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What's your biggest frustration as a freelancer?



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What's your biggest frustration as a freelancer?

What are some of the big and little gripes you have with freelancing?

Difficult buyers? Refund requests?

Please share your experiences.

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procoder

I love freelancing , because it makes me feel free to work from everywhere in anytime.
Yes , as a freelancer i have "bad" and "happy" moments , and sometimes i need to invest more than i'm getting paid.

The most frustrating part is when a buyer is trying to get your work for free and giving you a fake review. And sometimes a refund is better to avoid a bad fake review.
Another reason is, mostly of buyers do not read the description of service and in the end they will reject your work, because it's not what they want :confused:




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farahkhan

Hey great topic @Beverly What

I love freelancing, Me and my Husband are doing it for over 2 years now. There are pros and cons in every business. In freelancing the worst part is when buyers with less knowledge about what they are buying get in contact.
In my case some other issues which make me frustrate is I start my delivery process and when I connect to partner computer their speed of internet and pc is way too slow which cause lot of trouble as screen is lagging so the delivery which is suppose to be completed in 30 minutes sometimes takes 3 hours.
Third is the language problem when buyer dont understand English its very hard to communicate by opening google translator and copy paste aghhhh :mad:

But I think its a part of every job no matter if its freelancing or business these type of buyers come everywhere even in regular job sometime client meetings frustrates so its the thing everyone who works has to understand as a part of life What


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Farah khan




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Topseoservice

For me biggest frustration as freelancer is you need to be active 24X7(delivering orders, communicating with them). If I take 1 week complete holiday, my inbox may get hundreds of emails if not more. If you wish, you may not be active for that time; but if you do you will get more success.

Still better than regular job What.




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anwebservices

I love freelancing. Working it more then 10 years as a side job. There was many ups and downs, but i still like it because i can work in my own time as i like.

There is some frustrations. Same as @farahkhan and @procoder said... It really can be pain sometime.

One of other frustrations, not listed here so far is bad competition. A lot of people started working in this industry and instead building their quality they dropped prices enormously What I used to build large websites with web programming and web design for $2000 years ago, while some people jump in and started doing it for $100, and now even cheaper. Sad, because they don't understand that they are killing them selves, not just others. I feel sad to see sooooo many services here for just $1. How desperate you have to be to do such jobs. It's killing this industry and reputations and make me very sad, but i have built my reputation and i do my work honestly with prices which is my personal minimum, no matter what others do. I always stick to quality over quantity What




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hotcontent

Yes the frustration moment is when you deliver your order and after delivery the buyers reject the order and want refund with a invalid reason.




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vinothmech

I love freelancing Been doing this for past 4 years. Every time when I withdraw money from Seoclerks I feel happy Words can't describe that. Frustrating thing is some buyers expect us to complete orders right after they order May be time zone or technical issue may take some time to deliver but they don't understand and give bad review. I always feel there is many solution to problems and negative review without a reason or communication just spoil seller reputation. So far I am absolutely enjoying my time doing freelancing What




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WebMania

As a human we always have some "HAPPY" & some "BAD" moments, so same happens here but no problem these are part of our life.
So all my dear friends please enjoy good moments rather than thinking more about bad one.
I love freelancing & working at SeoClerks due to so many reasons like

  • It is easy to kick start here rather than other freelancing sites.
  • If here are some bad buyers then we have most of Honest buyers too.
  • Easy to manage your services & Orders.
  • Very helping staff like @Beverly & @farahkhan they all are always ready to help you.
  • Many more....


Thanks SeoClerks for giving us such platform




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sanfora

for me when some crappy buyer use you and blackmail you for refund




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dailymotivator

Buyer who doesn't know what he wants.




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ajlancer

Hi Great topic by Beverly. I love to do work as outsource contractor. Though I am not used say freelancer, because this word make me less responsible rather I love to say me outsource contractor. I have been working as outsource contractor more then 7 years. And most of the time I passed on SEOclerks. I saw lot of ups and down in my entire career. But I never give up. Try my self always best to do. Sometimes getting frustration few when I see some of my clients reject order or ask for refund for lame excuse.
Eventually I am very happy to do work here as outsource contractor. And this profession give me dependable and freedom life.
Thanks




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dedicatedclerk

well there are some stupid buyers , some are very impatient and acts immature also lacks understanding and communication.
& also there are buyers who will blackmail you threatening with negative rating.




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dennyfar

When I found a buyer who intends to trap, not willing to pay.
I'm very sad when forced to accept cancelation order worth $24.

Beverly......
I'm really sad at that time.

I clicked "Accept Cancelation" button with my tears on my cheek.




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Beverly

Hi Great topic by Beverly. I love to do work as outsource contractor. Though I am not used say freelancer, because this word make me less responsible rather I love to say me outsource contractor. I have been working as outsource contractor more then 7 years. And most of the time I passed on SEOclerks. I saw lot of ups and down in my entire career. But I never give up. Try my self always best to do. Sometimes getting frustration few when I see some of my clients reject order or ask for refund for lame excuse.
Eventually I am very happy to do work here as outsource contractor. And this profession give me dependable and freedom life.
Thanks


Outsourcing is a great name for it! For many years, I was a writer and never called myself a freelancer, though possibly it was classified as 'freelancing'. Most times, I just called myself a 'work at home mom', a very honorable title indeed! What

well there are some stupid buyers , some are very impatient and acts immature also lacks understanding and communication.
& also there are buyers who will blackmail you threatening with negative rating.

When I found a buyer who intends to trap, not willing to pay.
I'm very sad when forced to accept cancelation order worth $24.

Beverly......
I'm really sad at that time.

I clicked "Accept Cancelation" button with my tears on my cheek.

I'm really sorry to hear about your misfortune. And, unfortunately this kind of thing happens to even the biggest super star sellers. Some buyers are bullies and will try to force you to give into mutual cancellation threatening retribution, such as banning or bad rating if you don't. We take all bullying and threats seriously and if you know that you have honestly done the work, you deserve to be paid. File a ticket, get support from staff. If you don't get a response, file another one until your situation is handled. Thanks.




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dennyfar

Beverly, this is the first time you "reply" me. By the way, Thank you. ;)
I'm not sad anymore...




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ajlancer

Beverly, this is the first time you "reply" me. By the way, Thank you. ;)
I'm not sad anymore...

Hi Beverly is very busy you may know. And she follow all threads. But all times unable to replay all. Follow Beverly advice hope you deserve to be paid for your real work. And follow some suggestions to keep your work more safe from https://www.seoclerks.com/forum/th...more-safe.14743/

Thanks




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dennyfar

Hi Beverly is very busy you may know. And she follow all threads. But all times unable to replay all. Follow Beverly advice hope you deserve to be paid for your real work. And follow some suggestions to keep your work more safe from https://www.seoclerks.com/forum/th...more-safe.14743/

Thanks

Ya, I know




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ajlancer

Ya, I know

Thanks for understanding real situation




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dennyfar

This question belong to anwebservices,
"Tell me the clearly, how to be an seoclerks's SuperSeller?"
Give me all tips




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anwebservices

This question belong to anwebservices,
"Tell me the clearly, how to be an seoclerks's SuperSeller?"
Give me all tips

Not sure why you asking me What I don't call my self "super seller" :rolleyes:
But here you can read very detailed instructions https://www.seoclerk.com/faq/9928/...ler-on-SEOClerks




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ajlancer

Not sure why you asking me What I don't call my self "super seller" :rolleyes:
But here you can read very detailed instructions https://www.seoclerk.com/faq/9928/...ler-on-SEOClerks

Hi becoming super seller not an easy task and it is not possible within short by getting a few tips. But some indicator may help to you to achieving goal. But before that you have to have much skill. anwebservices directed a link follow this tutorial. Hope you will get excellent idea from there.




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dennyfar

Not sure why you asking me What I don't call my self "super seller" :rolleyes:
But here you can read very detailed instructions https://www.seoclerk.com/faq/9928/...ler-on-SEOClerks

....$14000 a month << I thought it is Jordan's income




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anwebservices

....$14000 a month << I thought it is Jordan's income

What Where did you see this figure?? :eek:




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farahkhan

What Where did you see this figure?? :eek:

I cannot stop laughing Abid What What What What What




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Beverly

Did someone already say cheapskates, discount hunters and freebie seekers? Very annoying to deal with as a freelancer.
https://www.seoclerk.com/faq/9967/...r-freelance-work




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dedicatedclerk

Hi Beverly,

I wrote a thread asking for suggestions & advise from everyone to resolve a frustrating issue i am having. & i also have written in the thread
not to delete or close the thread twice as my previous thread was deleted, if i wrote anything wrong to inform me so i can re-edit. why & who deleted my thread?
i am very upset. appreciate your help and advise,




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vinaya

Not getting enough work is my biggest frustrations as a freelancer. There are times when I don't have any works for weeks. When I don't have works, I will have no money, when I have no money I will be unable to pay my bills. another frustration is not getting better paying freelancing jobs. Most of the time I have to work for penuts.




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Corzhens

If you are a full time freelancer and you run out of jobs to do then that is really frustrating especially if the lull in the income lasts for more than a week. I hate to see my family going hungry with that scenario. That is the main reason why I couldn’t let myself be too passionate in freelancing because of money matters. Maybe my stance will change when the opportunity to earn in freelancing gets better and reasonable. Right now writers earn only coins and I don’t see any real earning that can be a livelihood.




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vinaya

When you are full time freelancer, it is difficult of you cannot find jobs. After suffering from this problem for many years, I have learned how to cope with this. When I do not have any assignments, I work on my blogs and websites (develop contents, market the blogs, redesign the website etc.) even continue with the books I am working on. This has helped me create another income stream. The blogs I developed in my spare time have helped me generate some money.




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Kakashi2020

My biggest frustration as an online freelancer is that I still lack the opportunity to earn a lot of income. Also sometimes I'm frustrated in the amount I'm getting paid for long hours of online work.




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