April 29, 2017

Need to Outsource? Why not use Odesk.com

With the recession that the world faces today,  even multinational companies have tighten their budget and thinking of ways on a cost effective alternative to keep their businesses still running and gaining profits.

Outsourcing is the best option that they have found. Hiring employees from different countries enables businesses to save a lot of dollars and at the same time, creating more jobs especially those who prefer working from home.

One of the best platforms that offers legitimate outsourcing opportunities is Odesk.com. Founded in 2003 by two Greek entrepreneurs. Odesk, is very successful in offering jobs for job seekers and companies looking for freelance employees that will effectively do the task for them without going into their office.

Odesk is one of the most popular and legitimate outsourcing websites in the internet today. It is where freelancers can find work that rightfully fit their skills and experience and vice versa. It gives a great opportunity to freelancers with professional experience or with less experience alike to bargain their skills by completing the personal information and other fields provided in their Odesk account.

Odesk has nine categories of featured work such as:

1.             Web Development

2.             Software Development

3.             Networking & Information Systems

4.             Writing & Translation

5.             Administrative Support

6.             Design & Multimedia

7.             Customer Service

8.             Sales & Marketing

9.             Business Services


Each of the above categories is sub-divided into sub categories for specification. For instance, In Writing and Translation category , you will find in the sub-categories, blogging, content writing and any related work.

More so, here are the other Pros of Using Odesk:

For Freelancers or Contractors:

  1. Signing up is 100% FREE of charge for freelancers. Odesk will only charge the freelancers after they completed task of 10% withdrawal fee. Now, The contractor can also pay this fee its up to the two parties involved.
  2. You can view any job you want to apply. Notifications are updated especially if an employer wishes to interview you for a job.
  3. You can start up your hourly rate by $1 so you can get more jobs at the same time. You just have to balance your working hours so that projects will be delivered on time. You can then increase your hourly rate once you have established and have proven your expertise.
  4. Test Skills are available to test your writing and grammar skills.  This is applicable for every Odesk member. There are about 326 kind of tests that are available  for  free which includes Windows XP, U.S. English Basic Skills, HTML 4.01, Technical Writing Skills Certification, and Help Desk Certification to spice up or increase your profile and to let he employer see your proficiency in your chosen test.
  5.  Once you’ve got a perfect score or have made it in the top 10% or 20% of the result, you will be given a special badge that will also be displayed in your profile.
  6. Lets you include in your portfolio previous works and projects completed that are relevant to the jobs you wish to apply to.
  7. You can choose to decline or accept interview invitations depending on your preference.

For Employers or Buyers:

  1. Signing up is Free. Employers will be charged only after delivery of work.
  2. Allows you to pick skilled contractors like content writers, programmers, accountants, sales agents or telemarketers and even virtual assistant from around the globe.
  3. They have the option to pay Hourly or Fixed Rate.
  4. With built-in time clock monitoring system that enables employers to view freelancers work.  Offers screenshots of the activities of the contractor using the Odesk Monitoring software that is downloadable to verify work once the contractor clicked the start button, he or she is indeed working on the project and not just merely browsing stuff not related to the work.
  5.  Allows you to interview your applicants that fit your qualifications and decline those that don’t make it. With this, they will be notified that they have an interview invitation or they have been declined for the job.
  6. Enables you to verify the time logs or billed hours using their virtual time sheets.
  7. Has more payment options available.
  8. Since the kind of job you will be offering is a contractual basis, you are free to give employee benefits, pay employee taxes and other mandated benefits that an office employee must get.

With these stunning benefits that Odesk offers, it is perfect. Here are some cons that others found in using Odesk.

  1. Others find it too much to charge contractors 10% of their earnings for each completed job.
  2. Odesk is not liable if an employer didn’t pay their contractors in a fixed rate contract.
  3. Work screenshots sent to the employer to some is an invasion of their privacy.

To sum up, Odesk has proven its reputation through the years and still counting. With its millions of users around the globe and excellent payment system, it is one of the best online outsourcing company of today.

Making money with Fiverr.com

Are you a multi-talented person? Can do or create something in a short period of time? Can do bizarre, odd, strange, fantastic things or absolutely anything that you can think of that others can’t do? If so, there’s a place that can make your gig into dollars!


Fiverr.com is the site I’m talking about. This unique and fun site is offering surfers and internet buffs of all ages to hock their skills or even buy talents at a price of $5.


Fiverr.com started this latest internet craze in December 2009 and now becoming popular in all ages especially for home based individuals across the blogosphere who loves to convert their gigs into cash.

What Fiverr is offering? Fiverr offer two things- and that is Buying and Selling Gigs at $5.



How to Buy a Gig on Fiverr?



First, you need to sign up in order to have a full access of their service. Don’t worry, signing up and starting a transaction with Fiverr is totally FREE. You can search on the search box provided in the site your desired gig to buy by entering a specific keyword to describe your search.  A list of multi gigs will appear that fits your criteria. You will then given an option to sort the listings either by popularity (which is gauge by the number of people who clicked or viewed the gig) or by Rating (which is dependent on the buyer’s feedback. Once you have found the perfect gig you are looking for, you just have to click the “Order Now” button and go to Paypal box to pay for the chosen gig.


Sometimes, a seller will ask for your personal information to let them know who is interested to buy their gigs. This is also a reminder to them that they have a new job offer.



       How to Sell your Gig on Fiverr?



To start selling your gig, you need to sign up first and be a member. It’s free, no sign up fees or whatsoever, so no worries. After you have signed up, you can start posting your gig but make sure to submit to the right category for accurate listing. You can sell just about anything that you know of, like articles, videos, and so on. If someone buy your gig, you will then be notified via email about it but you will wait for 14 days clearing of your earning from fiverr account before you can transfer it your Paypal account.


    What’s HOT with Fiverr


An excellent part-time opportunity for freelancers and even employed individuals to earn extra cash

  •  $5 is not bad especially now that we are experiencing economic crisis. It is up to you on how to make it big.
  •   An excellent outsourcing platform to find new clients that you can talk with offline and discuss long term job opportunities.
  •  Limitless gigs. You can buy and sell unlimited gigs anytime.
  •  Multi selection of services you can choose from.
  •  Feedback system service
  • Free Sign-up
  • No fees to collected for buyers



      What’s COLD with Fiverr


  •  The price is fixed and non-negotiable. Meaning simple and tough task or gig is equivalent only to $5.
  • You will only get $4 dollar for the presented $5  fee for every gig, because they deduct $1 as a service fee.
  • Lots of competitors for a specific gig, so you need to create more gigs as you can to generate more money.
  • Lots of junk present so be careful when buying and check first the provider’s feedback before making any transaction.

 How Fiverr Will Pay You?


Fiverr.com use Paypal service to pay its members. For your every gig sold which is worth $5, you will only get 4$, because they charge $1 for each completed task as a service fee. But you can only withdraw your money, when you’ve reached the minimum required amount set by them which is over $40 which is equivalent to 10 sold gig.


  Great Income Opportunity with Fiverr beyond $5:

 Don’t just confine yourself with the idea of earning $5 only with Fiverr. You can make it huge if you want to and you will focus on achieving what you want. How?

Fiverr is a perfect market to scout for new clients that are willing to work with you on a regular basis or long term at a negotiable price. You can always upsell or charge your client on an amount that commensurate to the quality of your work.

For instance, if your client orders in bulk, you have a huge opportunity or making higher income right?


Second, you can make it as your full time gig at the comfort of your home by selling 5 gigs a day so your net will be $4 which is $20 dollars each day times 5 days, so you earnings in a week will be $100, and if you will be consistent on your work, your income in a month will be $400.


Third, the key to make sales on a regular basis is to stick on what is “in” or in-demand or what are the gigs that are usually seeking by buyers online.


These are some of the in-demand or highlight gigs in fiverr that converts more money easily:


1.    Video testimonials
2.    Content/Article Writing
3.    Backlinks/ SEO Services


Fiverr. com is just one of the many “income opportunity sites” around that helps you earn unlimited cash if you’ve maximize its offer. Just keep in mind that for every quality output delivered on the specified time at a consistent basis will surely generate more income on your pocket and an opportunity to build a good reputation online.


Interested in trying Fiverr.com and start earning for your every gig? Then sign up now. http://fiverr.com/

Feeling overwhelmed? Why not outsource to fiverr.com

I must admit something , I love fiverr.com. If you have a lot  of task that needs to be done then why not use fiverr. It is simply amazing some of the things that five bucks can buy. You can have 500 plus word articles written for you that are SEO’d with keywords your targeting, social bookmarking services and the list goes on and on. You’ll also find some bizarre and crazy stuff that you would never think of that people are willing to do for just $5 bucks. It is really easy to place an order and they use paypal to pay for your orders.

On another note, why not offer some of your services to others? Fiverr gets millions of hits monthly and if you over deliver then you’ll have no problem earning money with them.  Just use your common sense while shopping for task to be done always read the reviews, if they have great reviews then you know its pretty safe to place an order. This is why I’m saying if you are selling your service to over deliver at first so that you’ll get great reviews then others will trust you.

To check out the site go here http://fiverr.com

Shane Garrison