How To Start on oDesk as a Provider (Contractor)

Start your Freelancing Job with oDesk

Starting in oDesk is as simple as signing up an account in Facebook. So, I’ve made a simple step-by-step process for you to get started with your freelance work online.
1. Homepage –
Be sure to click on the CONTRACTOR portion. A lot made error on this part.

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2. Sign-up in oDesk for a Free Account
You will be filling up this page about yourself and be sure to put the right information to avoid any future slip-up.

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3. Just before creating your profile in oDesk, there are 4 items in the checklist to be done.
Verify your email address – click the link to get verified

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Fill out contact information – contact information necessary for financial processes

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Complete your oDesk Profile – your specific category in oDesk as a freelance. There are numerous categories to choose from, you just have to check what you think you are capable of. It is also in this portion that you are asked about your hourly rate and weekly availability working online.

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Accept the oDesk User Agreement – read the legal agreement relating as working as a freelancer in oDesk.

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4. Welcome! Your one of the aspiring online Freelancer with millions of competitors. But worry not because online work is really boosting!
Don’t get upset by the lengthy Contractor Profile that you need to fill. Remember it’s your stepping stone to get a great impression with future employers (clients) even without experience. Take time to browse other users and take it as a guide. It’s ok to have a guide, but please put a personal touch and some originality in your profile.
Good Luck!

About Agnes Galinato

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  1. This is a great way how one can score the best with in a short time (approximate less than 5 minutes).I,ve srecod 5.00 though I know a little about oDesk.Thanks a lot.[] Reply:September 27th, 2010 at 6:47 pmThis is just only for being able to place more bids………. But, If anyone wants to earn more money then he has to perform more Test where he has to answer for his experience and knowledge….. There is no any technique to pass those tests…. …[]

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