I have been in the online sector for quite a long time, and I would like to offer my own perception on how freelancing sites have evolved over a period of time.
There were few good sites such as helium.com and Triond.com only for the writers. I remember freelancers were earning good then. Helium would run contests every week, and there would be attractive cash prices for the right freelancer.
Those sites and few others were only for freelance writers. The arrival of Fiverr actually changed all that, simply because with Fiverr, the opportunities to take advantage were equal for both the freelancers and the recruiters. It is not just about writing or translation; you can basically have any online job done for yourself. Though, helium also had a good number of advertisers base who were looking for writers, but Fiverr have a huge base of recruiters and freelancers on every field. (more…)