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What the merger of oDesk and Elance could bring – Part 1

What the merger of oDesk and Elance could bring – Part 1

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of news out of oDesk – first, they announced a strategic partnership with Kelly Services. Now, it rather baffles me that a company like Kelly wouldn’t have their own online services offering, given the company is more than 50 years old…

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Elance vs oDesk

Elance vs oDesk

Recently, Elance announced a new payment guarantee program for freelancers who use their site. At first blush, one would think they were attempting to compete with oDesk. However, it turns out that the only comparison between the two is the word “guarantee.” After that, the differences are significant. Apples and…

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Freelance writing – not for everyone

Freelance writing – not for everyone

There are a number of myths about freelance writing that some people buy into fairly readily. One of those myths is that anyone can be a freelance writer. Not everyone is cut out for this type of career, it has upsides, downsides and of course, there are significant risks to…

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Elance and oDesk – guarantee is not apples and apples

Because so many freelancers are stiffed on jobs (studies show that as many as 77% do) some freelancers elect to use oDesk for their unique payment guarantee program on hourly assignments. Although there are many who whine about the ‘intrusive’ Time Tracker that oDesk utilizes in return for this guarantee,…

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Elance tries to mimic oDesk

Elance tries to mimic oDesk

All the talk the last few days is people up in arms over Elance turning into oDesk by offering their new Work View™. program which allows providers to accept hourly assignments and guarantee they will get paid for them. However, after reading the “small print” this program is an epic…

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Winning the Low Pay War

Winning the Low Pay War

Freelancers complain about low wages all the time. Learn how to win the low wage war.

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