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    oDesk

    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?
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    odesk

    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!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    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?

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    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.
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    Will what was approx cost of this? As I need a mod made for different script but might give me a price range.

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    seems like those people have to bid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    Will what was approx cost of this? As I need a mod made for different script but might give me a price range.
    The developer I hired is $13/hr and he's estimated a couple of days on this project.
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    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?

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    vWorker (was: RentACoder) seems better for projects; oDesk seems better for long-term contractors.
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    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 ??

    If so then you can contact me on maria@printingray.com

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