Anyone used Speedlancer?

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  1. Simon Hampel

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    I came across a site called Speedlancer - basically they have a list of pre-defined small tasks (eg design social media graphics; pdf to word/excel transcription; 600 word blog post; business card design; etc) which have a pre-defined price.

    You can also create customised tasks and they have "bundles" for more complex tasks which include multiple sub-tasks - for example "infographic research + design".

    Anyone used them?
     
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    How does Trustpilot come up with its ratings?

    With 1 review of 1 star, they make an average of 6.1? How does that work?

    The review does make it sound like they are paying bottom dollar for their work.
     
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    There are many sites offering freelance services for the ad-hoc jobs, but a local may have a better understanding of the Australian markets and tastes.

    You can always start a relationship with a local designer, and if it becomes a long-term relationship you will get better prices and better service.
     
  5. Paul@PFI

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    Let me guess. Its the new website for people who want to pay someone nothing to do something for them...

    If I had $1 for every idiot who wants to sell accounting services "CHEAPLY"I would be a millionaire but using these clown wont make me a cent. If you want cheap accounting services I will welcome your call. I will refer you to a competitor.
     
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    I agree that you should never skimp on professional services - however there are lots of "non-professional" services out there relating to small tasks that people need done. I think this is where sites like this find their niche.

    Basic graphics design, transcription services, data entry, etc.
     
  7. Paul@PFI

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    But who are you engaging and how good are they ? I can engage a contract service to do tax and it can cost $25 a hour. I dont want to use "Carrymuncher Ltd". Cheapest is not best. That said some things are capable of cost differentiation but I still question a race to the bottom.
     
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    not always !
    Organisations have the ability to optimise its processes and become cost effective over time. They then have the option to increase profit or reduce price. Most will increase profits but some reduce price too. And those who reduce price will be the ones offering it cheaper. ;)