Freelancer Not so good after all

| September 22, 2013

They are mulling a release on  the stock market ( , and i was also thinking of participating  and buying some of their IPO  stock , but after I checked my email this week and saw that  i got charged $5.89 for nothing from, i  changed my mind. I’m no more buying any Shares in if it lists on  the stock market and just  started looking for alternatives for freelancer to get my freelancing  jobs done . Any company that has a sneaky tactic to charge you more and more fees, even while not providing a service can be termed bit off a rip off IMHO.

the rip off from my paypal account by freelancer

Not PayPal’s fault … just freelancer taking money outta my paypal

I had to  do a bit of further investigation to see why i was charged when i didn’t even use their service in the last month or so. I found out  after their last upgrade they  actually upgraded my account to the  Basic membership rather than the $0 fee account, which is wrong in my opinion , you just cant upgrade an existing  no fee account to basic account which automatically starts to charge your account regularly  for money when  you don’t even use that account. .

basic account versus free account  at freelancer

If they were fair dinkum they would  automatically  change all the accounts to the $0  no fees account (rather than basic where users started getting charged suddenly)  and then whoever wanted to upgrade  could do so themselves.


i got ripped of by freelancer



I immediately  downgraded my freelancer account to $0 fees


why is freelancer charging me fees

and  cancelled freelancer authorisation to my paypal account  so that they cant force bill me anymore. I can see many people going forward  looking for alternatives  other than freelancer who are using these kinds of tactics that  lets down that trust of users and secondly also  increasing and  charging quite a hefty fee rapidly  for doing transactions with them. They are services out there that charge less than 40 % of what they charge and  I will be using them from now on.

I’m not telling that freelancer is not a good service , i have used them for my projects  but when they do this kind of stuff it lets down your trust  and you are forced to look elsewhere . Let me know if you have been a victim of the same predicament.


UPDATE : EVEN MORE disturbing

I got this email after downgrading … Even more P*** off now

You have successfully downgraded to a free membership. Your membership will remain active until Oct 21, 2013.

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JJay blogs on Technology related products ,websites, SEO, Social Media and blog promotion. JJay also writes articles for Stock market , Finance and business blogs and websites.

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  1. I will have to review my account