Has anybody heard about odesk.com where you supposedly get paid for writing articles?
I found a job on one of the job search websites and it is linked to odesk.com, where you supposedly get paid for writing articles.
Has anybody ever used them and can share some experiences?
You'll get different answers. oDesk is more or less a bidding site. The majority of the listings are people looking for really cheap content. Try $1 for 500 words cheap. On the other hand though, there are some people looking for content and know that it doesn't come cheap. Unfortunately they're not the majority. It takes time, and diligent searching. I know a few writers who have found very lucrative clients through oDesk.
Yes, I work there... If you have heard about Elance or Freelancer... Odesk also works on the same concept...Clients post job > contractors bid > bid accepted > submit work >get paid
Most of the Odesk and freelancer clients are cheap misers and pay only a few dollars for an article...Elance is a much better place to work.
You can sign up for elance here-- https://www.elance.com/?rid=1VUR4
oDesk is similar to elance. I've written two or three hubs about elance check them out.
I have obtained several high paying clients through oDesk. You can learn a lot by reading this http://freelancingandmore.com/demystifying-odesk/
I've investigated it but never used it. I know a lot of people who do though. It can be more than just jobs for writing articles, and can include things like website work, graphic design and much more. It works on a bidding system, where people post the jobs and you bid on how much you will do it for.
A lot of the clients out there looking for workers do go cheap, but will often end up with cheap results. People learn that going with the cheapest bidders isn't always the best idea, and many people will pay to get quality results.
I know people that have had both good and bad experiences with it, but I think that goes with every one of these type of services.
I researched Odesk but am not willing to work for such low sums. Apparently many people earn a lot of money there. Every job I saw though paid pennies.
Yes, I have heard about about odesk.com where you supposedly get paid for writing articles but in that case you have to satisfy your online employer with best articles and have to give them proper time.
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Agree with many of the comments listed above, But the old saying goes you pay for what you get..
With this type of work people generally pay more for good quality work, think that must be the same for most trades and services.
I do freelance transcription work at home, and most of my clients have been obtained via Elance, not oDesk. However, I did sign up for oDesk, but found that Elance had better jobs available for what I do. Don't know much from a writer's standpoint as to which place might be better, but I like Elance a lot.
I have an account with ODesk. Yes, you can earn from there. If by good luck you end up with a good employer, you might not need to work in an office anymore.
It's not just for writing too. Some call centers are employing through Odesk. I know some tech representative from good-performing SaaS providers from both the US and AUS.
I think am going to check it out..
The money isn't all that bad. Is it ?
By the way, do you know of any more sites..
Would like to know
I have not heard but I am going to heck it out thanks everyone for answering..
I actually wrote a hub on 55 ways to make money online. Odesk was in one of the sub hubs of that article. You can make money many different ways through Odesk but writing articles is one of them.
Hi Cat R and hubbers. I came from odesk. That was my primary source of income before. It is very easy actually. How do I know this? I was 18 when I first got my job there. I earned around $1k per month but that was because I really put myself into it. It is three parts perseverance and one part luck. I got lucky with my employers. However, the competition with other contractors (what they call freelancers) is very very tight. I got by because I was one of the minimum wage earners (just most of the time cause I come from South East Asia). You can get lucky like me and find really cool projects (writing about topics you love such as Gimp hahah) and really cool employers ($10/hour, rehire for other projects) If you want to know more, just contact me. Thanks.
by lovesleftovers 6 years ago
Does anyone write for clients found on oDesk or Elance?I'm registered on both sites, but have yet to bid on any jobs. I'd love to hear from anyone with experience on these sites. Thanks!
by Shadaan Alam 5 years ago
Let me admit, i have never joined any of these two sites- Odesk and Elance. But i keep hearing that people are making some real money there and are quite happy with the way they get paid, just wanted to know from my hubber friends- is it good to join any of these or which is better?
by ptosis 7 years ago
Has anybody wrote for elance?Make good $$?
by David Gitachu 5 years ago
What does the recent announcement of the Elance and oDesk merger mean to freelancing online? Will this raise the stature of people currently active on those sites by giving them a wider audience?
by Divine Grace Adriano 5 years ago
Who else here work for Odesk or Elance? How are you doing?I work for Odesk and Elance. I notice some other contractors are also here in hubpages.
by Carolee Samuda 5 years ago
What is more challenging for you as a writer?Writing articles, creating fiction or creating non fiction stories?
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