Feature Released - User Referral Program
Abid M. 133 posts - United States
What is it?
oDesk has just launched a User Referral Program to reward existing users for referring friends and colleagues to the site. When a current oDesk member refers a new user -- either a Buyer or Provider -- and he or she spends or earns $1,000 on oDesk, we will pay a one-time reward of $50 to the referring member. There are no limits on the number of friends you can refer to the oDesk site!
How can I join?
If you're a registered oDesk Provider or Buyer, you are automatically enrolled in our Referral Program. Existing users will see a new "My Referrals" tab in their My oDesk interface. This tab gives allows users to invite individual friends through email, or embed a referral link or banner in their emails or on their websites and blogs.
The "My Referrals" tab also gives the details of all referral activity, including the total rewards earned and the amount earned through each individual referral. oDesk will pay the referrer a one-time award of $50 when the new user completes $1,000 worth of work done on oDesk within 2 years of being referred.
How will I get paid?
Easy, the referral reward shows up in the user's weekly timelog and can be withdrawn just like every other payment. At present, Providers will be able to take out this payment as part of their earnings while Buyers can use it as credit towards future work on oDesk. We are working hard to enhance this shortly so Buyers can also take out their referral payments and spend their well-earned cash!
What are the benefits?
We appreciate when users bring their qualified colleagues onto our site and we want to return the favor! We are looking to reward users who bring in other high-quality, trusted professionals to the oDesk marketplace. We have found that referred users are much more likely to be successful on oDesk and improve the overall quality of our network. Increasing our user network leads to more jobs and improves the depth of skills and experience. Users who know and trust each other
are also able to build a stronger work community.
What will it look like?
My Referrals Tab:
Invite a Friend:
Note to Affiliate Managers: Adding Affiliate Contractors
If you are an Affiliate Manager and want to add Affiliate Contractors (your employees or members of your Affiliate Company) to the oDesk network, please do not invite them using the User Referral Program.
can add Affiliate Contractors to your Affiliate Company by going to the "Provider Console" section and clicking on the "Invite a provider to
this affiliate link" (see image below).
Please note that this is the only way to automatically add Affiliate Contractors.
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