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Why people cant do their work honestly...

God knows why people can't do their work honestly?

I work as a freelancer writer on an online writing platform, where we apply to get online writing assignments, like ebooks, blog posts, articles, just anything which can be considered a writing task.

It's been almost 2.5 years now there for me and i have had a variety of good n bad incidents. In some, clients vanished at the time of payment and used the work for free, then some who are in the habit of getting freelancers write articles for free in the name of test, funny... isnt a freelancers profile and the number of successful jobs completed enough?

But had many good experiences too, where met perfect ultra professional - gentlemen kind of clients, who never use harsh words to highlight your mistake but help you correct your mistake in a friendly and professional way.

I agree no two people can be or are same on this earth...

But with time, my workload increased infact multiplied and a time came when i needed help to meet the deadlines so created a team and hired few freelancers, from there the problem actually starts... lol

I needed few rewrites, so i requested one of them to help me out and what she simply did was "smart work" and not rewrite, she just changed a word after every 5 words so that the so called rewrite passes copyscape... reading it i was like awwww.... oh noooo... my mistake....

So, friends if your workload increases never take help from others they will cheat and waste your time and its only you who need to manage it all by yourself...

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arthurchappell wrote on January 6, 2015, 7:23 AM

really horrible that someone would ruin submitted copy by adding extra words just to meet a quota like that

scheng1 wrote on January 6, 2015, 8:36 AM

I think the way you recruit writers has to change. Many employers read our articles in various writing sites, and they ask if we want to write for them.

ashuli wrote on January 6, 2015, 8:53 AM

Well, still there is no guarantee that they will maintain the quality and will honestly say no to an assignment if they find it difficult to complete. Instead, they finish it in a hush-hush manner and when asked they without any hesitation offer all kind of excuses... :)

peachpurple wrote on January 6, 2015, 8:55 AM

some people are just plain lazy to work out their brains, they rather do the short cut

paigea wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:11 AM

That sounds like good advice to only accept jobs I can do myself! How annoying someone did that.

GedWrites wrote on January 6, 2015, 12:17 PM

I had to share this on my G+ very interesting piece of info, do you need time to build up your profile on the writing site and do the jobs come in easily?

bleekley wrote on January 6, 2015, 12:53 PM

I think that the universal experience in recruiting help is that those who are irresponsible and do their least rather than their best don't last long because they get fired and those who are responsible and do their best don't last long because they are in demand and soon move on to an even better job. Finding help still might be worthwhile.

maramadalina wrote on January 6, 2015, 3:37 PM

There are people who don't know the definition of the word honesty. Don't worry. They will learn it when in their turn,they will be deceived by others.

soupdragon wrote on January 6, 2015, 4:30 PM

It's dreadful when people let you down like that and don't have integrity in their approach to work

suzzy3 wrote on January 6, 2015, 6:07 PM

That would have really upset me changing my work after all that effort.

Soreiya wrote on January 6, 2015, 6:34 PM

It's just a waste of time for everyone involved. Why even take the job if you're not up to the task? I honestly don't understand some people.

OreoBrownies123 wrote on January 6, 2015, 8:25 PM

That has happened to before. I applied for a writing gig for this person and I had to submit it as a test. I won't say the name of the company but it is very popular. Some people can make a good living at it if they are well known and have honest clients. When I was well a few years ago I did ghosting for two different companies.

ashuli wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:34 AM

Thanks for sharing this post... :)
Yes, it does take time to build up an honest appealing profile. Definitely, you need to stay disciplined in terms of quality of work, you need to meet client specific deadlines, and many other things as expected by the client. But, still luck also matters in getting jobs there.
Chances of getting a job depend on how much work you have already done, your availability, your pricing etc.

ashuli wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:35 AM

Well said !

GedWrites wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:25 AM

I'm thinking it takes time then from nothing to build up a reasonable amount of work as an example to clients so they will hire you... thanks for this answer.

ashuli wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:53 AM

actually by amount of work i meant number of jobs done or visible on your profile... :)