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Alternative's to oDesk without minimum wage?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wizdorf, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. wizdorf

    wizdorf Regular Member

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    oDesk in all of its glory and wisdom decided that the marketplace wasn't sufficient enough to decide how much an hourly wage should be. Instead forcing a minimum wage of $3/hr starting in November.

    I'm sorry, but $1/hr data mining/data entry VA's just aren't worth $3/hr. If I already need to deal with language barriers, added training time and the added time to manage a virtual team I'm sure as heck not gonna do it for 3x the price and zero added benefit.

    What are some reasonable alternatives to oDesk? Last time I looked around I didn't find much to compare but then again I wasn't that motivated. Now I am.
     
  2. AutoSeoPro

    AutoSeoPro Regular Member

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    freelancer.com, elance.com are the biggest ones.
     
  3. wizdorf

    wizdorf Regular Member

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    Isn't eLance and oDesk owned by the same company?

    Does freelancer offer a workforce like odesk?
     
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    Visit Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    seo services in the u.s. are pretty good
     
  6. Flodner

    Flodner Regular Member

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    Yes, odesk and elance are owned by the same company, it happened several month ago (as I remember from newsletter).
    It seems they tried to merge, but probably decided to keep 2 sites separately.
    In general I prefer odesk to elance (their navigation seems worse for me), but they charge 10% from each work))
     
  7. ForgotTheMilk

    ForgotTheMilk Newbie

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    Just pay them off odesk. FInd them on odesk then pay off odesk.
     
  8. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    What you can do is figure out how much data they can mine/input in a given hour, and switch them to fixed price. I hate oDesk's new change, but it is what it is.
     
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    xoziggieox Registered Member

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    or pay by the project instead
     
  11. Ecophobia

    Ecophobia Newbie

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    In my recent experience for coding and design work studio.envatocom is the best.
    Few more for design job behancenet/joblist and 99designscom
     
  12. writer88

    writer88 Junior Member

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    there's no alternative of freelancer.com ...it's the best