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Get a Freelancer through oDesk

By on May 28, 2011 in Online Jobs | 1 comment

Freelancers in oDesk.com can do your projects, big or small. Thousand of freelance workers, referred as contractors in oDesk,  are applying to thousands of job postings. My husband and I have hired contractors in oDesk aside from getting work through it. You have two ways to pay your contractors or freelancers. Hourly or fixed rate projects. Whatever it is, you pay an oDesk fee that equates to 11.11% on top of what is being paid to the contractor. The general categories of jobs you can posts are: Web Development Software Development Networking & Information Systems Writing & Translation Administrative Support Design & Multimedia Customer Service Sales & Marketing Business Services How to Post a Freelance Job in oDesk Step 1: What you need to do when you post a job is find the appropriate category and sub category for it so that contractors with the right skills can find...

oDesk Review and Tips

By on May 28, 2011 in Internet Marketing, Online Jobs | 15 comments

In August, I will be two years in Odesk.  I joined the site while I was in the Philippines and it has been an on and off work for me by choice. I have accumulated 673 hours so far not including those non-hourly jobs I have accepted. I withdraw my oDesk payments weekly to be sent to my bank account or PayPal account. Here is the link to my profile so you can assess my work experience from oDesk yourself. Even my husband who is an SEO, more experienced than me, take consultancy jobs in oDesk. While my friend Joy has worked 876 hours since April of 2010. The way oDesk works is that employers will post jobs which can be paid hourly or fixed rate. Then contractors like us will apply to these jobs. oDesk will then get a little percentage for whatever is paid to you. Hourly jobs are tracked through a software and is more guaranteed, while fixed rate jobs don’t require a tracker but is...