How to earn online using ODesk: What is Odesk?

Friday, November 4, 2011

What is Odesk?


oDesk is a company with a global job marketplace and a series of tools targeted at businesses that intend to hire and manage remote workers. Based in Redwood City, CA, oDesk was founded in 2003 by Greek entrepreneurs Odysseas Tsatalos and Stratis Karamanlakis.

The name "" came from "" to emphasize how the company works that is working in a virtual office where literally there are no desk. Here is the post in the Odesk blog (click here) quoting how the founders Odysseas and Stratis came up with their company's name.

Odesk is the answer for freelancers wanting to land a job and work at home on their time. Employers also benefit using Odesk because there is no need for a bigger space for the office, no need to clock in and clock out personnel, work time is monitored by Odesk, and labor cost is lower as compared to actually hiring and housing staff in an office.

Odesk's motto says it all:

Our unique approach guarantees to employers that an hour billed is an hour worked, while guaranteeing to contractors that an hour worked is an hour paid.

With the popularity of outsourcing through Virtual Assistants many freelancers with considerable skills from simple email answering to sophisticated work like architectural drafting to research find there way to Odesk.

This blog is written to provide the step by step guide on how to be Virtual Assistant using

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