Our favorite blog this month was John Cow's description of his first ventures onto oDesk. For a neophyte buyer, he sure has an intuitive understanding of the process. His first post (stay tuned for more) describes posting jobs, interviewing and using small test gigs to find the best programmer for a longer-term project. Wisely, he knows better than to merely seek the cheapest provider:
I will then cross check the cost per hour, quality and time to come up with my best candidate... The winner may not be the cheapest or fastest, but instead will be the person that has the best balance of all three.
Welcome aboard, John!
Lastly, how could we not love a blog post that's titled I am very proud about being a provider with oDesk? Eliza describes how when she was becoming very worried about mounting bills, a friend suggested she sign up for oDesk. She says she quickly landed her first job, and as far as money worries go, well, her latest post is about buying a new washing machine. So congratulations to a successful new provider!
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