Guide to Becoming a Happy Freelancer

by Matt on February 2, 2009 · 40 comments

in How-To,Work and Productivity

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Happiness leads to success. No two ways about it, if you enjoy freelancing, then you will succeed. It may take time, but in the long run it will be worth it. Sometimes though, freelancing can be very stressful. Stress can bring you down, so conquering that stress and leading a happy life can help you to become a better designer and freelancer.

Many habits and slight tweaks in your daily routine can make a drastic difference in your attitude and your work. All of these adjustments may not work for you, but there are bound to be at least a few that will help. So now, I will go over (in a rather “zen-ish” manner) a list of ways to make your freelancing more enjoyable.

Freelancing is 95% Failure, 5% Success. Learn From Failure.

I know, that sounds cruel, but it true. In being a freelancer or any entrepreneur for that matter, you will encounter a vast amount of failure. Those who are able to get past the failure are the ones we will succeed.

Also, you have to be able to learn from failure. If you learn from failure, then you haven’t completely failed. A lot of times you have to take failure in stride and focus on the positives.

Stay Healthy

Taking care of your body will lead to happiness. Simple as that. Here are a few tips on staying healthy:

Exercise Frequently – Exercise releases chemicals called endorphins, which trigger a positive feeling and release the feeling of pain. Exercise reduces stress and anxiety, boosts energy, helps sleep, and helps self-esteem. So, obviously, exercise can be an excellent way to jump start you into happy freelancing.

Get Adequate Sleep – Another advantage of working for yourself is that you are able to set your own hours. You have to be smart when you choose how many hours you work.

Tea Over Coffee – This is always an interesting subject where argument is bound to occur. People have strong opinions going either way. Personally, I drink tea. Tea is much healthier, and although it may not give you a lot of energy, it is better for you in the long run. Again this one always has some discussion following it, so I would love to hear what you have to say on the topic.

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Step Away from the Computer, Get Outside

I have said this many times before, but I including it again because I feel that it cannot be stressed enough. You have to step away from the computer for at least a few hours a day. Yes, you will end up losing a few hours of work, but those hours that you do end up working will be considerably more productive.

Keep a Clean Workspace

As designers, we are always using an array of different tools. From sketch pads to the iPod, these things can create a large amount of clutter.

Organization – There’s nothing more annoying than having to spend all day looking through stacks of your junk for an crucial file.

Good Lighting - As I said with exercise, it is believed that sunlight releases endorphins. You should get outside in the sun everyday, but you could take it a step further and spend all day in some sunlight. A room with good lighting can always assist in making your workspace more pleasant and ultimately more enjoyable.

Procrastination Will Kill You

Procrastination is most likely to be one of the more depressing roads you can take. It will lead to a lack of success and will greatly add to your stress and hurt your attitude towards your work. It can also bring down your confidence too. If you are consistently procrastinating it can hurt your income more than you may think, and it is hard to stop. It is possible, however, to change this bad habit.

Set Goals (And Complete Them) – Set a list of goals for each day, and list what you would like to complete. If you catch yourself slacking off, follow the next step.

Analyze What’s Causing the Problem – If you find yourself falling behind, take a look at what habits are hurting you. Then, work toward ending that habit, and you will be able to work more productively.

books1Expand Your Knowledge

Often times learning a new skill and expanding your knowledge can help to brighten your experience. New experiences can make things more interesting. Teaching yourself an interesting new skill can actually be enjoyable. When you finally are able to use the skill in your work, it’s always a great feeling.

Here’s an excellent article about learning a new coding language on NETTUTS. It could be helpful when taking on a new skill.

Be Proud of Your Work

Being a freelancer is a struggle, there ‘s no doubt about it. Unlike a 9 to 5 job where the work is simple given to you and you get paid for showing up, we have to go out and find work. When you are working on a project, don’t take shortcuts and do every task to the best of your ability. Then, afterward be proud of what you accomplished.

Don’t Overbook Yourself

As freelancers, we work often and take on many projects. Although you can make extra money be doing extra projects, many people make the mistake of thinking they can handle extra projects. The truth is that it is better to take it a manageable few at a time.

Overbooking can lead to many problems, including a lack of effort on all the projects. If you take on too many projects at a time, you will run the risk of not putting all of the effort into what you are doing. Of course, there are those of you who are good at handling many projects, but it still leads to difficulties. All in all, it’s best to only take on what you can handle to relieve the extra stress.

Organize Your Finances

Finances are a frequent culprit in the world of stress. It can cause problems and lead to instability. Dealing with financial problems will take up a lot of your valuable time also. What do I mean by “organize”? Do whatever you can do to make your finances as manageable as possibly. There are a few methods to clean up you finances. You can use applications such as Mint, or sort your spending and incoming with spreadsheets. Find a method that works for you and pursue it.

listOrganize Your Tasks

Clutter and confusion can be prevented, and doing so will free up your mind quite a bit. There are plenty of tools and habits that can help you to stay organized.

A “To Do” List - The “to do” list, one of the oldest techniques, yet still precious to daily function.

Applications – There are an array of applications made to help with organization, so why not use them. Sure, they cost money, but a lot of times they can be surprisingly helpful.

Don’t Allow Opinions from Others to Get You Down

Criticism is everywhere in the design community. No matter what it is you are doing, someone will criticize you. People often times make the mistake of allowing criticism to get to them. You can take criticism and turn it into something constructive, which is what criticism is meant to be.

From the Couch, an awesome video blog, recently discussed this topic. Check their video out to hear their opinion on this important topic.

Make a Presence in the Design Community

Personally, I love being part of the community. It brings something more to what I do and allows me to collaborate with others like me. It can lead you to many new ideas and inspire your creativity.

How do you participate? Well, there are many ways. Leave comments on blogs (such as Spoonfed!), collaborate on Twitter, and write a few guest posts to spread your knowledge.

Take on Projects You Will Enjoy

One on the greatest upsides of freelancing is the freedom. You have the freedom to take on any project you want. Of course, when you need money, you will probably have to go with what projects you can get. Once you get more and more projects, you can be more selective.

Set a Flexible Schedule

A good schedule and planning is quite an easy step to being less stressed. It will help set you on your way to becoming a more happy and efficient worker.

There are a number of techniques to set a productive schedule. First of all name some goals that you would like to complete for the day and plan out your day. Write down your schedule somewhere, and leave it in a place where you can see it. Notice that I emphasized the word flexible. If you try to follow your schedule exactly, it will only lead to more stress.

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matthew duerksen February 2, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Stay Healthy is a really hard for me! Due to my back problems, makes it extremely hard to get out and exercise much.

Get away from the computer is also a hard one for me. Being that I work form my home I find myself working non stop all the time. I am hoping to find a space away from the house to have my office. Then I think it will be easy to be able to get away!

Thanks for a great read!

Matthew February 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Tea and coffee! Not at the same time though. Coffee helps in the morning but tea is great for night working.

All of these points are great, good post! Love the part about going outside, I preach this too.

Ben Lind February 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I personally haven’t ever drunk coffee in my life (well maybe a few times, but those don’t count). I don’t want to start relying on it to get things done – I prefer to drink tea or some other non-caffeinated drink, to get plenty of sleep, and to exercise as often as possible. Obviously these things don’t usually happen, but goals are a great way to get things done.

Great post – I like all of the points!

Rémi February 2, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Great post! Thank you.

Matt February 2, 2009 at 7:53 pm

@ matthew duerksen

You should certainly outside more often, it can make a big difference in your mood!

Heath February 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Great article, I do most of these things (I do neither tea or coffee, water all the way). Getting out is my hardest part!

Matt February 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm

@ Heath

That is way I always stress getting outside. As designers we usually have trouble getting away from our work. I guess that can be a good thing in some ways!

Aaron February 2, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Great Post! A big one that gets me all the time is “Don’t Allow Opinions from Others to Get You Down” plus we’re extra hard on ourselves – a friend once told me “don’t ever take opinions from anyone if they don’t have a better car than you do”.

Kelly February 3, 2009 at 1:15 am

Thanks for sharing…I agree with everything other than taking Tea over Coffee. I would work in trade for a really good cup of Turkish coffee.. It can’t be beat. ; D

Marie Poulin February 3, 2009 at 1:25 am

Thanks for the brilliant tips!
I personally enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning to start the day. But just the ONE! And other than lots of water, I enjoy an afternoon tea. :)

Hein Maas February 3, 2009 at 6:00 am

Hi,

All points made are absolutely correct, I work from home as a freelance graphic/web designer and I try to maintain a structure in my life, wife goes to work, kids goes school and i start running for an hour ( 3 times a week) and after that i go and start my working day.

Only the coffee point i do not agree, when you drink you’re coffee black then it’s fine and healthy.

Great post,
Hein

John February 3, 2009 at 6:05 am

Awsome tips, I will include some of these in my next blog post and link back to you if you don’t mind? :)

Michael Wilson February 3, 2009 at 6:07 am

I’ve been procrastinating loads recently and it is really bumming me out just how much of my evenings I waste!

I need a break from the xbox me thinks!

Great article

joyoge designers' bookmark February 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

great article thanks..

Dawn Baird February 3, 2009 at 11:16 am

I DEFINATELY agree on stepping away from the computer. This is especially difficult if you have a home office, especially where it is THE office. Getting outside for a run, or heading to the gym and walking back are definate musts. Fresh air is great for the soul and the body!

Check out my blog on this here: 19 New Year Resolutions for Successful Entrepreneurs (http://www.fyini.com/pages/viewstory.asp?itemID=388&blog=1).

RUTISO February 3, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Thanks for this inspirational text. I’ll survive the 95% ;) Never the less, if you made the step to freelancing you also have to cope with “no work”. For me that’s the hardest thing.

liz February 3, 2009 at 5:47 pm

nice tips.

Matt February 4, 2009 at 12:18 am

@ Hein Maas

Good for you, getting out and running before work. That is certainly an excellent habit, and I’m sure it helps!

@ Michael Wilson

Procrastinating usually is a bummer. I think stepping away from the XBox could help!

Tom Ross February 4, 2009 at 12:29 am

Great post, really detailed. To be honest it’s just what I needed to read, as I need to kick myself into gear and improve my general lifestyle. Can’t be working myself too hard :)

Consider this stumbled!

Angelo February 4, 2009 at 2:46 am

mmm procrastination is my biggest thing…theres to much distractions on the internet for me, and yet my job is on the internet. I exercise A LOT(5 days a week), plus surfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter when ! can, so healthiness is covered! :)

hmm coffee or tea? I would have to say tea, but only because im very VERY picky about my coffee (it HAS to come from these guys http://www.cafebritt.com/index.cfm?siteID=FkddaciIFmA-hjovIMeZ8J9eZbXEw6IqpQ)

anyway i shall work on the procrastination thing

Yordan February 6, 2009 at 5:54 am

Freat post, with usefull tips
personally I think coffee in the morning and tea to finish ;)

Rune Braathen February 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm

No list of things to become a happy frelancer is complete without this particular rule: get out of bed early. The early riser never fails to be ahead of the game.

Armed with this knowledge and a cup of coffee, freelance happiness is just a couple of sips away. :)

Yolanda February 8, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Great article. I’m a bit hesitant about becoming a freelancer but this article is helping me make an important decision in moving forward as a designer.

Jordan Hall February 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

Great article, I agree with stepping away from the computer certainly!

Also, Tea beats coffee everytime!

Marcus February 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Very interesting post, as are some of your other posts. I have bookmarked your great site for future visits.

Matt February 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

@Yordan

Coffee in the morning and tea at night seems to be very popular.

@Jordan Hall

Way to be! Tea over coffee.

Leanne Boyd February 10, 2009 at 2:33 am

Hi Matt… wonderful article. I did a short review on my blog, as I thought your advice in the Guide was very good. I’m glad I discovered you :-) … signed up for Behance and found you in their Tips section. We disagree about coffee, at least for a broad sweep out the door ;-) but overall, this Guide is very good and I wanted my readers to add this to their Freelance arsenal. If you find time, please visit my blog! http://www.1webdiva.com/blog/

funkyboy February 11, 2009 at 5:59 am

Many thanks for the tips. Very useful. My resolution is to go to the placework by bike every day since the beginning of the spring.

Jeremy Buff February 17, 2009 at 6:26 am

Great tips. Although some of them may seem “obvious”, I think far too many web designers choose to ignore many of these tips.

I can tell you first hand, it really does help to go outside!

Nicole February 21, 2009 at 10:39 am

Great article!

Personally, I hate coffee and I prefer to drink tea when freelancing. My routine to focus is to drink tea or take a shower before hand; it helps me relax and have concentration on what I’m doing.

ruth e belasco February 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Not only are your tips good, they are very well organized and presented. This bit might be a big help to me and to the guys I’ll share them with. Procrastination has been my monster.monster.

Karl Sutt February 26, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Thank you so much for this post. As I’m starting out as a freelancer it is a truly great and inspiring article for a guy like myself. Enjoyed reading it.
Thanks again!

Ryan McCarthy April 22, 2009 at 10:12 am

I enjoyed the read. I am new to the freelance gig and have found myself doing most of these things out of habit. Most will keep you sane and help with your level of productivity. I really find that freedom is the greatest part of being a freelancer. I find exercise to be a very helpful way to connect my morning and afternoon. A good trail run gets me back in the game..

Thanks for the insight!

Gaurav_M May 16, 2009 at 7:41 am

computer and technology had infected us. Its really very hard to control the things if you can put a control on your sense you have win the world and yourself too..but its hard..

saurabh shah July 12, 2009 at 2:39 pm

nice article .. it will be helpful to me too … thnx for sharing the nice article.

Luke July 23, 2009 at 5:12 am

Great article. I think organising yourself, especially by setting up solid business systems, is really important for freelancers.

karyn Servin August 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I especially like the bit about 95% failure to 5% success. Some days it really feels that way. Then you hit that home run and you feel great, ready for the next round.

Eileen Ludwig April 10, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Great points – getting away from the computer is one I am working on – I get so distracted and put off eating and socialization with real people – thanks for the great points

Eileen

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Niko_K Student Aug 23, 12, 11:03AM | #2
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Thanks for warning, Picky.
cybermediaboy Oct 16, 12, 04:12AM | #3
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Picky

Hello Picky,

In case you ever come back to check the replies to your post… it’s a real shame for me to read this. Sorry.
Sometimes the writers (especially new ones) just take the orders without checking if they really have the access to the sources required to complete the paper. From next month on we will require a scanned title page of the book or publication from them, before we confirm we can do the order or assign the writer.

Hopefully, you will be the last person to run into such situation.

Sorry that you haven’t posted your order number, and I can’t check the situation further.
PLease mind that should you consider giving us yet another chance – you have a right to order 24 pages absolutely free from us, just contact the support officers and show them this post.

You are also eligible to use progressive delivery feature – that let’s you receive and check part of your paper early – free of charge.

Best regards,
Eugene
Director of the company
editor75 Edited by: editor75 Oct 16, 12, 07:26AM | #4
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cybermediaboy:
PLease mind that should you consider giving us yet another chance

this from the scumbags who invented a “plagiarism detector” that steals the papers it’s supposed to be “scanning.” they are not here to help you.

customers and writers: if you see , or Academic Experts associated with anything, take note: these people are gangsters, and they will take your money.
cybermediaboy Oct 16, 12, 07:34AM | #5
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does not have anything to do with us last 3 years already. Originally it was our plagiarism detection engine, but later the guy who developed it left the company and settled his own business apart from us.
cybermediaboy Oct 16, 12, 07:36AM | #6
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And I doubt it steals any papers. As far as I know they don’t have any database of prewritten papers, so no point in stealing anything. Do you have any evidence?
cybermediaboy Oct 16, 12, 07:42AM | #7
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Pointless discussion again. Sorry. I completely forgot that figting windmills is a waste of time. People just tend to judge things they have no idea about. I better get back to work.
editor75 Edited by: editor75 Oct 16, 12, 03:41PM | #8
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it’s always good to see a scumbag thief get angry and start throwing out red herrings. tilting at windmills is one thing, but karma is truly a *****. cheers.
cybermediaboy Edited by: cybermediaboy Oct 17, 12, 03:58AM | #9
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I’m not a thief and I know that, neither we are scammers, and I am perfectly aware of that too, editor75, I think you have some problem with me which I can’t understand, can you explain, what is it?

Have you been fired from or what? Just interesting, what makes people mad of us…
cybermediaboy Oct 17, 12, 04:04AM | #10
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Or you really believe we run m and steal papers from people who use it?
JohnsMom Oct 17, 12, 12:36PM | #11
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You’re withCorp? Isn’t that the company that’s trying to rip off this forum as we speak?
cybermediaboy Edited by: cybermediaboy Oct 18, 12, 03:23AM | #12
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If I wanted to do something bad to this forum, I would shut it down completely and erase all backups 2 years ago when an acquaintance of mine offered me full root admin access to the server where this forum is hosted.

What you refer to is a mistake someone from seo department did, we have taken the copy of the site down already. No harm was meant neither caused. This forum is very useful.
Major Oct 18, 12, 09:46AM | #13
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cybermediaboy:
I would shut it down completely and erase all backups 2 years ago when an acquaintance of mine

That only proves you hang out with criminals. If you check the link from the scam thread, the illegal site is still up and running.
JohnsMom Oct 18, 12, 11:15AM | #14
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So…someone from your company mistakenly copied someone else’s website without meaning to cause harm? It’s outright theft, which tends to be pretty harmful (and illegal).
editor75 Oct 18, 12, 01:13PM | #15
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in Kiev, I don’t think the law has quite caught up with money yet. but I guess you could make that argument about anywhere, more or less.
ProfessorVerb Oct 23, 12, 07:44AM | #16
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editor75:
I don’t think the law has quite caught up with money yet.

That’s a nice turn of a phrase — I’m going to steal it.
editor75 Oct 23, 12, 07:49AM | #17
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just don’t borrow it.

10% off – expires: Never
are fraudsters stay away from them let the whole world know

bigboy4eva Sep 8, 09, 03:38AM | #1
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f***ing fraudster they never deliver what u want and they always have some stupid rules to protect them; they are all fraudster do not deal with them anyone who doesn’t want to get ripped off stay away from www. they miss deadlines and provide u something completley irrelavant to the subject u have selcted for research they provide links to references that do not exsist and give statistics on the wrong business areas; all who think that are fraudsters should join me for a fight against them and take them down i will post to anyone all the interaction notes and documents they sent me which even a 5 year old could writer better; they are all fraudsters and trick u into accepting the final version but when u review it carefully u find it doesn’t make sense. they do not mind revising cause they will keep on sending the same crap over and over agian until the deadline passes and then they will refuse to refund u and offer you a stupid15% discount (hahah no one is that stupid). Please i warn everone out there stay away from h. its better u score a low grade than deal with these fraudster that u will pay ur hard earned cash and u will still fail and get caught for plagarism. Do not deal with the biggest fraudsters online ” please pass this message around they are the worst to deal will and will never deliver; i am only sharing my experience and for 6 months they failed to deliver what i asked for no matter how many times i wrote it down in simple ABC english; if you care about your work and want to get a good grade stay away from these communist F**kers; i will share information with whoever wishes to see what sort of nonsense low quality work being offered by the mobs.
Cassandra Sep 8, 09, 10:38AM | #2
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I had the same problem on the other end. I was a writer for them and they kept me from communicating with the customer who needed assistance quickly. Don’t get ripped off. Know who your writer is.
pheelyks Sep 8, 09, 04:42PM | #3

Post the paper here, bigboy. It should be a fun read.
WritersBeware Sep 8, 09, 05:07PM | #4

pheelyks:
Post the paper here, bigboy. It should be a fun read.

Dito!

Run far when you see

Picky Student Jan 17, 12, 12:26PM | #1
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Well much of what I have has been said but I will add on a little more. The comany in question is . I was introduced to this by a good friend as he though I was sinking with exam preparation. He recomened the company above that they would do some good work for me while >I concentrated to the more specialised parts. I contacted tham and asked whether the could fulfill the requests I had. One of those to have text book where extensions of the questions were. In just seconds they wrote back giving me assurance that they have all it take to do the work. I now asked them how payements to be conduct which they quickly helped me with. I paid and up loaded the work to be done. I really was impressed by the way things moved fast in here. A few seconds after payment was done, I recieved a message that a write had been assigned my work, this was nothing but good news again. Five minutes later one person from customer support asked me to upload the extensions of the questions. Now this is the very guy who assured me that they would have the text book. He had a name Rob. I wrote back to him telling him what he had promised me and this time I copied and pasted his own mail. He apologised and said they would get the book. Now there was total silence around. I wrote to the writer to find out if he was doing something. He never replied, well I thought he now was so busy. 8 hours before dead line he write asking for an extension. Support writes too asking for the same but none is giving a reason why an extension is needed. When I asked why, I got one of those classic answers, well I could not get the book from any library. Now comparing my home country, I wondered how USA could be this poor to fail to have this book in one of those Libraries. Well I gave in 24hrs. 30 minutes before deadlines the writer send a message expressing how sorry he was for failure to get finished, but promised to send part of the work to me. Before I even responded the work was up and the support service had named this “completed” I wrote to them asking what the meaning of the word completed was in this case, they excused with some silly excuse again. They now ask me to look into it and either approave or ask for a revision. when I looked at the work, I got a shock of how low the the standard was. Beside the fact that I had paid for over twenty pages didnt matter, I only recieved nine pages and nothing but low grade work. I asked these people to refund my money but asked if I had 24 hrs more then they would assign a new writer. I now had one day and half to hand in this work, well I said if this 24 hours is enough then I will use the remaining half day to prepare and hand in. I wrote in and asked this to be the last chance. I got Robs word and he even gave me the number of the new writer. 8 hrs later the writer asks for more information but this was solved again with that good for nothing support man “Rob”. I scanned a few pages and send them in. There was no responce on this. Two hrs to dead line, Support(Zoey) writes accusing me for being late with the deliveries and that this meant a new extension. I now told him that this was enough. He said I had options, either to extend or to ask for a refund. I decided to go for a refund. He directed me on how to do it. On trying to access that place on the site, they had now removed the refund button. I wrote again but no reply came from him. Now some new girl answer directing me in the same place. The button wasnt there. Now I was getting, as it was time to hand in but I was busy fighting for my money and planning re-exam. After an hour I get a message that my work had been upload when I looked at the work it was the first piece of crap and no change same nuber of words,, just same everything. I rejected it and wrote back. Now they send a new piece of the same work with a button refund. When I pressed it, I got two options reject the work and ask for for money without work or reject the work, ask for money and take the work. I chose the first because it was very minor standard which I could not even hand or two it was also beyond dead line.
As soon as I pressed refund an automatic message came in that according to their policy I had to make the same piece of work and hand in to them in seven day or else I dont get arefund. When I asked why this was to make sure I didnt use their writers work. I found thie silly coz I imagined a company that had fail to meet a deadline fourt imes now was bust setting deadlines up for me. When I wrote to them asking about this some girl Bella said she would comment on that before the manager get into the case . Remember time was running for the work I had to hand in to them

DEAR FELLOW STUDEND RUN AS FAR AS YOU CAN GET AWAY FROM THESE COMPANIES THEY ARE UP TO NOTHING BUT SCAM yOU GOT THE SITE AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS TO THIS COMPANY for you safety here you go

Niko_K Student Aug 23, 12, 11:03AM | #2
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Thanks for warning, Picky.
cybermediaboy Oct 16, 12, 04:12AM | #3
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Picky

Hello Picky,

In case you ever come back to check the replies to your post… it’s a real shame for me to read this. Sorry.
Sometimes the writers (especially new ones) just take the orders without checking if they really have the access to the sources required to complete the paper. From next month on we will require a scanned title page of the book or publication from them, before we confirm we can do the order or assign the writer.

Hopefully, you will be the last person to run into such situation.

Sorry that you haven’t posted your order number, and I can’t check the situation further.
PLease mind that should you consider giving us yet another chance – you have a right to order 24 pages absolutely free from us, just contact the support officers and show them this post.

You are also eligible to use progressive delivery feature – that let’s you receive and check part of your paper early – free of charge.

Best regards,
Eugene
Director of the company
editor75 Edited by: editor75 Oct 16, 12, 07:26AM | #4
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cybermediaboy:
PLease mind that should you consider giving us yet another chance

this from the scumbags who invented a “plagiarism detector” that steals the papers it’s supposed to be “scanning.” they are not here to help you.

customers and writers: if you see , plagiarismdetect.com, or Academic Experts associated with anything, take note: these people are gangsters, and they will take your money.
cybermediaboy Oct 16, 12, 07:34AM | #5
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does not have anything to do with us last 3 years already. Originally it was our plagiarism detection engine, but later the guy who developed it left the company and settled his own business apart from us.
cybermediaboy Oct 16, 12, 07:36AM | #6
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And I doubt it steals any papers. As far as I know they don’t have any database of prewritten papers, so no point in stealing anything. Do you have any evidence?
cybermediaboy Oct 16, 12, 07:42AM | #7
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Pointless discussion again. Sorry. I completely forgot that figting windmills is a waste of time. People just tend to judge things they have no idea about. I better get back to work.
editor75 Edited by: editor75 Oct 16, 12, 03:41PM | #8
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it’s always good to see a scumbag thief get angry and start throwing out red herrings. tilting at windmills is one thing, but karma is truly a *****. cheers.
cybermediaboy Edited by: cybermediaboy Oct 17, 12, 03:58AM | #9
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I’m not a thief and I know that, neither we are scammers, and I am perfectly aware of that too, editor75, I think you have some problem with me which I can’t understand, can you explain, what is it?

Have you been fired from or what? Just interesting, what makes people mad of us…
cybermediaboy Oct 17, 12, 04:04AM | #10
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Or you really believe we run and steal papers from people who use it?
JohnsMom Oct 17, 12, 12:36PM | #11
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You’re with Isn’t that the company that’s trying to rip off this forum as we speak?
cybermediaboy Edited by: cybermediaboy Oct 18, 12, 03:23AM | #12
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If I wanted to do something bad to this forum, I would shut it down completely and erase all backups 2 years ago when an acquaintance of mine offered me full root admin access to the server where this forum is hosted.

What you refer to is a mistake someone from seo department did, we have taken the copy of the site down already. No harm was meant neither caused. This forum is very useful.
Major Oct 18, 12, 09:46AM | #13
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cybermediaboy:
I would shut it down completely and erase all backups 2 years ago when an acquaintance of mine

That only proves you hang out with criminals. If you check the link from the / scam thread, the illegal site is still up and running.
JohnsMom Oct 18, 12, 11:15AM | #14
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So…someone from your company mistakenly copied someone else’s website without meaning to cause harm? It’s outright theft, which tends to be pretty harmful (and illegal).
editor75 Oct 18, 12, 01:13PM | #15
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in Kiev, I don’t think the law has quite caught up with money yet. but I guess you could make that argument about anywhere, more or less.
ProfessorVerb Oct 23, 12, 07:44AM | #16
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editor75:
I don’t think the law has quite caught up with money yet.

That’s a nice turn of a phrase — I’m going to steal it.
editor75 Oct 23, 12, 07:49AM | #17
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just don’t borrow it.

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