Get Hired on oDesk

What is oDesk?

oDesk is a freelance site where your services can get paid by the hour or by fixed-price bids. A client (termed as buyer) get to post their job so that they can get a freelancer (termed as provider) to do that particular job. These are small contracted work where the client can handpick his freelancers or he can wait for active freelancers to apply to his job. oDesk offers jobs from data entry to writing as well as their initial job offerings in programming, graphics and web design jobs.

oDesk

Create a Profile

To begin with, one has to create a profile. That profile is a lot similar to a resume. A portfolio is also very helpful in proving one’s capability to finish a job. It took me a day to update my profile but once that it is done; I was appealing enough for some interested clients. I wrote some tips for the oDesk blog to help several oDesk freelancers on polishing their profiles to make their edge for the first job.

Measuring One’s Skills

Don’t forget the tests too! oDesk offers free tests that measure the skills capabilities. Programmers can get tests related to the programming skills; writers can also get tests that are related to writing. These tests are important, especially to those who do not have any oDesk work history and feedback to back up their profile. The oDesk Readiness Test (ORT) is a new test about the oDesk policies and procedures to make sure that freelancers are ready to apply and accept jobs in the marketplace (I have not encountered this test in the first place).

How Job Progress is Monitored

Hourly jobs are monitored using special software called oDesk team that needs to be downloaded and installed in the freelancer’s computer. That software logs in the time consumed, and captures a snapshot of the entire freelancer’s screen at regular intervals.

I adding a YouTube video here for you that clearly explains how oDesk works:

Get Paid

For the Philippine-based freelancers, almost all oDesk withdrawal methods are available to get the earnings here in the Philippines. I highly recommend using Payoneer and Paypal. US freelancers get to withdraw their earnings out of oDesk using ACH.

There are plenty of writing jobs that await bloggers in oDesk too! The banner below leads you to the oDesk site, and you can sign up for a FREE account now!

5 comments:

September 14, 2009 at 5:20 PM Dhemz said...

glad to be here..thanks for coming by....:)

September 16, 2009 at 2:39 AM muksin.com said...

hii.. good news.
i followed your site. pls follow back to my site.. thanks

September 20, 2009 at 7:00 AM tinkerputt said...

odesk is great. i have been working through odesk for almost a year and a half, and i was fortunate enough to get assignments.

September 23, 2009 at 7:02 PM Dhemz said...

came here to say hello..thanks for the visit.

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