Sunday, February 21, 2010

Looking to Make Money from Home???

If you really want to make money from home, you really need to visit oDesk!! I have been SO busy with my jobs I have gotten through oDesk that I haven't had enough time to write on my blogs.

Make Money From Home

ODesk is the best opportunity for making money from home that I have found, and I've been looking for years. The best part is that oDesk doesn't charge you, the provider, for searching for work! All fees are charged to the buyer, which in my opinion, is how it should be. Let's face it, if we are looking for work, we may not have the money to pay exorbitant fees!!

Make Money From Home with ODesk

As with any freelance website, with oDesk, making money from home carries a lot of competition. But with a little perseverance, you can be making money from home like you've always dreamed!

Unless you have a nice, fat portfolio available to list on oDesk (which I did NOT have) you will be competing against thousands of other freelancers with experience to back their claims up. How do you make money from home with these odds?

There are a couple of ways to ensure you make money from home working with oDesk. First, you have to realize that in order to prove yourself without an extensive portfolio, you will have to start out small. My first few jobs at oDesk, I only made $1.00 an hour. Yeah, that's not a typo, that's really all I charged!

Why did I charge so little (especially since I obviously wanted to make money from home, not lose it!)? I didn't have a portfolio, I didn't have references. So I had to start at the bottom, and on oDesk, you are competing with freelancers from all over the world, all trying to make money from home. So, I started my hourly rate at $1/hour. I also applied for any job I could find that I was qualified for. After 2 months, I had my rate up to $8 an hour, and buyers were inviting ME to apply for their jobs.

Currently, I am up to $10/hour, and I have been favorited by many providers. I have a high feedback score, which is why I can be more selective about the jobs I accept. So, my advice to you is to start off cheap...and don't be too selective about the jobs you take.

Once you have some successful jobs completed, with some excellent feedback, you will be able to raise your prices, and therefore make more money from home!

What Do You Want to Do to Make Money From Home?

Maybe I'm putting this out of order...LOL But, you have to figure out what kind of job you want to do to make money from home! There are many different categories of jobs available on oDesk:

  • Web Development
  • Software Development
  • Networking and Information Systems
  • Writing and Translation
  • Admin Support
  • Design & Multimedia
  • Customer Service
  • Sales & Marketing

And, of course, each of these categories has multiple only need to choose which categories you want to work in to make money from home!

Do you have experiences with oDesk you would like to share? If so, I would love to hear them!!

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