All Things oDesk
August 13, 2010 by Erica Benton

We recently asked readers to share with us on Twitter their big ideas – with the promise that the top three would win $250 in oDesk credit to help make their dream a reality. Inspired by our Future of Work video, the entries that came in to the #futureofwork hashtag were touching, funny, smart, challenging and just a tiny glimpse at what we all might be able to accomplish – for ourselves and others – in the future of work.

You top three ideas, and our winners of $250 in oDesk credit are:

@softsandila – There should be some big site which could enable users to share in road-trips if a vehicle is traveling with extra space.

@RebeccaHaden – The world needs an excellent new math instruction site as cool as a video game site, appealing to both boys & girls.

@AishaDansalRN – I will set up an online tutorial company tru @odesk for nurses about nursing techniques and basic life support

Here are some of our other favorites, whose bright ideas might still someday change the world:

@oleigatdula – Parental Outsourcing like Tutoring Business. This something we need in todays economy – least expensive to start up.

@finaldata – I would create a small group to brainstorm for a way to address climate change!

@thewritingmommy – my idea is to cr8 a community “gifting” clearing house.people would list their needs & abilities to barter/buy/sale

@pasqual_facundo – At least once a month people who work on a computer should get a free massage

@sarahbuhr – I would like to create a high tech work-spa where ppl can work/freelance/commute and relax at the same time

@Bess – Build an virtual medical rescuer to coach non-medically trained bystanders to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

@Nawib – develop association for women in business to empower their greatness with a community of peers, biz tools, resources etc

@positivekristen – My next #futureofwork is to take my 16k FB page Power of Positivity & hire bloggers who can help me spread positivity arnd the globe!

@eHhT – “green mind effect” To create a team “green minds” to produce awareness advertisements which will make the people think green

@BENatDAP – disaster relief w/transparency so $ gets 2 orgs doing job&orgs get info 2 coord

@nicholashundley – I want all children to grow up healthy, vibrant, and strong #futureofwork see:

Congratulations to our winners! And, thanks again to everyone who shared their amazing ideas – please keep us updated on how you’re turning those ideas into reality… we love to hear about how you are changing how the world works!

Erica Benton

Social Media Guru

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

  • Roland Schopp

    Regarding the first of the top ideas (from @softsandila):
    Please have a look at
    A StartUp, i support, with exactly that groundbreaking, worldchanging, disruptive idea.

  • Victor

    About the math site, have you checked Khan Academy?

    I think it would be a waste of your efforts if you duplicated what Sal’s already done. I’m not saying you shouldn’t go for it, just that you should see if what you have in mind is not already done. Better find out now than later!

  • http://none srachamshetty

    It would help having a watchlist where the user can just add a job listing to the watchlist and then apply for those later. because all information being asked in the job is not immediately available and when we put in watchlist we can get back to it when ready.

    • Erica

      Srachamshetty – Thanks for the thoughts on product improvement! This kind of product feedback belongs in our community where our product team can readily respond to it. Please share your thoughts there!

  • Nadeem Ahmed

    well my idea is that u should start online game here like Poker etc.. just like in facebook or u should connect with the facebook so that people have money on their odesk account they will play with that money just like original casino they play with original USD chips here.