I Got My 1st Job Notification from oDesk!

United States
May 19, 2012 11:52am CST
Since applying to my 1st job on oDesk in April, I applied to 2 more this (Tues. & Wed.)- mostly article writing of various kinds, one with a fixed price, the other one with an hourly price for longer than 2 months. I was checking my oDesk messages on Thurs., when I saw that I got my 1st notification from an oDesk client! I was surprised but didn't get to read the long response in detail because I had to get ready for a neighbor's party. I came back later that night & read the message. It was a fixed price & required to complete the tasks by next week. That wasn't a bad deal but I read on & discovered they wanted 4 or 5 articles written per day!! I know I can't do even 4 good articles a day, not even 2. So, I realized that I wouldn't be able to do it - my 1st notification, asking me to work for them. So, I was going to decline but it said if I'm not interested then "don't respond". I'm happy I got my 1st possible oDesk job from a client, but disapointed that I could not do it & had to not do it. I applied to 2 more jobs yesterday, making sure they're ones calling for long durations & hourly prices, something I can handle - more time to do research, write, edit & cite articles.
9 responses
• China
20 May 12
Oh, congratulation you are noticesd by the client on odesk, It is pitty you have not so much time ,yes ,maybe the client will reduce the quantity of task ,and you can do the job. I wish I can be employed by odesk and other online job company. I am housewife and begin my online job doing procedure . Do you have any experience in earning money on web, I will find job on odesk ,too. Do you have other,and how do you do on odesk. sliecethepie, review the song. Tuiar.com. It is the Chinese web to earn ,it is really good , and I take part in the beauty contest of the web. Add you as friend ,chat on some earning method. See you.
• United States
21 May 12
Thank you for your congratulations. I don't think the client will reduce the quantity for me. What I need is more time to do jobs. So, I just recently checked the boxes for the hourly jobs not the fixed priced jobs in my search. The duration is as low as 1 month. That would give me enough time to complete a job if needed. The fixed priced ones are too quick for me. I do have writing experience & making money on the web - I had 2 freelance writing jobs in 2009 and then 2010. I just started writing on myLot in February. That's the only paying "job" I have now. I have 2 volunteer jobs, with no pay, since 2009. So, I have had mostly alot of work within the past 3 years with little money, but alot of experience enough to fill up my resume. I will see you soon as an online friend. Thank you!
@squallming (1775)
• Malaysia
20 May 12
Whoa... that was some good news there. Having to finish 5 good article may not be that easy though. The length and topic of the article is another factor that needed to be considered. How much were they offering you anyway? Is this kind of a side income for you? Well, still hope that you can get the right one for you.
• United States
21 May 12
They were offering between $5 to $10 per article. This is the only job I applied for this year. I'm hoping to do this full time. I revised my preferences to search for only hourly jobs, not for the fixed priced jobs. They usually are too quick for me to do. I'm only after hourly jobs which the duration may be as low as a month. That I can handle. Thanks for your hopes.
@wongchoiyee (7446)
• Malaysia
19 May 12
Please be optimistic, maybe tomorrow the companies sending you email will be the easy job and you can do it, I am sure you can make some enough money on odesk. Don't give up!
• United States
21 May 12
I won't give up, thanks. I 'am' optimistic. It's only my 1st job offer since applying to oDesk in April.
@lifes97 (884)
• United Arab Emirates
19 May 12
hi, thats good, i tried there but nothing wow, its really nice tow work from home in sites like this if you do writes. so i hope in the future that find some works too, thanks for the hope, and have a good luck in the work, but as you said that you hve to write 5 articles a day is frustrate
• United States
21 May 12
Thanks for 'your' hopes.
• United States
19 May 12
Sorry you weren't able to do the job. But better for you that you were able to admit before the job was done that you could not possibly complete it. Maybe change your profile a little more to explain what your hours and work you could possibly do max. per day?
• United States
21 May 12
I had checked the box for "any payment method". So, recently, I checked just the hourly jobs so it would give me more time to write & not be in a rush. I will continue to just go after the hourly jobs, even if the duration may be as low as a month or less.
@freqspaz (220)
• United States
19 May 12
I wish you luck with odesk. I am a member there but I never get up the guts to really apply for any of the jobs because I am so afraid of getting turned down and or ignored. On top of that a lot of the requesters want porfoilios and examples of your work, but I have none, and I really just can't fake it and throw a port folio together, it just feels wrong.
• United States
21 May 12
Good luck to you. Seems you don't have much experience in what you're applying for. What postions have you applied for there?
@jaderamirez (1029)
• Philippines
21 May 12
Well at least you were hired, congrats anyway! I never experienced to get a job in Odesk maybe because I am not that serious but hopefully to get one in the future. What I like with them is they give opportunity to job seekers especially to those who are stay at home mom and people.
@squallming (1775)
• Malaysia
20 May 12
Whoa... that was some good news there. Having to finish 5 good article may not be that easy though. The length and topic of the article is another factor that needed to be considered. How much were they offering you anyway? Is this kind of a side income for you? Well, still hope that you can get the right one for you.
@rony018 (109)
• Bangladesh
20 May 12
it's not enough for you.don't be dishearten anymore and trying for easy and affordable job which is appropriate for you.