why you should not hire illustrators and designers on freelance job websites

Why you should not hire illustrators & designers on freelance job websites

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So you want to hire illustrators or designers from one of the freelance job websites or marketplaces out there claiming to help you outsource the best creative professional for your project. Unfortunately, there are a lot of problems with these websites that I’ve personally experienced as a person who signed up with them as a freelancer and as an employer who’s hired freelancers to work for me. However, I cancelled every one of my accounts with all of the websites, and I will share with you why below. I will also share some complaints newer clients told me after they had bad experiences using freelance job websites, which led them to hire me as their graphic artist and illustrator. To be clear, this article is not being aimed at every single website that may be remotely associated with freelancing services and jobs, I am specifically referring to those that offer $5 logos (yuck!), bidding systems, and ineffective algorithms which often damages the quality and value of the work being produced. While there are some good things about some outsourcing websites, there is an overwhelming number of problems that we should go over…

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