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Frequently asked questions

  • How do I find the right freelancer for my project?

    It all starts with the job post. Choose from three options that best suit your needs:
    Public Post: Make your project instantly visible to all active freelancers
    Private Invite: A Private Invite allows you to directly contact an individual whose skills match your project - the best way to contact a freelancer whose work you’re familiar with
    Hybrid Post: Combine a Public Post with Private Invites for maximum exposure

  • What is the oDesk Guarantee?

    oDesk guarantees you will only pay for hours actually worked. Our Work Diary tracks time and takes work-in-progress snapshots, giving you visibility into project progress and accurately tracking time spent.

  • What’s the difference between hourly and fixed-price projects?

    Hourly projects are secure and flexible. You can put a cap on total weekly hours worked, access our Work Diary, and enjoy the oDesk Guarantee. Fixed-price projects let you negotiate a flat rate with your freelancer. Note: Fixed-price projects are not covered by the oDesk Guarantee.

  • How much does oDesk charge?

    It is always free to sign up, post jobs, interview candidates and hire on oDesk. The freelancer rate you see already includes a 10% oDesk fee, so you pay nothing extra!