Sample Work: Red Flags and Reasonable Responses

October 12, 2010 by

As an online contractor, inevitably prospective employers will ask you to show them samples of your work. There's a fine line, however, between using previous work to showcase your skills and spending time and effort creating something new for a prospective employer to "see what you can do." Read Full Article

How to Hire Tech Workers When You Don’t Know a Bit From a Byte

October 11, 2010 by

So, you need a website, but don't know where to start. Or, you're dreaming of an iPhone app for your business, but learning iOS development just isn't in the cards. There inevitably comes a time when you need to hire someone whose technical skills are so far outside your comfort zone, they may as well be speaking Martian during their interview. Here are a few steps to help you hire tech workers when you don't know a bit from a byte. Read Full Article

Trend Spotlight: WordPress

September 29, 2010 by

Wordpress has become synonymous with blogging. While it isn’t the only content management system, it is certainly the most popular in the oConomy, amongst the Technorati Top 100 blogs, and arguably the largest on the Internet with over 27 million publishers . The Wordpress trends page offers additional insight into this hot online publishing platform. Read Full Article

Are You Too Connected?

September 28, 2010 by

Being connected to the internet and your cell phone might be the way you earn your living, but being overly connected can become progressively problematic in your life. And if you think you are immune to the addiction, you might be wrong. Read Full Article

midVentures LAUNCH

September 27, 2010 by

We're excited to announce that oDesk will be sponsoring the upcoming midVenturesLAUNCH conference in Chicago, Illinois scheduled for September 27-28th. As the largest startup and entrepreneurship conference in the Midwest, midVentures will welcome more than 3,000 attendees and speakers from well-known companies such as Google, Groupon, CrowdSPRING, OpenTable, Hipmunk, OkCupid, and Reddit. Read Full Article

Taming the Workload: How to Manage Deadlines

September 14, 2010 by

Deadlines can be a source of stress, or they can be the driving force behind structuring your work flow--it all depends on how you manage them. If you’re flying solo in your career, then you are--for better or worse--your own personal project manager. How can you manage your deadlines so they don't end up managing you? Read Full Article

Tools for Organizing Your Online Work Life

August 30, 2010 by

Unless you’re one of the lucky few with a steel-trap mind, then you’d probably benefit from a little help when it comes to organizing your online work life. A good calendar and task list are essential, and you may benefit from some of the web 2.0 offerings in the realm of note taking and idea management. Read Full Article