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/ 4 years ago /

 Article by Alex Ekong

Unpaid freelancers site incurs righteous anger from entire world

Ohoho, this one’s a doozy. So a new web community for freelancers called Freesist announced themselves to the world yersterday…

Revolution! Yeah! That all sounds fine and dandy. Until you see their selling point is, which is pretty much the polar opposite of revolution. Here’s what’s written in their Twitter bio:

“Freesist lets you find freelancers willing to work for free.”

Wait, what?! So essentially, this is a site for people to use to hire freelancers and not fairly compensate them for their hard work.

Naturally, this struck a chord with a lot of people who have mortgages, bills, ethics, souls etc. and they weren’t happy. Here are just some of many valid concerns they had about this idea.

We like this guy. Pay your writers, people!

The cheekiest part is… SOMEBODY ALREADY TRIED THIS ONCE.

She’s right you know.

Which makes this whole ‘revolution’ thing an interesting choice of language

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Not to mention it devalues everyone’s skills

It’s a fair question

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