell how the rates are, though.



Hope that helps a bit.


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Paulo Celestino Guimaraes  Identity Verified
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experts on the web Apr 3, 2002

experts on the web dot com

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Ursula Peter-Czichi  Identity Verified
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freelancework exchange.com Apr 4, 2002

This one costs quite a bit.

So does elance.com.

There have been some negative reports on elance recently.

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-04-04 08:49 ]


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elance Apr 4, 2002

I registered on elance last December and I\'ll probably cancel my registration - maybe valuable for programming or design but not for translation.

First, almost no translation jobs and, because of the non-hidden bidding system, you can see stuff like \"I would like to quote you a low bid of $0.015 per word in order to gain feedback\" and some \"agencies\" even quote around $0.04 - 0.05 per word, knowing they will have to give around 7% back to elance and pay translators.

Other problem due to that system: some people bid twice to get in line with lower bids...

Véronique


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