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oDesk UK at a Glance

  • 2 million
    HOURS
    billed in 2013
  • 45,000
    CLIENTS
    in the UK
  • 76,000
    JOBS
    posted in 2013
  • 71,000
    FREELANCERS
    in the UK

Top 10 Projects Posted by UK Clients

FEATURED CLIENT

“Every startup should be thinking about how to best leverage their founding team. As long as oDesk exists, projects that don’t match the founders’ skill sets should be delegated.”
  Alex Depledge // Co-founder, Hassle.com
“I was really pleased to find this quality of talent on oDesk available to start at a moment's notice. It really helps sustaining momentum.”
  Celso Pinto // CEO, SimpleTax
“It dawned on me that there was a whole world of people who could help out. And oDesk not only made it easy to find these people, but to manage their daily work and tightly control the quality of their output.”
  Matthew Ogston // Co-founder, JobPage
  • ODESK USER SINCE:
    2012
  • MARKET:
    Booking platform for house cleaning services
  • HIRES FOR:
    SEM consultants
  • AFFILIATIONS:
    Springboard
    (now Techstars)
Challenge

Founders lacked marketing knowledge, sinking too much precious time into setup and management of Google AdWords campaigns.

Solution

Delegated research, bidding, and optimization of campaigns to freelancer, saving the team 30 hours a week. SEM is now their main source of acquisition, fueling 291% growth in 3 months.

  • ODESK USER SINCE:
    2013
  • MARKET:
    Online tax filing platform
  • HIRES FOR:
    Python developers
  • AFFILIATIONS:
    Seedcamp, EC1 Capital, Charlotte Street Capital
Challenge

Coming from abroad, the founders couldn’t find Python developers locally at short notice.

Solution

Initially considered oDesk a temporary solution, but quickly found affordable, quality talent. Work Diary feature instilled so much trust that plans have been made to scale a “bench” of five Python developers up and down on a long-term basis.

  • ODESK USER SINCE:
    2010
  • MARKET:
    UK-based job site
  • HIRES FOR:
    Programmers, web developers, online marketers, copywriters
  • AFFILIATIONS:
    Mini Seedcamp London, TechCrunch Europas award
Challenge

A consultant by day and coder by night, founder couldn’t complete enough work by himself to get to Minimum Viable Product.

Solution

Recruited top developers and online experts from Poland, England, and Scotland who could engineer solutions while he was sleeping or working at his consulting day job.

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