Do you have a talent/skill/a love for a particular field of work? Want to earn Money from home? If your answers to these questions are yes then odesk is the website for you! And guess what! You do not have to pay to sign up! oDesk charge you AFTER you have start making money
oDesk was founded by Odysseas Tsatalos and Stratis Karamanlakis. The two friends created a new technology
platform (an online workplace) to allow distributed teams to work together and help instill trust in work happening
via the Internet. oDesk, along with its network of freelancers (spanning any type of work that can be done via the
Internet) launched in 2005.
As of 2012, odesk is the largest online marketplace in which independent professionals and their clients can
establish and fulfill work arrangements. The company’s business strategy, including new pricing, is credited with
helping it surpass competition to establish market dominance
oDesk allows clients to create online workteams coordinated and paid through the company's proprietary
software and website. The name is a short version of "online desk" in reference to the company's intent to
anyone to work anywhere, anytime. Prospective clients can post jobs for free, and freelance workers
(“contractors”) may create profiles and bid on jobs, also for free. The company collects 10 percent of the
payment. Payments are made through oDesk, which handles many bookkeeping tasks for the transaction.
In addition to the marketplace aspect and the payment/bookkeeping services, the company uses collaborative
software, “oDesk Team,” that allows clients to see a provider's progress while he or she is billing time.
The transactions are transferred into the contractors' accounts only after a 6-day safety period. The company's
site is entirely in English, and all transactions are made in U.S. dollars.
The company describes itself as an online workplace. As of December 2012, oDesk had 2.7 million freelancers
and 540,000 clients worldwide. In January 29, 2012, the company reported that its top 5 countries (in terms of
dollars spent for oDesk contractor services) were (in rank order): (1) US, (2) Australia, (3) Canada, (4) UK, and (5)
United Arab Emirates. oDesk reported that services paid by clients hiring through the site for the year totaled
$360 million in 2012.
The specific areas of expertise supported by the site include web development and a wide variety of
programming/software development skills, graphic design, writing and administrative support. The company
provides voluntary skills tests in various disciplines from English aptitude to specific programming skills, and
profiles include a feedback mechanism.
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