Opportunities for freelance professionals are up extraordinary numbers thanks to the Internet. Likewise, companies and business owners can use these sites to contract temporary and/or part time employees. ODesk is one of the number one freelance sites and after reading our review you will understand why.
In order to get the most out of ODesk, we suggest taking the Quick Tour which is found on the home page. This tour will give you an overview of how ODesk works. In order to bid on a job or post a job, you have to register and become a member of ODesk.
The first thing you must do in order to become a member of ODesk is to select whether you are a buyer, freelance provider or freelance company. By providing your name, email address and password you have completed your registration as easy as one, two, three!
In order to distinguish freelancers from one another, ODesk offers 142 free qualification tests. Other freelancer sites offers skills' tests but most of them charge a fee. ODesk provides these tests free of charge. They are a great way for the freelancer a means of proving his/her abilities and giving employers confidence that their potential employees can do what he/she claims.
What really makes ODesk stand out from other freelance sites is the online tracking system. A Worker Diary provides the employer with screen shots and activity levels in ten minute increments. No other freelancer site that we have come across offers this ingenious feature.
The icing on the cake has to be that ODesk does not charge providers a monthly membership fee. Instead, freelance providers are charged ten percent of the project amount paid to them for a job. Even better, employers can utilize ODesk free of charge.
Some people may not like the fact that phone support is not offered. ODesk support is available via an online ticket submission support form. However, we found this method worked well and if it ain't broke, don't fix it!