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A 2015 Commitment to Quality

January 13, 2015 by

Quality matters on oDesk today, more than ever. With a workplace of more than 7M freelancers and clients, how can we do more to help talented and determined freelancers succeed? What programs can we put in place to reward your hard work and connect you with more opportunities? This year you’ll see several new programs that aim to answer these questions. Today, we’re introducing My Stats to help freelancers manage and understand their performance on oDesk. My Stats enables freelancers to deliver higher quality experiences to clients by providing clarity into where they excel and how they can improve. Read Full Article

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Escrow Protection is live on oDesk

January 6, 2015 by

We’re kicking off the New Year with exciting news: Escrow Protection is now available on oDesk! As we told you in December, Escrow Protection provides clients and freelancers with a safer and more secure workplace. All new and existing fixed-price contracts are now covered by Escrow Protection and the oDesk Guarantee remains in place for hourly work. Read Full Article

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Crossrider CTO: New oDesk Partnership Will Help Our Customers Succeed

October 24, 2013 by

Today marks the launch of a new partnership between oDesk and Crossrider, which has created the Crossrider Developer Marketplace. The marketplace will enable Crossrider clients to access great freelance development talent to build browser extensions, and will provide talented oDesk developers with an opportunity to showcase their browser extension expertise through the oDesk Crossrider group. Read Full Article

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Your Go-To Guide to Working on oDesk: The oDesk Freelancer Manual

January 10, 2013 by

The freedom to work whenever you want, from wherever you want—plus the opportunity to earn more money and set your own rates—is a tantalizing prospect for anyone. This is why millions of professionals have left the office behind to join the world of online work. But what does online work really mean? And how do you become good at it? We thought freelancers on oDesk should have one unified, comprehensive guide to online work success, so we're thrilled to introduce the first ever oDesk Freelancer Manual. From finding great jobs that fit your skills to increasing your earnings and getting stellar feedback, this manual has you covered. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already well on your way to success, the oDesk Freelancer Manual can give you the edge in landing more jobs and growing your business. Read Full Article

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Thanks for a Great Year!

January 1, 2013 by

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for choosing oDesk this year. I am proud to be part of such an engaged, hardworking and innovative community of clients and contractors. By making oDesk your work home, you have continued to make it the largest and fastest-growing online workplace in the world. Thank you. Read Full Article

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Love the Way You Work

June 28, 2012 by

This week we’re pleased to share a new look and feel on our website, Facebook page, and beyond—something that was directly inspired by oDesk users. When you log in now, you’ll see a new logo, with the ‘o’ pulling double duty as the head and shoulders of a person. This speaks to the essential, human aspect of the way you—clients and contractors—work together. Read Full Article

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An Introduction and Invitation from oDesk’s New VP of Product

June 21, 2012 by

The potential to make a significant impact on the world is a unique and exciting opportunity, which is why I am thrilled to join oDesk this week as the company’s new Vice President of Product. In this role, I lead the direction of oDesk’s platform, building and refining the technology to help our clients and contractors work the way they want—whether it’s from their couch, the beach, or the coffee shop. My goal is to make the oDesk experience as successful and enjoyable as possible—and that’s where feedback from our community comes in. Read Full Article