I thought that digital freelance market like PeoplePerHour was bad – high volume of low paid gigs, but more importantly, the site takes up to 20% of your earnings, was bad.
Then there’s ClearVoice that promises medium range gigs but never delivers: unlike PPH, I never got one in half a year although some of the topics were very relevant.
But Contena takes the piss to the next level. They promise you gigs but only after you paid for subscription – a measly 6 Monthly Payments of $199. And most of the gigs are not that well paid, so “will work for subscription”.
What’s next, charging for using “freelancer (TM)” in your profile?