Poll: If you had the choice, when booking a service, which would you prefer?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 18:29
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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It depends on the service involved Apr 29, 2018

In general being a freelancer or a company is not my first criteria of choice (quality, price, proximity, convenience might be…).

 

Edith van der Have-Raats  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 19:29
Member (2016)
English to Dutch
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It definitely depends on the type of service ... Apr 29, 2018

I'd rather not have my electricity delivered by a freelancer (what if the next storm would blow their solar panels away or they are too tired to ride their stationary bike), but I always use translation/proofreading services of my fellow freelancers)

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 16:29
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Company May 1, 2018

In my country, you always look for a company, pay a bit more, and you're still not 100% sure you'll get what you paid for.

 

Min Kyu Kim
United States
Local time: 13:29
A freelancer Aug 9, 2018

I would definitely opt for a freelancer. I believe, a freelancer can mold work as per your ideas if required & quality work can be done in lesser amount.

 


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