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    If anyone is looking for freelance work besides upwork.com or fiverr.com; check out workmarket.com
    Just got a $65 gig to install some memory on a server rack at the local Chuck E Cheese..
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    Was the rack running out of memory?
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    Based on the instructions they gave. They gave step by step instructions with pictures.

    Looks like it is a new install and the RAM was never installed or is missing.
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    Since we are on it, are there any similar places where one can find higher level gigs that pay more for a proper skillset?
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    This freelance economy will be the demise of many areas or jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFORCE View Post
    This freelance economy will be the demise of many areas or jobs.
    Yeah, probably something like Uber/Lyft, removing a middleman (in our case in a form of MSP/MSSP with all the salesmen, accounting and management).

    Since the future is coming whether we want it or not we'd better prepare ourselves for it. Adjust to the environment or die.
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    It won't have much effect on infrastructure roles outside of technicians due to the length of time it takes to learn an environment and sensitive material. Development is a different story and freelance developers are common.

    If available, there's been a few instances where I would call up a SME when vendor support failed. The few times I've worked with SME consultants, it's led to no results and the employer would have saved money and time to have me resolve it, which I eventually did when it became priority. This could be an issue in freelancing where SME's really aren't experts but they'd be held accountable by not getting paid for no resolution.

    I'd also pay someone who likes to unrack and transport the products to a facility. Not my favorite thing and it would have saved money in the long run while giving someone an opportunity to earn money and experience. This would be a big positive in a freelance market as long as the pay is reasonable, say $30 per estimated hour for unracking. A full rack taking 2 people 2 hours = $120+mileage per rack. Unreasonable rates could be a big issue when people are desperate for money or experience, look at amazon turk, but it would be better than being unemployed.

    Regarding the OP task, Chuck E Cheese likely would have to fly in a technician to install memory which would have been $100's. While Daniel was paid well and gained some tech experience, while possibly gaining a reference for future employment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techfiend View Post
    Regarding the OP task, Chuck E Cheese likely would have to fly in a technician to install memory which would have been $100's. While Daniel was paid well and gained some tech experience, while possibly gaining a reference for future employment.
    This, much of the freelance work I do is stuff that seems like a lot of money for something simple, but as mentioned it would cost hundreds or more to fly someone in from corporate. Its win-win and it rarely requires a lot of skill or knowledge. You get on the line with the corporate tech support as soon as your on site and they walk you through most things. They just need a body at the site to push buttons and plug in wires.

    In my case it works out good by giving me a good income per assignment and allows me a lot of free time to build my own company where I do the more technical work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daneil3144 View Post
    If anyone is looking for freelance work besides upwork.com or fiverr.com; check out workmarket.com
    Just got a $65 gig to install some memory on a server rack at the local Chuck E Cheese..

    These jobs are good for a little extra money, but at the end of the day they don't pay the technician for their skills. I have seen these jobs posted often and the prices are very low. $50.00 to fix a computer. This is a flat rate

    $100 to setup a Network...bring your own cable.

    Often gas isn't reimbursed
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    Quote Originally Posted by techfiend View Post

    Regarding the OP task, Chuck E Cheese likely would have to fly in a technician to install memory which would have been $100's. While Daniel was paid well and gained some tech experience, while possibly gaining a reference for future employment.
    Shame I can't put the experience on my resume or linkedin :P

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkingStudent View Post
    These jobs are good for a little extra money, but at the end of the day they don't pay the technician for their skills. I have seen these jobs posted often and the prices are very low. $50.00 to fix a computer. This is a flat rate

    $100 to setup a Network...bring your own cable.

    Often gas isn't reimbursed
    Funny you should mention that. It's my first time using the site and I was talking to a few other techs, and I short changed myself. I found out later where I can bid higher than what they are hiring. It's probably the deciding factor of why they gave me the job not even 24 hours of me applying for it.
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    Wonder if these guys do the UK. Handy for some spare cash when bored.
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