You may have encountered bids that are not strictly fraudulent when you browse job offers on the Internet, because you do not have to worry about paying (the deposit is deposited with an intermediary server), but where the reward offered is totally inconsistent with what job you are asking for. Example of practice: Freelancer.com has appeared, and there are still types of offers: Write a XY book, sign it by the name that we designate, drop it off, and book the Amazon and Apple iBooks. Reward 100 USD.
This is, of course, entirely out of the question, and it would probably not be possible for anyone in Indonesia or the Philippines, where most of the extremely poorly paid online workers are currently coming from. And it's probably an unrealistic price for work in Africa.
Sometimes, however, the reward offered is extremely poor. It is lower than what we would expect, and it is more or less bad student rank (or worse still worse) than your current job. Does it make sense in this case to think about accepting the offer?
Certainly. The first thing you can do is negotiate the price and try to increase it. You may not succeed, but maybe so. Even if they can not agree on an attractive reward, they may even have some sense to accept the offer. When? If the contract brings you some more advantage than just the financial reward from the contracting authority. What benefits can it be:
The first advantage is already offered by the portals themselves to mediate online work. In most cases, they make it possible to evaluate work done in the past, and then to boast a good rating on a profile that is public. A good rating will help us get more, better paid offers.
We will use the results of our work for ourselves. It's hard to sell one done job twice, even if it can happen. But we can definitely use some intermediate results. Example: We were paid for writing student work for someone from the other side of the world. We will use the hardly written work for ourselves in our own studies, but if we really have to write a similar job, we can find resources for the money and think the whole topic thoroughly. Then it's almost unfortunate that we'll get just $ 30 in two days, saving two days of work on our own seminar. The same applies to programming, graphics, rates and other types of work.
Save for lessons and lessons. This is of course some exaggeration, but at the hour of aerobics, they all do the same thing, one of the participants talks to the microphone. And it's just getting paid for it, while others pay for it. By the same logic, you may not need to pay for extra English courses, you can practice your knowledge by translating for which you will additionally get paid. If you need something to learn and learn about a topic, try learning by doing, with "doing" doing something to get paid. It's not good for beginners, of course.
But otherwise it is universally applicable - do you need to learn the brochure? Write articles on the functioning of financial markets - there are plenty of such offers. Practice languages by translating, programming by programming,
Let yourself pay for your hobby. Maybe the price you get for that crocheted blanket is actually ridiculous when you're on an hourly basis. But if you love crochet and relax regularly after work, it's extra money for something you would do the same.
Once we have listed a few reasons why to do a lower price, then one warning. Even if one or more of these reasons apply to you, do not go too low with the price. The work is still worth it. If you offer or accept the price suspiciously low it will not act credibly. And even if you do not believe it now, then you will not be so pleased with the work if you do it for the alms.