All Things Upwork

We recently asked readers to share with us on Twitter their big ideas – with the promise that the top three would win $250 in oDesk credit to help make their dream a reality. Inspired by our Future of Work video, the entries that came in to the #futureofwork hashtag were touching, funny, smart, challenging and just a tiny glimpse at what we all might be able to accomplish – for ourselves and others – in the future of work.

You top three ideas, and our winners of $250 in oDesk credit are:

@softsandila – There should be some big site which could enable users to share in road-trips if a vehicle is traveling with extra space.

@RebeccaHaden – The world needs an excellent new math instruction site as cool as a video game site, appealing to both boys & girls.

@AishaDansalRN – I will set up an online tutorial company tru @odesk for nurses about nursing techniques and basic life support

Here are some of our other favorites, whose bright ideas might still someday change the world:

@oleigatdula – Parental Outsourcing like Tutoring Business. This something we need in todays economy – least expensive to start up.

@finaldata – I would create a small group to brainstorm for a way to address climate change!

@thewritingmommy – my idea is to cr8 a community “gifting” clearing house.people would list their needs & abilities to barter/buy/sale

@pasqual_facundo – At least once a month people who work on a computer should get a free massage

@sarahbuhr – I would like to create a high tech work-spa where ppl can work/freelance/commute and relax at the same time

@Bess – Build an virtual medical rescuer to coach non-medically trained bystanders to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

@Nawib – develop association for women in business to empower their greatness with a community of peers, biz tools, resources etc

@positivekristen – My next #futureofwork is to take my 16k FB page Power of Positivity & hire bloggers who can help me spread positivity arnd the globe!

@eHhT – “green mind effect” To create a team “green minds” to produce awareness advertisements which will make the people think green

@BENatDAP – disaster relief w/transparency so $ gets 2 orgs doing job&orgs get info 2 coord

@nicholashundley – I want all children to grow up healthy, vibrant, and strong #futureofwork see:

Congratulations to our winners! And, thanks again to everyone who shared their amazing ideas – please keep us updated on how you’re turning those ideas into reality… we love to hear about how you are changing how the world works!

Erica Benton

Social Media Guru

Erica Benton joined oDesk in 2009, bringing with her nearly a decade of small business and freelance experience, and a love of all things social. Her passion for startups, technology and marketing was born during her tenure with Kulesa Faul Public Relations, while she learned the art of entrepreneurship firsthand through Equine Alternatives, a business she founded while earning her Bachelor of Science degree from… read more