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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

Bad news and How I found myself on oDesk! – Part Deux

Getting my first job on oDesk was tough going. It took weeks of searching, applying for positions and trying to convince people that I had the skills they needed and at the right price. It can be really tough to find a job that you know that you can do and do it well, but it is harder still to land that job.
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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 oDesk.com Continue reading

How to avoid getting scammed.

Working from home is becoming increasingly popular . With the global economic downturn countless people have lost their jobs, or have had their hours cut back and their salaries slashed.  Jobs in the ‘real world’ are few and far between and people are turning to the internet to earn and supplement their incomes, or even start their own businesses.

If you are thinking of looking for work online, you will need to be aware of scams. Continue reading