4 comments

  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 11 months ago

    Terribly inaccurate. But this is also coming from a service that provides job "opportunities" sourced from Craigslist...

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    • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, 11 months ago

      What makes you say this is inaccurate? Are you talking about your personally experience or have you seen different data from a larger survey?

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      • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 11 months ago

        1 - This survey isn't large. It's from the apps customers...Also...200 people is barely enough to get a sample size big enough to reflect real-world data. 2 - This app sources jobs from many, many, many low paying, low-value sites like Craiglist, UpWork, etc. It's just a job board scraper + paywall. 3 - Any designer/developer making a comparable salary freelancing would also tell someone this data is problematic for the industry and leads potential clients to believe the work can be done inexpensively. 4 - My experience also proves this to be true.

        Another way to look at this. Would you trust a survey from Harvard Medical making absolutist claims about health outcomes from a survey of 200? I wouldn't. Which is also why I don't trust this.

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        • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, 11 months ago

          Most of what you're saying here is that there is good reason to believe the data from this survey might be inaccurate. What I'm really interested in is what makes you sure Folyo's survey is inaccurate. Kind of sounds like you're saying that from your personal experience plus maybe the people you know, but that's an even smaller sample size than 200. And as the survey shows, some people are charging higher prices, just not everyone. How do you know where your prices land in terms of what an average freelancer charges?

          Is there a larger/better survey about freelancer pricing that gives you confidence Folyo's is inaccurate? If you could link to it, I'd be interested in checking it out.

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