Has anyone here tried oDesk?
oDesk is kind of like RentACoder, except it's designed around hiring people hourly instead of by project. This can be a lot easier for me, at times.
It also has an advantage over RentACoder in that a lot more data about each person is available and searchable.
It seems like this could be a good place to find people with some very specific skill sets.
What do you think?
Yeah actually I have.
I am down as an employer and also "for hire" as well.
Its not all per hour. You can get fixed qoutes for projects too.
Another one I use is guru.com
What I like about guru.com and Odesk is the the escrow service where you get your money back if the person(s) does not perform 100%
These two are pretty much the only two I use as getafreelancer.com and other places are very poor quality (easy to get scammed too!)
Originally Posted by Will.Spencer
I finally got off my duff and posted a project at oDesk. I sent three invitations and received about thirty responses -- and this was for a very "niche" project.
The project was building a plugin to modify one of the core parts of Joomla.
I'm testing out my first oDesk "provider" right now. :)
Will what was approx cost of this? As I need a mod made for different script but might give me a price range.
seems like those people have to bid.
The developer I hired is $13/hr and he's estimated a couple of days on this project.
Originally Posted by Mr.Bill
What's the update on this, guys. I'm curious if odesk is a good place to recruit people for long term writing and link building work, or is it mostly good for finding someone to do a certain project quickly?
vWorker (was: RentACoder) seems better for projects; oDesk seems better for long-term contractors.
Well I am working as an SEO and I try to get work from odesk. Do you have some hourly basis projects like site promotion etc ??
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