Get the job done — on demand.
Find the help you need to take care of business. Dip into our impressive pool of talented professionals to tackle virtually any project on your timeline and terms.
Connect with qualified freelancers.
Post your job description to thousands of potential hires. You’ll get applications from skilled candidates—often within minutes.
Hire the right person for the project.
Review work histories, past client feedback, test scores, and portfolios to narrow the field. Then set up a virtual interview to chat with and choose the best candidate.
Watch the work as it happens.
Tracking your project is easy. Monitor activity, send messages, and review work-in-progress snapshots with our smart management tools.
Pay without paperwork.
oDesk handles all financial transactions, sending secure payments to freelancers across the globe. Just use our Work Diary to review hours, and we’ll take care of the rest!
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Frequently asked questions
How do I find the right freelancer for my project?
It all starts with the job post. Choose from three options that best suit your needs:
Public Post: Make your project instantly visible to all active freelancers
Private Invite: A Private Invite allows you to directly contact an individual whose skills match your project - the best way to contact a freelancer whose work you’re familiar with
Hybrid Post: Combine a Public Post with Private Invites for maximum exposure
What is the oDesk Guarantee?
oDesk guarantees you will only pay for hours actually worked. Our Work Diary tracks time and takes work-in-progress snapshots, giving you visibility into project progress and accurately tracking time spent.
What’s the difference between hourly and fixed-price projects?
Hourly projects are secure and flexible. You can put a cap on total weekly hours worked, access our Work Diary, and enjoy the oDesk Guarantee. Fixed-price projects let you negotiate a flat rate with your freelancer. Note: Fixed-price projects are not covered by the oDesk Guarantee.
How much does oDesk charge?
It is always free to sign up, post jobs, interview candidates and hire on oDesk. The freelancer rate you see already includes a 10% oDesk fee, so you pay nothing extra!