All Things oDesk
July 27, 2010 by Erica Benton

We usually offer tips on improving your remote-work techniques, but this time we wanted to step back and just appreciate how cool remote work really is. Consider this your summer break (unless it happens to be winter where you are), and check out our new Future of Work video. It’s the story of a guy who takes his own “big idea” and builds it into a successful business, with the help of a talented woman he’ll never meet in person. It is a story oDesk users live every day, but it’s still pretty incredible!

So, what’s your “big idea”? How are you making that dream a reality? Tell us on Twitter, and we may help you get it off the ground. You have until Aug. 10 to tweet your elevator pitch using the hashtag #futureofwork. Got more detail than 140 characters allow? Add a link to any progress you’ve made so far. We’re going to pick the three best ideas and award each person a $250 credit to hire on oDesk and help make their dream come true. Check back here on Aug. 12 to see who won!

You’ve already joined the movement — now spread the word, and tweet us your big idea!

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Erica Benton brings nearly a decade of experience as a small business owner, freelancer and independent contractor to her position as the editor-in-chief of the oDesk Blog.

Erica Benton

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Erica Benton joined oDesk in 2009, bringing with her nearly a decade of small business and freelance experience, and a love of all things social. Her passion for startups, technology and marketing was born during her tenure with Kulesa Faul Public Relations, while she learned the art of entrepreneurship firsthand through Equine Alternatives, a business she founded while earning her Bachelor of Science degree from… read more

  • http://www.shamblin.net John Shamblin

    Good point, Diann. I’ve also suggested to oDesk that buyers be allowed to give feedback during a project, rather than having to end the assignment and rehire someone they like working with.

  • Diann H.

    oDesk, Im not sure where to send this, or if this is the place, But I would like Ongoing Employers to be able to leave Feedback after each project I do for them without having to re-hiring me. Thats a big hassle for them. I do several projects for 3 different employers but not getting any feedback as I complete each one, because they dont want to have to re-hire me. How about making a change on this?

    • Erica

      Diann – thanks for the feedback! The best place to share your perspective on oDesk’s offerings is in our feedback forum, where our developers and product team can collect all the great insights from our users and respond directly to them!

      Thanks,
      Erica