Please help me with Odesk...
January 21, 2013 12:37am CST
I just signed in and wants to learn tips and some opinions from all of you here who has been there. Thanks and God bless fellow lotters..
28 Jan 13
Odesk is a great freelancing site to start your career in online freelancing. Before applying on some job postings on Odesk, you should build up your Odesk profile so that you can do make a good impression over your employer. Write down all information about your skills and expertise, educational attainment, working experiences, and some work samples. It’s also a good way to participate on Odesk readiness tests and skills examination, the more tests you participated; the more your employer can rate you on how you can be able to cope up with their project workload. Lastly, write a good cover letter, this is a good way to put impression on your employer, the more detailed, the better.
10 Feb 13
Well,i just have been around an year in Odesk.Bbut then it has been a good year for me in odesk so far as far as my online earnings are concerned.One of my suggestions would be to complete relevant tests in odesk and score well in the ones that will help in your job.And then keep your profile updated and completed.Update with all your achievements and things.This surely helps for new customers.Also in case your are not sure of what all things are needed in your profile and things to be updated, check for fellow applicants or odesk users.You can get some of their profiles while bidding for some of the projects.From those you will be able to get a picture of your fellow competitors and adjust the things.Next bid for the amount you feel comfortable to work on odesk.Do not bid on projects whose employers does not have payment verified.When working on fixed term project, make sure you are confident on working with them without an upfront payment.You need to be cautious of both employer and the work you do.These are some of the things i have learnt from my odesk experience.Wishing you all the success in Odesk.Thanks!
21 Jan 13
Complete your profile. Upload portfolios of your work. Pass several tests that will support your resume. NEVER COPY PASTE ON ANYTHING! even on your cover letters. I started bidding at a low rate but as time goes by, I found out that there are several clients who are willing to pay for a quality work. It's ok to start low but not so low. Once you get hired, always be on time and always produce work without delays. Landing the first job is the hardest but once you find a client that likes your work, you will never be unemployed again. Goodluck!