Category Archives: oDesk

oDesk oConomy Hits $200 Million

I know I’m a few days late, but on Friday oDesk announced that it’s oConomy has reached a whopper of a milestone.

On the 15th October the oDesk oConomy Meter reached the $200 million mark. Continue reading


Have you been asked to provide free samples on oDesk? Then Read On

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. Continue reading

The Future Of Work – Are We On The Brink Of A Third Industrial Revolution?

Earlier this week I came across a video on the oDesk Blog called “The Future of Work”. Not only has this video has reassured me that I am making the right decision to pursue a freelancing career, but it has also got me thinking about the way the world will work in the future. Continue reading

Tips For Writing A Good Cover Letter On oDesk.

So you’ve worked hard at creating a snazzy profile and now you want to start bidding on jobs. But an employer probably wont even consider looking at it unless you impress them with a good cover letter.

When it comes to applying for a job writing a good cover letter is the single most important factor in your application. It is your tool  for getting ahead of the competition and showing the employer that you are the best person for the job.

Writing a cover letter can be a bit intimidating at the start, so below are some pointers on what to include in your cover letter and how to make it stand out and I have also provided links to other blogs & articles for further tips and advice.

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Pay Peanuts, Get Monkeys!

As you already know I have been away from oDesk for a little over two weeks, so this evening I spent some time checking out the job postings and the oConomy page researching trends for Writing and SEO jobs. I also had a look at the community forums where I stumbled across this particular thread. Continue reading

oDesk Skill Tests

As a freelance provider on oDesk you can take more than 300 tests for free, and display your results on your profile page. Continue reading

So what is oDesk?

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I have mentioned in a previous post that I am currently working through oDesk.  People are always asking me about oDesk. What it is and how it works, how do I get paid, how do I find work etc.  So below is a short intro about the ‘ins and outs’ of Continue reading