I had the weirdest idea in the Universe, to get involved in the Freelancing community and to do some work, as a writer.
Including all the other varieties as a Content writer, Copy-writer, Ghostwriter, you name it, I did it.
Some sites I have floated through are a complete scam, some are worthy of mentioning, and some had left me with back ache from sitting for hours in front of the computer screen and writing and writing..with no results or paid money as well.
Of course, I have done a lot of writing jobs.
The experience had been great with some people I have met as employers, and they are such wonderful persons that I would likely go out and have some coffee with them and chat like friends.
But, there are examples of complete human …no human, excuse me, animal behaviour there, also.
Blackmailing, scammers, frauds, a list incomplete because I cannot find the words how to describe those non-human non-ethic and non-professional entities.
At some moments I felt like a trapped animal with no way out.
And after a long negotiations, harsh words used as well, from both sides, I closed the page with the question mark above my head and feeling little, naive and stupid to the bone.
Eleven hours of the full work wasted, no money paid, and feedback that this entity provided on my work ruined my reputation right to the botttom!
And all of that happened, because I just refused to be treated like a slave!
There you go Freelancing community!
If you are trying to be a writer-freelancer, never ever think about anyone except of yourself, no matter what they offer or if they even blackmail you.
Keep your dignity, stand for yourself and fight back if necessary!
I learned it in a very hard way, but at least I’ve learned my lesson well.