If history has taught us something that has to be this - all great empires have fallen from within.
It’s very important article for me personally.
Thank you for doing this. It looks like very time-consuming.
I failed as freelancer and I’m still have bad emotions with Upwork.
So when I see how many people leaving it or when Chineese developers with great skills reaching me in desperate feelings, because they all get banned - it hurts.
There still a lot of “coding money” lies outside of freelance marketplaces.
A lot of dev companies in Ukraine started as freelance profiles at Odesk/Upwork. But most of them, growing, will move out asap when they get that chance.
Because it’s hard to go against all other engineers around the globe.
To invest seven years in Upwork and then leave, that was time-consuming my friend.
You and I, we still haven’t failed as freelancers. Upwork doesn’t defines us as freelancers.
What Upwork is doing to freelancers coming from the third-world countries is “freelance genocide,” the purge of the worst kind.
Kudos to Ukraine! That country is a synonym for top quality developers.
I just decided to explore being product developer. and it’s challengin after trying to please clients it require for me a different type of thinking.
I’m actually following GitCoin - looks like it can be a next big marketplace and with crypto approach i think a lot of freelancers will like it.
it growing a bit slower than I expected.
thank you for your kind words about our developers. we have good coding skills/cheap hr, but we strugling with sales, and recruiting