Don't Do It Yourself

$100 giveaway: Share your experience with Elance, 99designs, or Fiverr to qualify

Have you ever hired a freelance graphic designer, programmer, or virtual assistant?  Or have you ever bought a crazy gig on Fiverr?

Well, if you want to share your experience and rate the freelance website you used, you can win $50 in cash.  I’m giving away $50 (via PayPal) to two lucky people this Labor Day weekend.

All you have to do to enter is leave a review for any freelance website you’ve tried out.  I don't care if you hired a Python developer for a year from Odesk or paid someone to write your name in spaghettio's for $5 on Fiverr.  I just want to hear what you thought of the sites.

Why am I doing this?

Well, I’ve already shared my own personal experiences with sites like Elance, Fiverr, and 99designs.  But I’ve recently upgraded this site to allow other folks to leave reviews as well.   I haven’t found any other sites that have an objective comparison of freelance marketplaces (from the employer point of view).  So I want to be the first with a good collection of reviews to help people make informed decisions.

Plus, I want to hear about some cool Fiverr gigs!

How to Qualify

You must leave a review of Elance, Fiverr, 99designs or any of the other sites listed here by midnight on 9/3/12 to qualify.  Just click on the “Read User Reviews” link for any of the sites and leave your own review in the comments.

If you tweet the page where you left your review (and include the hashtag #freelance) I’ll give you an additional entry to win.

Two lucky winners will be randomly selected on 9/4/12 and emailed at the email address you leave in your comment.

To qualify for the $50, you have to have hired someone from one of the freelance sites above.  Sorry, being a freelancer yourself does not qualify :).

Lastly, comments must make me believe you’ve actually used the site, so fake reviews like “great site” will be deleted.

Thanks and good luck!