We've been using Upwork (prevously as oDesk) quite successfully for several years to find Remote Contractors with WordPress related skills.
Recently however I've been getting very few suitable applicants for jobs that require WordPress related skills across a range of fields including coding, support and technical writing.
I'm sure it's nothing we've done. We've spent a substantial amount of money on Upwork and our job ads clearly show the good reviews we've recieved from our Upwork Remote Contractors.
I do think the recent charges in Upwork pricing may be having an effect - Upwork now charges the freelancer a fee of 20% for the first $500 billed with the client - but I'm not sure this explains the dramatic drop in the number of suitable applicants we've seen.
The bottom line is I am now actively looking for a viable alternative to Upwork for finding suitable
WordPress Remote Contractors.
- Do group members have some suggestions?
- Are there other remote staffing sites where you have had good experiences?