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The oDesk Manifesto for Online Work

The best approach to online work is the one that creates success for both employers and contractors. As the first and only service to guarantee that an hour billed is an hour worked and that an hour worked is an hour paid, oDesk has long held these Manifesto principles dear.

Please consider the Manifesto a declaration: Don't settle for less than you deserve.

As a contractor, you have the right to:

  • Get guaranteed payment for the time you work
  • Avoid the hassle of creating invoices and time sheets
  • Live where you want, work when you want, on the jobs you want
  • Set your own hourly rate based on your skills, experience and reputation
  • Access jobs around the world
  • Prove and market your skills via free online testing
  • Post a profile, apply, and interview for jobs without paying a membership fee
  • Build your own business online

As a employer, you have the right to:

  • Audit the people and hours worked
  • Access talent from around the world
  • Know the identity, skills and experience of every team member
  • Pay your global online team without the hassle of payroll and taxes
  • Pay competitive rates worldwide
  • Offer work online without paying a membership fee or a posting fee
  • Build your own online workteam