I am getting downright depressed with trafficing through all of these crowdsourcing sites and competition sites such as these. I can't achieve anything. My designs are top quality and better than some top earners on these sites. But I haven't earned a single penny on any of them. I finally make it to oDesk. then I get my first client! I get so excited and happy! I've done all the work for the client, sent it off and they have ran off. they haven't paid me. So after all this searching for a client for months on end, I finally find one and they just dissapear. There must be an easier way. I have been trying for 6 months now.