Suggestion: allow providers to set an hourly rate for each job type so they are more marketable
casey b. 2 posts - United States
I'm sure there are lots of providers like myself who are capable of doing several types of jobs for buyers. Some work is harder, more technical, or requires more skill -- while other work can be easier and less of a cognitive burden on the provider.
I'd like to be able to set a lower hourly rate for the easier job types I am qualified for, so that I am more marketable in those areas -- but maintain a higher hourly rate for more difficult, technical, or skill-dense job types.
I see this as a win/win/win for providers, buyers, and oDesk because providers with a wide skill set would be more available to a wider set of buyers, and oDesk would make more money too because it's likely that providers like myself would be utilized more by buyers if my hourly rate was in line for each of the job areas for which i'm qualified.
Example: I would not want to charge someone $20 - $30 /hr to answer email or write SEO articles. But I would not want to offer functional QA testing for $1 - $5/hr, either.
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