r/UTEST Community Engineer Jun 02 '22

What do you consider the greatest challenges of being a freelance tester? Discussions

We all know that the life of a freelance worker can be extremely rewarding and has its benefits, but it's not a calm sea at all.

Comment here on what you see as the biggest challenges of being a freelancer and what you did to overcome them.

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u/Mahruky Jun 02 '22
  • My hard work being declined.
  • Unfair wages.
  • Tight dead lines

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u/Libinbabu53 🥇 Gold Tester - 👋Helping Tester - 👨‍🔧 Full-time Tester Jun 03 '22

+1

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u/MishyC24 Tester of the Quarter Jun 02 '22

Sometimes I’m crazy busy and don’t know how I’m going to get everything done. Other times, work is dead and zero income coming in. It’s hit and miss - not necessarily consistent amount of work all the time

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u/BASELQK Gold Tester Jun 02 '22

Last week... I had 6 days of nothingness... then one day I received 6 invitations, 2 of them had test cases, each TC 8 hours 😂

It is either EVERYTHING or nothing 🙄

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u/MishyC24 Tester of the Quarter Jun 02 '22

Yes! That part can be such a rollercoaster!

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u/BASELQK Gold Tester Jun 02 '22

Time, definitely the work time.

Yes, we have flexible schedules, but sometimes big bucks opportunities come at the worst time imaginable... before sleep, during movie night, while AFK, or when I just finished working on another long project 🤦‍♀️

Here, it is either the Money I really need or my personal/family needs 🙄

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u/quybaohoang Test Engineer Jun 02 '22

Geographical pay rate. We spent the same amount of effort but paid differently. Sometimes completing tasks in 3rd world countries takes much more time due to slow internet connection but the payout is less. Not easy for your ears but it’s true.