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Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:49 AM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 02:14 AM
A client of mine who found me on scriptlance (I did a small project for $30, got paid, everything was set) needed a way to send me money for a second project I did for him ($250 for a website -> he didn't have paypal) so he decided to transfer me money through scriptlance.
Scriptlance decided to take $20 from me though - stating I got overpayed for my original $30 project. I explained everything to them, but they wouldn't budge on the issue, and I still think they are in the wrong. It does not say anywhere in the TOS for scriptlance that a webmaster cannot send payments to a designer - and I think it was wrong of them.
Besides scriptlance, I have never used anything else - I would reccommend checking out http://www.scriptized.com though. It is not yet operational, but it will be soon. I designed this website for a client and I believe it will be launched in september. It is using the same script as scriptlance, so it should work out well
Posted 31 August 2004 - 02:25 AM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:00 AM
2) I bid all the time - but I rarely get chosen. So far I have only won 3 bids, but two of those were both $75 and $100, and I should also mention that in all 3 I was not the lowest bidder. It all depends on what the webmaster thinks of your skills.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:40 PM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:05 PM
I did use creativemoonlighter for a while as well and I really liked it. I was sad to see it go. When it converted to Guru, you could no longer do much of anything for free. With CM, you could get a free membership. Yes, you were limited in what you could bid on, but not nearly to the extent as you are with Guru. And I actually won some decent jobs on CM. I wanted to get some feedback before taking the Guru plunge, and I really appreciate your feedback.
Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:23 PM
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:25 PM
(Even if i saw really nice nice templates done that way )
Sometimes ago i couldn't even think that it was possible to see things like a logo with a mention "company name here"...Absolutely terrific for me... how can it be possible? a logo, a drawing that normally should show up the company state of mind/products branch etc...bing! templated. non-sense isn't it?
Unfortunately, there's buyers for these.
But why "unfortunately"?! (auto mutilations :) )
After a bit of thoughts, i think it's not too bad for the "market" cause:
- cheapest prices would give more works (2 cheaps vs. 1 right priced) by creating new customers.
- give a chance to everyone to give a try.
- it forces pros (i mean people who wants to get a descent life with their works) to work harder than ever (okay that means more coffe, more time, more cigarettes, more ... :) ). and then improve global web quality.
There's a lot of pretty templated things done for cheap prices and I'm expecting that the relation between money paid and quality "means" is no more based over performing quality (i don't know if it's the correct word in english, i mean photoshoping etc..) but based over the way it was thought: as unique as the client is (marketing/personalisation, message communication etc...).
It's the main difference between art and craft: art is unique, craft is multiple.
Artist hum! with "nice isn't enough, we have to sell something here!" in mind.
Sorry for the big big digression,
Sorry too for people who feel this text too "common" think but hey, we're a starting business so...a day = a discover ;)
Our little Montreal website design company
Posted 23 November 2004 - 07:01 AM
And also DesignContest
Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:15 PM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:58 PM
Posted 29 January 2005 - 06:57 PM
I have been on DesignContest for awhile now ... Haven't been that active lately due to client work, but I plan on being more active and joining the design team ASAP.
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