Saturday, December 26, 2009


oDesk Certified oDesk Professional

After years of not being able to work on my Odesk due recurring computer issues, i tried my luck again. This time with the intention of really working on getting jobs online through writing. However, there is one task that i have to go back with, which is passing the ODesk Professional Test. I suppose one could say that is the ultimate test because without passing this examination, one could be really say that i am really ODesk ready. I was not confident i will pass it but then, no guts, no glory, right? To pass the test, one should have the perfect score. Of course, there is the retake and every thing. However, it would be nice to have it on Take 1. Wheeww....I Passed It. How nice it felt. How nice it really felt.

Again, Happy Holidays every one and take care.


chubskulit said...

Congrats ate!

Wishing you and your family a happy new year!

RACNicole said...

Hi, this is Nicole from Rent a Coder. Congratulations on passing your test. It sounds as if you're certainly online-work-ready :-) I'd like to point out a few issues with using services like oDesk since those issues could influence your satisfaction and earnings.

First, oDesk requires workers to move their mouse/keyboard every minute or two, or they don't guarantee to pay you. This can be very difficult (or impossible), when you're doing things like planning, design or other mental work. To protect yourself, you have to try to remember to constantly jiggle your mouse (which can be like "trying to talk and chew bubble gum at the same time"), or choose to forego the guarantee. Rent a Coder pays you for this sort of work without requiring you to do this. In addition, Odesk only guarantees to pay you for the first eight hours in a day. If you're working hard on a project for a buyer and have to go over that time, you do it at your own risk. At Rentacoder, every hour is guaranteed.

Second, on pay-for-deliverables projects, Rent a coder requires the buyer to escrow 100% of the funds upfront and protects your money with arbitration (and will force a malicious buyer to pay you). We will even go so far as to test the deliverables if necessary to prove you met the contract. But Odesk doesn't do any of these things. So you can do all the work and end up not getting paid a cent.

Third, oDesk's limited arbitration could prevent you from getting rightfully paid for the work you do. And they won't test your work to make sure it meets contract requirements. At Rentacoder, we offer free arbitration on all projects.

There are other differences as well. I invite you and your visitors to compare the 7 major services through this link to learn even more:

If you have any questions, please let me know.
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