So where should I start? A month ago, I started to hire programmers for my projects. My projects are easy mostly but one or two. So the first order’s price was reasonable regarding the task and I hadn’t to rewrite it much! It was a good start! And then…first of all, every single of seller considers himself/herself professional.
My second order… the seller asked for a super high budget and I was like “even though this project isn’t that hard, okay, after the first good experience, why not, if he really does a great job”. His code was chaotic. I spent much more time to rewrite it than writing it from scratch.
The third order… again new seller, again a so called professional: I asked him to write my program with functions and well (not in a chaotic way). He immediately tried to increase the price after I told him my budget and again I was like okay. He copy-pasted my program from stackoverflow WITHOUT functions.
The 4th order… I decided to hire the first guy again, he seemed better than the previous ones. I was wrong… He aggressively tried to increase his prices… after some back and forth it was like “My budget, for this, is … if it’s ok to you, nice! if not, I’ll find someone else” He replied like “after the fiverr’s cut I’ll get only…” and I was done with it immediately.
The 5th order: In a nutshell I FOUND A REALLY PROFESSIONAL SELLER finally, his code was perfect, he wasn’t that overpriced and he even was fast.
After that I wanted to hire him again but he stopped to respond to me, at that time I had 2 projects a minor one with some bug fixing and writing 2 functions and a harder one so…
- The 6th order: I decided to test the seller for the bigger project first with my minor task. I ordered the smallest package ($5) he then came back to me, regarding my order, like “how I dare to order from him without contacting him first, it’s clearly isn’t $5” ??? So I told him It’s a test, if he does it well, I’ll give him my bigger project. He said OK! After 2 days of waiting, he sent my code back without editing it like it’s done. I wanted to cancel it but he DECLINED it with an explanantion about the bad effect on his profile, to be honest, I really didn’t care about the bad effect LOL!. He was again a so called professional and my task would take about 10-15 min for a real professional.
So here I am, I got a harder project but NOT IMPOSSIBLE. The guy who was really good doesn’t respond to me at all. I don’t know why… I posted a buyer request, no one sent me a offer. I tried to find another seller but those so called professionals aren’t able to help me or they’re busy!
Sidenote: those awful sellers are from the same countries… and I rarely find someone from another country in this subject.