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Earn Extra Cash with oDesk

November 11, 2011

By Carol Amato

If you can’t wait for the money to start rolling in with your Internet marketing campaign, you might want to check out oDesk.  oDesk will help you earn some extra cash quickly. 

You can use that money to pay your bills, buy some Christmas presents for the family or increase your Internet marketing budget.  No matter what you choose, an account with oDesk will help you put some extra cash into your bank account. 

 Earn Extra Cash with oDesk

What Is oDesk?

oDesk is a place for employers and subcontractors to meet up and work together.  The employer posts jobs on the site.  His postings include a job description, skill requirements and preferred qualifications.  Additionally, he will select a budget.  For instance, he might say the estimated budget for the project is $150.  That is how much he expects to pay freelancers. 

Earn Extra Cash with oDesk

The freelancer is able to bid on the jobs posted by the employer.  During the bidding process, the freelancer must decide:

  • The amount he wants to be paid for the job
  • If he wants to request an upfront payment
  • The length of time it will take to complete the project

Additionally, freelancers can include a cover letter and samples of their work.  This is important, since it will help the employer see if the freelancer is a good fit for the project.

After the employer receives bids, he can select the winner.  That person will work on the project.  When the project is completed, the employer will pay him through oDesk.  oDesk will take 11.11% off the top and give the rest to the freelancer.  This is normal with these types of services, and shouldn’t be a cause for discouragement.  Even with the fee be taken out, you can still earn some real money with oDesk.

Projects On oDesk

There are several different categories and countless projects on oDesk.  You can find work as a writer, web designer, customer service professional, bookkeeper and more.  Basically, if it is a job that can be done online, there’s a good chance you can find it on oDesk.

Earn Extra Cash with oDesk

Prices On oDesk

One of the biggest questions people have when I tell them about oDesk is “How much does it pay?”  Since it uses a bidding platform, there isn‘t a set price for projects.  For instance, some employers will only pay $3 for an article, while others will pay $10 and still others will pay $20.  The same is true of the other categories.  You will find some employers who want to pay $15 for a logo, while others will pay $200, and so on.

While the prices are all over the map, there are two things you can do to make yourself attractive to high paying employers.  First and foremost, fill out your profile completely.  Include your resume and skills.

Earn Extra Cash with oDesk

Two, build up a reputation on oDesk.  You can earn a reputation by receiving feedback from employers.  If you receive lots of positive feedback you’ll be attractive to employers.  Thus, take some small jobs at first in order to build up your reputation.  Then, once you have a solid feedback score, you can start going after the biggest jobs.

Earn Extra Cash with oDesk

Earn Extra Cash With oDesk

You can sign up for a free oDesk account today.  Once you sign up, you can fill out your profile and begin bidding on jobs in a matter of minutes. 

Earn Extra Cash with oDesk

 


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  • Terina

    oDesk is a great way to maximize our work potential and be more productive. oDesk is a great way for me to make some extra money for bills.

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      That’s great, Terina – glad you are going to use oDesk to make some extra cash. Have a blessed weekend. – Carol

  • http://ricky1953.getadeal.us Richard G.Ramirez

    Thanks Carol. Like always you’re a God send. When i grow up, i want to be like you. Have a great weekend.

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Richard,

      I’m glad you like the info in this post – hope it helps everyone. You are an encouragemnet! :) Have a blessed weekend. – Carol

  • Jeanne Mausure

    Carol, I’ll have to read this in the AM! Sounds interesting but I had a bit of a bug all day and will check it out tomorrow! Carol, are you the one that told me about Eric’s Tips??? Between you and him I’m finally having some aha moments about this business. Meanwhile I still have to finish Version1 of my website!!! Thanks for all your information! Hugs! xoxox JJ

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Jeanne,

      I’m sorry you’re not feeling well – hope you’re back to hundred percent soon.
      Yes, I did recommend Eric’s Tips as I have really enjoyed them sent starting Internet marketing.
      I’m really glad that you made progress – you’re welcome. Have a blessed evening. – Carol

  • Joaquim Fernandes

    Hi Carol,

    I feel oDesk is a great way to be busy and increase our work potential and productivity. Kindly send me more details of oDesk and how to go about with it. Its very nice and thoughtfull of you to help us all in making fast money. I do not know how successfull I shall be in this, but nothing like trying. Please send me more details about the bidding process. I would be more interested in taking data entry, data processing, and liltle of programing jobs. I have some knowledge of Database management using Visual Foxpro ver. 6.0. Thank you Carol so much for your help and may god bless u.

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hello Joaquim,

      Glad to help! I gave all of the information I have already – so the rest is learned by going through the process. Let me know how it works out. – Carol

  • Lee Morgan

    You do deliver value and thank you so much. I had been to that site before but forgot about it (must of been another one of those information overload moments again). Great info and thank you for all your help!

    Lee

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Lee,

      You’re very welcome. I enjoy helping folks right where they are at. Have a great day. – Carol

  • Joaquim Fernandes

    Hi Carol

    Thank you so much for your valuable information. I have taken interest in Odesk but my only problem is address. They ask for my address. I was trying a way to input my address but all in vain. Please help me. I cannot go further as my bidding projects are not sanctioned becuase of the non availability of the address.

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      You’re welcome, Joaquim – glad to help. You have not told me what happens when you enter your address or any details about it. Do you know how to delete your cookies?
      Well, if not, in your browser, if you have FireFox, go to Tools, Clear Recent History and make sure everything is checked and hit yes! If you have Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, Browsing History, Delete and make sure everything is checked. Then restart your browser. If it doesn’t work, you may have to “restart” your computer to reset everything correctly.

      I do this on a regular basis – just part of living with computers I guess, even though it’s frustrating. lol Hope to help. – Carol

  • baba

    Hi Carol Thanks for the information will check it out
    Baba

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      You’re welcome, Baba – Thanks for stopping by. – Carol

  • anthony (Tony) Fox

    Hi Carol,
    I ran across this offer in my inbox and would like your opinion. I know who these two guys are, just would like your input.
    Thanks,
    Anthony

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Tony,
      I really don’t use the MLM business model at all – I did in the past but don’t care for it. If you could ask a specific question, it would be helpful…
      Thanks, Carol

  • Mark

    Hi Carol,

    I am stuck and i hope you can help me. I am trying to make extra money on the side so I can get my website up and sign up with hosting with bluehost, like you said. My problem is I this. I created an account on elance and got a job. Not much of a problem , right? no, not exactly. I’m going to you with this because you say you’re a marketer with integrety so i thought hyou would have the answer. The job is to write a blog post in favor of gay marriage. What do i do? My church is against it. Would it be going against my integrit to write it?

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Mark,

      I think it’s great you are offering services in order to gain the money you need to start Internet marketing. If I had a personal conviction about something….that is was morally wrong, then I would not be able to give extensive unbiased information in an article that I am being paid to write.

      I would simply have listed out the topics that are off base… I had to do that for a different site I have. I had someone creating content for it, and they had mentioned alcohol. I paid them for the content, but made sure they knew that I didn’t want to discuss anything related to alcohol on my site…

      It’s a personal decision. Be true to yourself so that you have no regrets. It’s not about the money, it’s about doing what will keep your conscience clean.

      Hope to help. :)
      – Carol

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