Have you ever been asked for a free sample of work from an employer on oDesk? Sometimes it will be requested as part of the application process. But how do you avoid the dodgy employers who want to steal your samples and run without paying.Every freelancer will experience a time when clients are drying up and you are pretty desperate for a project. But that doesnt mean you should give your work away in the hopes of getting hired.
There are some very useful tips here from the oDesk blog about how to handle employers who ask for original samples and how to handle them. A really great article that every oDesk provider should bookmark.