Why are rates for mobile developers on freelancer.com so low?

devcore

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What the heck is going on here? Are there any platforms for freelance iOS developers with rates that are not ridiculously low?
 

jakobpersson

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These platforms are a menace to freelancing and have been since forever. I recall trying freelancer dot com back in 2006 and quickly realized what a waste of time it was. These market sites essentially reduce talented individuals to commodities and pitch people in high-salary countries to those in third world countries. That isn't fair competition and the only winners are the buyers. The prices you see are the effects of a market which isn't benefitting you. My recommendation is to stay away and build your own brand and marketing platform. Make personal connections. Be a speaker, a writer and someone who offers valuable advice.