The Way We Work
July 28, 2006 by Josh Breinlinger

Many oDesk buyers have rewarded providers with bonus payments for exceptional work.

A few statistics on bonuses:

  • Biggest bonus payment: $1,200
  • Smallest bonus payment: $20
  • Average bonus payment: $250

When bonuses have been awarded:

  • Early completion of project
  • Exceptional contribution to project
  • Annual bonus
  • Birthday gift

How bonuses have been used:

  • A bonus awarded to an affiliate was used to have a dinner party for the team
  • A bonus awarded to a freelance provider was used to buy a new computer
  • A bonus awarded to a freelance provider was used to buy his child some birthday gifts

If you’re a buyer and would like to give your provider a bonus, submit a help ticket (click Help in the upper right of any page) and oDesk will process the bonus along with the provider’s next monthly payment. Please include in the help ticket the provider’s name and the bonus amount. There is a 10% payment processing fee added to the bonus amount.


Josh Breinlinger

Josh Breinlinger

Senior Associate at Sigma Partners

Josh joined Sigma as a Senior Associate in 2010, bringing six years of startup experience building exceptional teams, products, and communities. He has a black-belt in online marketing and a strong track record of success in user acquisition and retention. Prior to joining Sigma, Josh was the Director of Product and Marketing at AdRoll, an online advertising company, where he helped grow revenue 4x in… read more