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oDesk ranks #1 in annual freelancer earnings, almost double that of the next largest online workplace.

In an independent study, 85% of our freelancers said they LOVE oDesk!

Nearly three-quarters of oDesk freelancers agree that “oDesk has improved my quality of life.”

Frequently asked questions

  • How does oDesk guarantee payment?

    At oDesk, an hour worked is an hour paid. Our Work Diary system tracks your time and takes snapshots of work in progress, creating visibility into hours worked for both you and your client to avoid disputes and ensure timely payment.

  • How often will I get paid?

    Hourly jobs are paid on a weekly basis. Fixed-price projects are paid according to a schedule agreed upon by you and your client.

  • How do I withdraw money I earn through oDesk?

    We offer a variety of ways to withdraw money from your oDesk account. Depending on your country, these include ACH, local funds transfers, PayPal, Moneybookers, pre-paid debit cards, and wire transfers.

  • How do I increase my chances of getting hired on oDesk?

    The single most important thing you can do to attract clients and land jobs is to build an effective, impressive, and accurate profile.

    Include all your relevant skills, experience, education, and a professional looking picture. Bring your work to life with a portfolio and build credibility by taking oDesk tests. And once you’re hired, do a great job for your client. This will lead to top-notch feedback and new work opportunities.

  • How much does oDesk charge?

    It is always free to sign up, apply, and interview for jobs. If you get a job and get paid, oDesk charges a fee equivalent to 10% of the total amount charged to your client. For example, if your rate is $18 per hour, oDesk charges an extra $2 so that your client pays a total of $20 per hour.