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Topic # 194891 29-Mar-2016 00:08
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Hi everyone,




I am a recent graduate working 9-5 in a job that doesn't pay too well. So I've decided to use my Compsci skills to do a bit of freelancer work.




I've seen some freelance work available on platforms like TradeMe Jobs and Seek and am quite interested.


I know both these platforms have their own unique pros but I'm more interested in what the cons are of using these.




I just want to know if there are any negative or annoying experiences people here have faced using these platforms so I can decide which one I'd want to use primarily.




Thanks in advance!

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  Reply # 1522017 29-Mar-2016 08:54
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Any reason not to use both?



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  Reply # 1522054 29-Mar-2016 09:25
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I haven't really found too many negative aspects from any of the sites. Some have more jobs than others, some are easier to search or set up notifications (e.g. I get heaps of emails from Seek about things I am totally unqualified to do, despite being as specific as possible).


You should probably sign up with a couple of recruitment agencies too. They usually hear about jobs before they're advertised.



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  Reply # 1522079 29-Mar-2016 09:32
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@ezytiger of this parish launched Kandid 6 months or so ago. Could be another good option.


One of my dev mates gets a bit of work from overseas via airpair. His main form of advertising seems to be his reputation in some slashdot forum or other.

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  Reply # 1522190 29-Mar-2016 13:24
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Hey thanks for the shout-out @mdf. Definitely jump onto - we need devs of all skill-levels, and our focus is local NZ. But also checkout and - used both in the past and they've been useful. 

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  Reply # 1522381 29-Mar-2016 17:26
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@wasabi2k no reason, I just wanted to see if one would be better over the other depending on how you guys felt by using them

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  Reply # 1523035 30-Mar-2016 23:19
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. Will definitely look into those other sites mentioned

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  Reply # 1526511 5-Apr-2016 20:34
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Free lance work is always a good option to make some extra money. You are on the right track. However, remember one thing, it will be a slow start and could be a difficult to make good amount of money right off the bat. So be patient and enjoy the work! All the best.



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