Today Writing Frump reminded us of one of the most important reasons for our freelance writing community: to band together and keep each other informed.
Since posting a short exposé on GigCrib, she has been getting many comments from her readers, but she is also worried about how many others have been taken in by GigCrib's fake ads. She has therefore implored the rest of us to post about it and help spread the word about GigCrib.
GigCrib appears to be an affiliate of GoFreelance, a company I have blogged about several times before:
1. The very first post about Freelance Work Exchange's possible scam
2. A rant about FWE's habit of spamming the job boards
3. An announcement about FWE changing their name to GoFreelance
4. An email from Rob Palmer about my blog posts and some information on GigCrib.com
5. New information about a potential GoFreelance.com scam
6. Rob Palmer's failure to keep his word
7. GoFreelance's new policy of stealing resumes
My posts regarding Freelance Work Exchange and GoFreelance.com still attract a lot of search engine traffic, and I am still getting many emails and comments from people sharing their stories or just thanking me for posting these warnings. In fact, I just received two emails this weekend, so Writing Frump's request came at an opportune time.
I advise all freelance writers to stay far, far away from Freelance Work Exchange, GoFreelance.com, and GigCrib.com. Not only is it completely unnecessary to pay membership fees in order to find work, these sites are also potential scams that typically make it next to impossible for you to cancel your membership!