Helpful links:

For Contractors:

Or, watch the videos here:





Tips for Newbies:


What and how work at oDesk is guaranteed (meaning, if the employer does not pay, oDesk will pay the contractor….however, the guarantee only works for hourly jobs with valid or verified work history.  Fixed price jobs and offline hours are not guaranteed, therefore, pay is at the employer’s discretion):

Payday/Payment Schedule:

Payment Methods:

Helpful link for Employers:

Or watch these videos:






9 thoughts on “Resources

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  2. Hello Verena,

    Thanks so much for this article. I find it very useful being a neophyte freelancer here at odesk. In fact,I will add it on my favorites to give me ideas on how-to’s as i still haven’t got any assignment yet. I’m sure your tips could help me a lot to find one for myself.

    thanks so much!

    God bless!


    • Hi Cecille, welcome to freelancing and thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, I will try to add as many resources as I can. Keep on improving your profile and applying to jobs fitting your skill set. It won’t be long before you will have your first assignment.

      God bless and good luck!


  3. Hi Ms. Verena,

    I’ve read and learned a lot from your blog, it was so helpful lalo na when I was just starting out. 🙂 I have one quick question with regards to withdrawing the money, I don’t plan to withdraw the money anytime soon and I’m waiting for a certain amount for it to reach before ko ilabas. My question is ok lang ba un if it stays there for like 5-6months? No limit po ba un? I’m just worried lang po kasi baka meron pala limit ng days, baka 3months maximum lang pala or what. Yun lang po.

    Thank you

    God Bless!


    • Hi Sheena,
      Thanks for visiting, and I’m glad that you learned a lot from my posts. I’ve been very busy with my assignments/contracts so there has been no update here. I have a lot of to share but got no time to write. Anyway, to answer your question, you have complete control over when and how much to withdraw. Withdraw earnings the day they become available or make larger withdrawals less frequently to reduce your fees. You can even split your earnings between multiple withdrawal methods.

      I hope this helps.

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