Tuesday, December 25, 2012

oDesk Tests - very Helpful for Contractors

Dear readers,
The topic of this post is about various oDesk Tests. oDesk.com provides more than 300 free skill tests for the contractor. These tests are really very helpful for the freelancers usually who are new. oDesk provides various tests from Adobe applications to English grammar to XML. oDesk is continually adding and revising their test selection, so it will be better if you check back regularly to their site for any new test. You can take these skills tests to highlight your newly acquired skills to your potential clients.

If you new to freelancing than there's nothing to worry! oDesk also offers the a Readiness Test to help acquaint the new contractors with their system. After getting registered, Contractor job application quotas are restricted until they pass this readiness test. Once they pass the Readiness Test, their job application quotes are increased or their bid limit exceeds. The duration for the oDesk Readiness Test is only 60 minutes. There are total 25 multiple choice questions, each question has between 1 and 8 options of which 1 or more may be correct.

You can take as many as tests as you want from more than 300 skill tests. So, oDesk always recommend contractors for check the list and take tests that correspond with skills they want to present to potential clients. Because these helps any client to find out his desired contractor. There is no penalty for failing in any test and it is FREE and anyone can retake the test after 30 days. You can also hide any tests scores if you do not like.

Here are some helpful suggestions / tips based on web portal of oDesk.com:

  • If you see a job post that you are interested in, take any skills tests listed in the requested qualifications. The Client probably will not consider your application otherwise. Be sure your passing test score is public, so clients will recognize you as a qualified candidate.
  • Take tests featured on the profiles of contractors in your specific field. You can click on other candidates with public profiles on job posts, or do a search for contractors to see what tests your competitors has taken.
  • Look for unique tests, the ones not many other contractors have taken. You can sort by Tests Taken to find these hidden gems. They may be new tests or unique skills; either way you will really stand out to any client looking for that specific skill.
  • You may take as many tests to highlight as many skills as you want. However, it may not be wise to leave them all visible on your profile. Generally, we advise you make only the better than average test scores public.
  • After taking any test, a test score listed as "above average" means it was in the 50% percentile - you scored better than half of all other test takers. But, if it shows as "below average", that means the other half scored better than you. Your profile is all about showing the client you're the best person for the job. Any test where you didn't score better than most people (a percentile of 50% or lower) will hurt your profile more than it helps. So hide it, work on your skills (oDesk suggests creating things you can add to your portfolio), and retake the test after 30 days.
The Readiness Test is not a hard test. Its an easy test, actually it helps any contractor to increase his / her daily bid limit. Making money online is getting popularity day by day through world. Freelancing / Outsourcing is one of the competitive money making strategy on the net. Lots of competitors are already trying hard. So, if you really want to make real cash from this kind jod than lots of work you have to do. Don't be late, start today.

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Become an Affiliate - oDesk Affiliate Program 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Become an oDesk Affiliate and Make Cash

Hello readers,
How are you today?
This post is about another interesting Online Money Making strategy on the internet. The idea is a common, well-known and competitive method of online revenue earning idea but one thing is very important to know if you are new, the important thing is: “You need a Primary Goal Setting, Hard Work and lots of Patience to win in this field”. For those who are new to Make Money Online and if they really do hard work than it will be easy for them.

I already said that the method is typical and common and may be you have already made a guess about the method seeing on the Image I used in this post. YES, it is a typical Affiliate Program among the lots of others Affiliate Marketing Program on the internet, oDesk Affiliate Program. oDesk run their program with another famous Affiliate Marketing company in the world called Commission Junction (CJ). The oDesk Affiliate Program has no fees, its FREE, just put their provided links on your Blog or Site up and start generating revenue today.

The official web portal of oDesk.com says that the Affiliate Program is one of the best pay-per-lead referral programs on the internet! You can earn by introducing new users to oDesk as an oDesk Affiliate. Currently they have two main programs and both of these programs have very competitive affiliate commissions. Below are a little about these two main programs on the web portal of oDesk:

1. Job Posters (Business to Business Affiliate Program):
Target Segment: Small Business Owners, Internet Entrepreneur.
oDesk will pay you $50 for each new lead you send to them who signs up as an employer on oDesk.com and verifies their credit card. The affiliates best-suited for this program are those specializing in bizops, B2B sales lead generation or content related to hiring, outsourcing, off-shoring, starting a new business, or innovation and big ideas.

2. Job Seekers (Freelancer or Job Site Affiliate Program):
Target Segment: Freelancers, Consultants, Technical Experts, Those seeking employment.
oDesk will pay you $0.50 for each new lead / user you referred / send to oDesk.com who signs up at oDesk as a Contractor and applies for a job. This is best-suited to affiliates specializing in job sites, career-oriented content, and sites that appeal to technical experts such as graphic designers, programmers, etc.

oDesk says "We're consistently considered one of the best affiliate programs, with some of the highest EPC, best affiliate support, and freshest "swipe content" of any b2b lead generation program".

How to get started with oDesk affiliate program:

  • If you have any site or blog, than submit it today to oDesk for approval sign up today and go for it. Most sites are approved within 24 hours after the submission, as long as it isn’t engaged in any illegal or unsavory activities. There are no traffic minimums in order to participate in this program.
  • Place banners or links ads on your website or blog. Paste the provided HTML code into your blog or website.
  • Do you have any job or entrepreneurship-focused site? You can use affiliate-enabled RSS job and contractor listing feeds of oDesk to generate fresh content in real time.
  • If you are interested in writing articles on freelancing, outsourcing, entrepreneurship, technology, career or other topic? If you already mentioned or put a link back to oDesk on your site than replace that www.odesk.com with your specially encoded URL (affiliate link) and start getting paid for your referrals.
  • Start a CPC campaign on Google AdWords using the affiliate links from oDesk.
  • If you don’t have any site or blog of your own than you don’t need to worry! With advanced link feature, you can create text links that deep link to anywhere within the odesk.com domain. That means you can customize your own affiliate SEM campaign, social media marketing, direct email affiliate strategy, or anything else you can dream up!
  • Since oDesk affiliate program runs with CJ, the payments are processed through Commission Junction (CJ) on the 10th of every month, but your stats are tracked in real time.
oDesk authority has created an affiliate site with lots online tools and developer API’s for those super affiliates who wants to get creative with their CPA lead generation. For more info about this affiliate program and others please visit oDesk.com.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Freelancer.com Blog - Learning Tool for Freelancers

Dear Readers,
In this post, I am going to tell you about another interesting, helpful and important but most common (I said common because all the people who are involved with freelancer dot com, he / she knows about it), the tool is Freelancer Blog. If you think that this tool won't help you anymore, than you are right but if you think that this tool will help you a lot than you are on it ! The main aspect of this writing is to help yourself prepared for learning new Announces, NEWS, Tips etc from Freelancer.com.

If you think that the freelancer blog is not going to help you. It's fine ! You can use another tool to increase your online income. There are lots of tutorial tools that can help you to become a master in the Freelancing or Outsourcing world. Every Outsourcing / Freelancing sites are trying to help both their Contractors and Providers, I think their main profit depends on the relation between the Buyer and Coder. So, lots of free tools are available around you. You can use whatever you want.

The truth is if you want to earn money from online outsourcing sites, than you have to do everything your own. Specially who are new to freelancing need to know that the money making way is easy but competitive, lots of competitors are waiting for you. The online freelance market is increasing rapidly around the Globe due to the availability of telecom devices and services. So, Interests, Hard Working Attitude and Patience are the three most common requirements to make a clear place for yourself in the Virtual Freelancing Marketplace.

Some blog post are like as follows, click on these link to read more details:

Freelancer.com acquires Scriptlance
New Feature - My Credentials 
Outsource Website Design - Success Story

If you want to be a successful freelancer than you have to keep yourself informed about for the various NEWS, Features, Tutorials, Tips about and from the Outsourcing Sites you work with.

For those who are new and want to make some real cash from outsourcing field: Before get registered with any freelance or outsourcing site, just read more than once the Help / Tutorial or related section of the sites. You don't need to read lots of tips from other blogs or sites to be a good rated provider. At the very beginning, I made lots of these kind of mistakes. To be professional in this field, Concentration on work is very important. At the starting, follow the instructions or tips or tutorials, keep on biding, make a clear and intelligent profile of yourself, attractive description of your work and experiences etc. See at least 10 to 15 best profiles, it will help a lot and I think it won't so hard for you.

Anyway, readers thank you very much for reading my post.

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