Freelance workers in odesk should blog for better exposure and to inspire others

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Freelance workers in odesk should blog for better expossure and to inspire others

I’m a newbie in freelancing and just got started at odesk. Since I wrote a guide on starting a freelancing career online at odesk, I got a lot of search traffic, new people looking for freelancing jobs, and even odesk providers and buyers. So when you take a look at the odesk marketplace, there’s thousands of providers working online. But when you search online for tips about freelancing in odesk, there’s not much to consume.. or most of them are either a paid review or a slight overview.

So what I want to ask to all odesk providers is to start your own blog about your freelancing journey. People still think that odesk or other marketplaces are scam sites that requires money to join. Odesk is free to join and all other sites like that are free too. Some emails and personal messages I got asking me that does odesk pays? Off course it pays and this is why I’m interested in it.

Start a blog and get more exposure

A lot of advanced odesk providers have their own website/ blog and they write about their freelancing career. There’s nothing bad about sharing your expertise. In fact it’s profitable too! Create a portion of your site describing your work, samples, your profile and a little bit about your work. Most people will hire you through your website. Other people who doesn’t wants to hire through odesk can also hire you privately.

If you want to know how to start a blog, then read this: extremely hot guide on starting your first blog.

Inspire others to work at home like you

What’s better than to help a lot of people know about freelancing, work from home and build a healthy income stream? The more you will write about your career, the more people will come and start working online. This could be a new niche and you can make money online from your visitors too.

Put your odesk affiliate link and banners on your blog. For each new member, you can earn $50 when they have worked at least 1000 hours or have spended $1000. It’s great because people who got started on odesk, will never quit working online for money and over time you will have your cut.

Have your say!

Are your working as a freelancer online? Do you blog about your work? Are you looking for online jobs as a freelancer, then start with odesk ~it’s great!

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10 thoughts on “Freelance workers in odesk should blog for better exposure and to inspire others”

  1. I agree with you. Blogging helps freelancers gain good exposure.

    In my case, it worked the other way, I first had a blog and started freelancing in spare time and I do not think I will ever quit. Blog helped me a lot in getting jobs there. Every time I put a good article from blog as a sample, I am called for interview(and hired!)!

    1. I’m an oDesk web developer with years of experience. I can provide you with solutions for your needs such as Online Publishing, Online Branding and Online Marketing.
      WordPress is the core of my online solutions. It allows the users to publish and manage any kind of content in a website. Its superior modularity, extensive documentation, active open-source community, and ever-growing library of modules, themes, and miscellaneous features make WordPress great. This enables WordPress to power an endless variety of web sites with the kind of control and flexibility not found in other popular open-source content management systems.
      WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. I’d like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

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    Interesting and hilarious to know about you!

    Well done, my friend!

    Enjoy your business!


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  3. ODesk Developer


    Hello ODesk Developers,

    I would like to share my experience with you or you can say the problem I faced while working with ODesk.

    I got the UK based client for the iPhone application development called – iCottages. We has decided to go with “Fixed Price” project and we started the work. We have worked very hard for almost 1 month for buyer and during that period buyer has changed his requirements many time. We have provided best support to him and fixed all the issues in faith of long term relations.

    When project is almost 95% done, client created the dispute on the ODesk for missing the deadline though during the development, he went away for 2 weeks. Actually he wanted the application in FREE so he was more interested in dispute. He has also approached to one of my developer for getting the source code.

    I have provided all the evidences to ODesk and also agreed to provide the source code if buyer escrow the payment and make no feedback for us. ODesk also realized that buyer does not want to pay but they still ask me to upload the source code without any guarantee of payment or feedback. They never think from the provider’s side and always support buyer even he was interested in cheating using ODesk dispute.

    Finally, ODesk do not consider my evidences and made the decision against me. I get suspended account as a pay of hard work of my team from ODesk.

    I hope this experience will help you while working with ODesk. We should prefer other websites which provides the facility of escrow which at least confirm our payment from the buyer.


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