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New and trying to get started

I am new to oDesk. Truth is, I signed up a few months ago, but now I am truly trying to get started.

I am looking for pointers on how to be effective with oDesk.


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Welcome to oDesk.This is a great company to be associated with.

I'm like you: signed up a while ago, never really did anything, and then BOOM, answered a couple of oDesk's Daily Job Alerts and I'm cookin'! Hopefully I'm not one of these "Individual results may vary" cases, but, whatever your field of excellence is (mine's voice/audio  production), answer those Job Alerts and take the oDesk tests.

Good Luck!

A tip that a lot of newbies

A tip that a lot of newbies overlook are the job alert feeds. Even better than the daily emails, these can be set up to alert you to new matches of any job search - and can check for new matches as often as you like.

I also suggest you take some time to read through the help center and blog. They both contain a ton of helpful information. On the blog, you may want to focus on the Freelancing Tips and Newsletter categories.

Jacqui - Forum Moderator | Help Center | oDesk blog | Contact Support