The Way We Work

5 Tools For Managing Your Business Cash Flow

February 21, 2012 by

Maintaining a positive cash flow is the number one challenge your small business faces. While this is nothing new, post-recession reality has made the task considerably harder. Many businesses and contractors are caught between clients who are slow to pay and creditors who are quick to demand repayment. If you are struggling to stay on top of your balance sheets, the following roundup of five free cash flow management tools might be just what you need. Read Full Article

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Why Aren’t We All Freelancers?

February 16, 2012 by

Investors typically hold a diverse portfolio of assets, with the goal of reducing risk. So why don't more people hold a diverse portfolio of jobs? oDesk Staff Economist John Horton explores some potential economic explanations for why the portfolio/freelancing approach is not more common. Read Full Article

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Beyond the Tweet: 4 Unusual Ways to Use Twitter

February 15, 2012 by

Twitter is a quite a versatile tool — within 140 characters you can connect with thought leaders, find jobs and build your brand identity. But the power of the tweet does not end there. From managing data to fielding live webinar questions and joining Twitter chats, new and innovative uses of Twitter are continually being discovered. Here are four unusual ways that your business can make use of this always-changing social network. Read Full Article

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How I Killed My To-Do List

January 31, 2012 by

Whether you are a freelancer juggling multiple projects for different clients, or an entrepreneur trying to build your business and manage a growing team, your time is one of your biggest business assets and you need to manage it effectively. While to-do lists may seem like the best way to prioritize your time and attention, they are inherently flawed - instead, try a calendar-based approach. Read Full Article

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Thanks For A Great Year, oDeskers!

January 4, 2012 by

As we head into 2012, I want to personally thank all of you for making the past year an absolutely amazing one. We are just scratching the surface of Work 3.0, a world where work is on demand, virtual and remote; for both businesses and workers, the opportunities and possibilities here are endless. We look forward to all the exciting opportunities 2012 will bring, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Read Full Article