A review of studentlance.com

A student lance review

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This is my review of StudentLance.com, an online market place where students and tutors meet. The concept is very similar to online market places where services are sold. Don’t feel like reading my entire review, here’s the basic gist: It’s like every other online homework solving site when it works. It’s quite buggy and from testing out the site went down quite a bit but when it works its a decent site but nothing that makes it really stand out. Still recommend schoolsolver.com over it but not by much.

For those who don’t know how these sites work basically, a student will post a question or a problem that he wants to get solved. Any tutor who can solve this inquiry will post a solution. This is not the actual solution to the problem but a quotation of how much the tutorial services cost. A student can post requests in many fields of expertise such as Humanities, Economics, Law, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and much more.

Website Interface

The website interface is very straightforward. The requests from students are found in one page and solutions are found in another. The problem is that the Request page is not working. You can click or tap on it a thousand times until your fingers are sore and it will not budge.

The Solutions page works and here you will find poorly written titles of solution offered by who are supposedly tutors! If you click on the detail of the solution, you would be horrified to find out that it is empty! It does not even specify if the $15 rate is per hour or for the entire project.

The website has no FAQs and generally, it feels empty. It is like as if an amateur blogger put this site up in a poor attempt to capitalize on the popularity of online service market places.

Fees

The fees are not that bad. Although it is free register and post, Student Lance charges 15% from the tutor for every successful sale. Though the rate is acceptable, what you do not realize is that they will charge you a total of 25% for every purchase afterward. And their reasoning? They said they will charge you 25% because they will keep your solution posted on the site, therefore exposing you to more students who need your tutorial services!

I firmly believe that students should not bear the weights of transaction fees which kinda disappoints me that Student Lance charges $0.70 from the student if he deposits less than $10 in his account. This means that the buyer now has a lower purchasing power than the actual money he deposited. One odd thing though is that Student Lance charges $3 for every withdrawal made! So the seller gets 25% and then he has to pay an extra $3 for withdrawal. For a $10 transaction, the seller only takes home $4.5!

That’s assuming that you dont take an early withdrawal, but if you do that, you will be charged an extra 3%!

Asking a Question

The interface for asking a question was all right, seemed to work but the funny part that I found was pretty much all the tutors wanted to be paid outside of the site. Though with this site I really had no problem with that as there doesn’t seem to be any sort of refund policy so whether you pay on the site or off there is no protection. For my review of student lance I thought it best though to keep it on the site.

Quality of Answer

I posted the same sort of question that I post on all the other sites, an english essay (1.5 pages double spaced) and a complex math homework assignment. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the english essay  though the math homework did have some errors.  Overall I can’t say the quality was that bad and that was a pleasant suprise.

Conclusion

As a user who needs some questions answered this site was a diamond in the rough. While I cant say it was the best site to pay someone to do your homework (I still reserve that for School Solver in terms of overall quality) I’d say that this site would probably be my second choice. I’ll still have to see how it holds up when I review it being a tutor.

A review of being a Tutor on homeworkmarket.com

To see my review of homework market as a student check out my previous post linked here

For those who don’t know Homeworkmarket.com is one of the many online essay mills/homework answering sites that a freelance writer could choose to work for. Unfortunately, though such websites might lure in many struggling writers with the premise of earning easy money in return for writing a few papers, the reality is that those promises often end up becoming nothing more than empty words. Therefore, if you are an aspiring writer who is looking to build your career while earning within the comfort of your own home, it is best if you think twice before you apply for such writing websites. Here’s why.

1. You will become a slave to your client’s whims.

Though homeworkmarket.com might provide online tutors with the option to pick their own clients and working schedules, it is possible that when you agree to do someones homework they might start asking you for changes or a sooner deadline. Also, since you are obligated to supply your clients with unlimited revisions, you will most likely need to work for days on end until they are fully satisfied. Unfortunately, these revision requests will not bring in any added income so all your hard work and simply a way to satisfy a clients needs. Failing to do so will result in negative feedback or a rating on your profile which can be catastrophic for getting more work.

2. You are not entitled to copyright protection.

Though you will need to do all of the research and actual writing on your own, the website will typically claim all of the rights to your finished work. However, since you are writing for the benefit of your clients, the subjects and concepts that you tackle might not be of immediate interest. Regardless, it is still recommended that you take care not to put too much of yourself out there since you will not be able to stake any claim on your written works in the future.

3. Hard to get a footing in as a new tutor

Unfortunately, as mentioned above, rating and feedback are key to getting people to agree for them to do your homework. With the system in place at homework market the early adopters and first users are the ones with most feedback and ratings thus they are almost always going to be selected to do the assignments over you who has no ratings or feedback. This gives rise to the scenario where you can apply to do hundreds of questions with literally no chance of being selected to do the homework/assignment/essay.

4. You will not earn any professional writing credit.

Unfortunately, essay mills such as homeworkmarket.com are widely touted as unethical online businesses. Also, though the website might claim that they have a roster of professional writers working behind the scenes, the website possibly applies much less stringent requirements on its many applicants. This means that many of the other tutors that you could end up working with or competing against are actually non-native English speakers who are simply desperate to earn the next dime. Since such writers are likely not above plagiarizing other people’s works, having them as your colleagues will not likely benefit your writing credits or resumé.

 

How does homework market work? And a classification of sites where you can get your homework done for you

Before reading my review about homework market here, some of you might be interested in knowing more about the different sites for homework help and how they work.

Marketplace sites:

– Homework market and other sites similar to it are marketplace sites where users and tutors are connected together and you have the option of choosing who you work with and how much you pay, the due date, etc .Usually you can both ask and answer questions and get paid through paypal or other forms of payment.
School Solver  – This is my favorite site and the one I recommend most for both asking questions and making money answering homework questions

Homework Market – Definitely do not recommend this one. You can find my review linked at the top of this post

Chegg QandA – This site might be useful to some people but is really only good for short answers

Study Acer – You can find my review of this site on the left side. All right site but not that much better than the others.

Service Sites:

– Service sites are websites where you just submit your homework and somebody does it. You have no control over the quality or who does it but to be fair it is a little bit less of a hassle. If your looking to make money I highly recommend that you AVOID these sites.

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Study Acer Review – 2015

This is my review of studyacer.com from the viewpoint of a student

Study Acer is a rising competitor in the scene of getting your homework done for you. In this review I’ll look over some of its features so how simple it was to get my question answered and whether the quality is any good. Look to the bottom for my conclusion. SPOILER ALERT: It’s all right but there are better alternatives.

 

From a quick look at the site it can be seen that its overall design and quality are definitely not the top notch but not nearly as bad as homework market. The general mechanics to use the site seem simple enough though I will say that submitting the tutorial ( a question and answer at the same time) were quite confusing.

Nevertheless, I quickly was able to post my question and unlike homework market I was not bombarded with awful english speaking indians or africans. After my experience with previous sites I was more prepared for this but this was a pleasant suprise. I will give an appropriate shoutout to School Solver and Homework market for having more quality tutors than study acer.

After receiving several more applicants I decided on one who seemed to have the best english and the most reviews. My question also had a deadline of 24 hours and they said they would get in done in 12. 48 hours later I still had absolutely nothing. A quick message later finally got them to post the answer. Thankfully the fee’s were less outrageous than homework market and I was able to get my answer.

The answer that I received was allright however it was not entirely complete. Of course I asked for a refund and after much haggling and nearly a week I did get a refund (minus the fees of course :/). EDIT: After looking back it was only a couple of days. Asking around though it looks like study acer only gives refunds to US based users.

 

Ease of use: 8/10

Quality: 2/10

Speed: 3/10

As a quick comparison to my favorite homework solving site:

Fees: They charge .50$ for depositing any money into your account. School Solver charges none.

Anonymity: studyacer.com does not let you post private questions.

Refunds: School Solver guarantees that any homework answers posted are correct! Studyacer makes you give a bad rating to a tutor first after buying the answer and then maybe they’ll check into it to see if you should get a refund.

Tutor Quality: Studyacer gives the appearance of having a high amount of good tutors who have good ratings but really this comes from the fact that many of these tutors have preanswered tutorials that they post. Try getting actual help and you’ll soon learn the real truth. School Solver seems to suffer a little bit from the same scenario.

Payment method: Currently studyacer only allows paypal, while school solver allows both paypal and bitcoin

Conclusion: Once again I was disappointed by the quality of a homework solving site and recommend using something like School Solver instead. Unlike homework market which seemed to be ok for math answers I would overall avoid this site as the quality of the tutors just seemed to be decent but not the best.

An addendum to my homework market review

A quick google search for complaints for homework market just shows how accurate my review was.

 

http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.homeworkmarket.com

 

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/homeworkmarketcom-fradulent-quotteachersquot-c733320.html

 

EDIT: One thing I also noticed was that after a couple months my answer was gone. I just logged into my account and I can’t find the answer that I bought to my question. Sigh, just more disappointment.

Homework Market Review – 2015

This is my review of being a person who needs help with a question on homeworkmarket.com

Homeworkmarket.com is a service similar to most other homework solving services out there. You post a question and then you get an answer. Sometimes you have to pay up front (almost always) but when you do, your almost always guaranteed to get an answer. Here is my review on the site. For a quick summary scroll to the bottom. SPOILER ALERT: What an awful website.

Ease of Use –

Despite looking like an awful website and the constant coding errors that appear at the top and the awful spam you get from tutors begging to help you the website is decent to use. You simply go to the site and click ask a question. From there you can post your question and then people will respond. Unfortunately after that stuff goes down hill as you are bombarded with indians and africans begging to you to accept their answer. Frankly its embarrassing and annoying. As I was writing this homework market review I realized that maybe one of these guys could answer one of my question but it turns out they first message you saying that they can help you and then when they want your help, you get no response whatsoever.

 

Quality – As I mentioned earlier the site looks quite crappy and does not seem to work that well but in reality when all you care about is your question getting answered you don’t care about any of that. All you really care about is your question getting answered. And boy will you get a shitty answer. If you ask a math question your set just because math is such a universal language but other than that forget about it. Your going to get some sort of shitty mashed together essay that is written in broken english. Theres no way in hell it would be worth your money to spend an answer on here. Your much better off using other services.

 

Refunds – Good luck trying to get a refund after you’ve purchased an answer. Basically unless you’ve bought a blank question there’s no way you’ll be able to get your money back. The admins there must be from africa or somewhere as well just because they cannot realize the quality (or lack thereof) of these essays that I have purchased.

 

Fees – They really like to screw over the question author making you pay the paypal fee’s and such.

Overall Score – 2/10

Tl;dr

Homeworkmarket.com is a SCAM where you will get crap answers and crap responses from the administration. No site is perfect but I would stick to something like schoolsolver.com so that the administration can get involved even if your answer is bad. I’ll review homework market again as a tutor and hopefully my experience will be better.

 

Edit: Bored and looking to chat with someone? Try typing in “I need help in public chat” and watch the messages come spamming in.