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  • Writer's pictureSarah Bryce

Dangers of Hiring Overseas

Caution: Hiring over seas to SAVE money can COST more in hassles.

Saving money is something we all want to do in today's uncertain times.

Unfortunately however, cheaper does not guarantee quality.

....and large online companies have difficulty preventing scammers and unethical designers from making profiles.

Even if a freelance based company is big and has lots of great reviews, ANYONE can make a profile.....and there are dangers and disadvantages to doing business overseas and with folks we do NOT know and those pretending to be professionals.


Without reviews or background knowledge, history of your designer, you run a higher risk of being ripped off. If something goes wrong, there is an ocean between you and your employee, making it more difficult to resolve issues.

Time Zones.

Different time zones can slow down work. Email responses come back when you are sleeping. You don't receive them until the next day and again have to wait for the next exchange. Designers speaking a different language can cause struggles in communication and frustrate the design process producing more reworking, edits and of course, cost.

Quality is questionable.

While many talented freelancers may provide quality work, there is a risk of receiving subpar services from inexperienced or unprofessional sellers. Some sellers may exaggerate their skills, experience, or credentials.

Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement:

Users may encounter issues related to plagiarism or copyright infringement, especially when purchasing content, design, or other creative services. While their price may be lower, you may not be receiving a custom design tailored to meet your needs. There have been many instances where a company wanted to get their logo copyrighted, but they have found out the design was not original.


Bill W. ( from TrustPilot)

"I've been running a logo contest and got a bunch of design proposals from designers, which seemed promising at first. However, upon closer inspection, I found that nearly all the entries were just copied and pasted from stock websites like Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, essence, I've lost money on a design that's of such poor quality, I can't even consider using it."

Waste of time

Diana L. ( from TrustPilot)

"As a designer with 10+ experience in Graphic Design I could say that 90% designers aren't professionals, all they able to do is to steal original ideas from each other, and this is how they win the contests. 99 support team is doing nothing but answering that "it was in the brief, so your idea is not original blah-blah".


Scams and phishing schemes can catch even the most experienced online customers and freelancers. Designers who promise too much, have few reviews, or request payment outside the freelance platform. These companies say they have measures in place to detect and prevent scams, still fraudulent sellers still exist. It's important to exercise caution and due diligence.

Contact Sarah for more tips and help.


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