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oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« on: March 21, 2016, 04:34:48 PM »
Just wondering, if you lived in a world where oDesk and Upwork were two separate companies, which one would you choose and why?

For me, I would say oDesk. I've had some issues with oDesk, but I earned more with less confusion than with the new incarnation known as Upwork.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 05:22:49 AM »
I signed up for Odesk before but didn't do anything on the site since I was busy doing other things. I have heard that it changed to Upwork, and still I am not a member there. Thus, I am sorry not being able to answer your question. I am sure by bringing this thread up, someone might be able to give you some tips.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 05:28:16 AM »
I was a member when it was still odesk but I never had tried using the site at all. My friends are complaining about the scammers on the site and usually the newbies are the ones being victimized. If this will continue then I will not be choosing any platform.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 05:35:13 AM »
I have an account that I've never done anything with at oDesk, but I've heard that when it was still a standalone site, it was a fairly easy and decent site to work for. Such a shame, because I never utilised the opportunity when I had it to do work there. I'm not so familiar with the merger that led to UpWork and I've never heard any reviews as to how good or bad it is, so I'd probably go with oDesk. I guess because of the element of familiarity? It doesn't bode well that you don't sound very impressed with UpWork!


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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 08:45:52 AM »
If they went back to being separate? Upwork (i.e. Elance). The quality of clients and work there always far outstretched oDesk, which was always more the "budget" end of things. I don't particularly like the new format, to be honest, but Elance rocked.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 11:57:54 AM »
I encountered a very nasty client on Odesk that turned me off to the site. I recently got a job from UPwork which sounded very interesting, but when I went to follow up on it the link didn't work. I emailed about it, and have gotten no response. I guess I may try another follow up to see what happens.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 01:12:34 PM »
I will start by saying that I have never used Upwork. I was a member of Odesk but could never find much to do on it, so I guess just out of pure disappointment of Odesk, I'd go with  Upwork.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 01:27:25 PM »
When reading this thread I was really not aware of any one of these titles to websites that make money.  The Up-work site I have been familiar with but have never actually applied.  I will go over to the site and research since I have been   really curious to what it en-tells.   Wondering how much income can be made.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2016, 10:07:03 AM »
For me it's Upwork. That's the one I've had more work from, for one thing. But I've also found Odesk to be a little lower brow, similar to Freelancer. On that basis alone, I'd always target Upwork.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2016, 09:02:44 AM »
I earned good money with odesk, however, when it changed to upwork, I have been unable to find any job. My success rate on odesk was 50 percent, however, on upwork it is zero percent. Based on success rate I would work with odsk, even though I don't see any major changes with upwork.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2016, 03:27:12 AM »
Honestly, if given a chance like that, I'd choose oDesk anytime. I've been using that platform and went through various problems when they started merging with Elance.

Most of the time, what annoyed the independent contractors there are the bugs, presence of scam job postings despite the website trying to control it, and the difficulty to land a job since the merger happened. Well, it used to be that, until they started their sliding fee scheme. I think all hell broke lose for Upwork since then.

Oh, how I miss the old and very simple oDesk.

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Re: oDesk or Upwork: Which One Would You Work For?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2016, 04:09:25 AM »
I recently signed up with Upwork but I really don't feel good about using my real name and giving all those real life information like my address, and yeah, my picture. It seems unfair for me to bare myself when I hardly know the prospective employers. I have scanned the available jobs, and there are many but I know that I have to bid for them. For standard members, there are limits to how many bids you can make in a month. I haven't tried bidding as I've been busy lately with content writing.

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