The Way We Work

How to Write the Perfect Email Introduction

February 26, 2015 by

Most freelancers experience a few hiccups during the process of turning a prospect into a paying customer. When you compose the email that will introduce yourself and/or your services to someone, there’s actually a general “template” you can follow to help make a strong connection with your potential client and pave the way for a good working relationship with them. Read Full Article

Startup Resources

Vivino’s Distributed Team Uncorks World’s #1 Wine App

January 22, 2015 by

When the team at Vivino said they wanted to create the biggest wine database in the world, founder and CEO Heini Zachariassen says people told them they were “completely nuts.” In this interview with oDesk, Heini explains how, by recruiting remote data and Agile engineering teams, they didn’t just build that database — they launched the world’s largest wine community. Read Full Article

What's New on oDesk

A 2015 Commitment to Quality

January 13, 2015 by

Quality matters on oDesk today, more than ever. With a workplace of more than 7M freelancers and clients, how can we do more to help talented and determined freelancers succeed? What programs can we put in place to reward your hard work and connect you with more opportunities? This year you’ll see several new programs that aim to answer these questions. Today, we’re introducing My Stats to help freelancers manage and understand their performance on oDesk. My Stats enables freelancers to deliver higher quality experiences to clients by providing clarity into where they excel and how they can improve. Read Full Article

The Way We Work

Here’s to an amazing 2015!

January 9, 2015 by

With more than 9 million registered freelancers and 3.5 million registered clients, Elance-oDesk is more than just an online workplace. Thanks to you, it’s a vibrant global community that’s changing the way the world works. Check out some of our community stories with the interactive version of our 2014 Annual Impact Report! Read Full Article

The Way We Work

Escrow Protection is live on oDesk

January 6, 2015 by

We’re kicking off the New Year with exciting news: Escrow Protection is now available on oDesk! As we told you in December, Escrow Protection provides clients and freelancers with a safer and more secure workplace. All new and existing fixed-price contracts are now covered by Escrow Protection and the oDesk Guarantee remains in place for hourly work. Read Full Article