Top tips for buyers are :
1) Don’t Put an Unrealistic Price for freelancers :
Before you put your project at some freelancer website, you must calculate price. You must make analysis – to comapare price at other simmilary project, to see your budget. Sometimes you can calculate how much dollars are you ready to pay to freelancer per hour. If oyu see that some job can be finish in 10 hours and you pay $6 per hour, project may cost $60 etc….
2) Make your needs brief and try to describe as well as you can
This is hard part. Sometimes it is difficult to describe what you want. Very often I try, as buyer, to send several word documents with fully description and on the end I try to find simmilary project on web to comapre. Example :
“Please, I would like to create me website as youtube.com, but I want to change you this…this and this.”
3) Choose freelancers with good rating
If your project has price more than $100, your freelancer must be smart, with experience, rating is important.
4) Choose freelancer who worked with more simmilary projects
Sometimes, it is more important to find freelancer who worked on simmilary projects than with good rating.
5) Choose freelancer who send you full description about you project
There are a lot of freelancers which make 5 sentences and submit hunderds times on every project.
Bad example : “I am Tom.I have worked on projects : this, this….I am prepeare to do the job.”
Good freelancer will write :
“I am Tom. I work on project which is simmilary as this project. I do this and this on that project.On your project I can do this and this, and my suggestion is that you should do this and this…..”
Good freelancer, will try to answer on your project briefly, on original way.