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Agreed... they are a complete waste of time. "You have to plow your own field" as they used to say.

Thx for the comment, D. In the end, these contest sites would be far more difficult to use to build a business, still there are some freelancers that choose this route because they are either so confused, afraid or repulsed by having to do sales.

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  • BASAS - Freelancer Getting Strung Up by Client
    A very small sample of the actual illustrations drawn for the Being a Starving Artist Sucks, and Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers book. The illustrations were done by: Matt Hein, Rich Arnold and Carlos Ponce - 3 outstanding designers.