I may be "new" to the forum but I am not new to the ways of making money on the internet... over the years I have made thousands online and acquired skills along the way which helped to earn more money as time has gone on. Unfortunately life has took most of my time the last couple years and I dropped off making money online for at least the last 2 years but have finally jumped back on the horse and started building a name for myself once again and earning some money along the way. Since I joined BHW I have noticed some posts asking how to make money online and I guess these folks haven't tried hard enough to make any money so this is why I am going to post this thread on how to earn at least $100 a week using oDesk with some extra time that is being used to ask how to make money online. First to make any money on oDesk which is a freelance jobs site you must have at least one skill... doesn't even have to be a skill in which you are an expert in since many people rather pay a lower price for less experience. For example I have experience in web design / Photoshop / SEO / article writing (not the best) which I have been using to get simple jobs that earn me over $100 a week on the side when I am not working at my full-time job. Now you are going to want to create an account on oDesk and create an attractive profile... they will not let your job proposals show if you have not taken the time to set up a decent profile. When you set up a profile you are going to want to do these main things - upload a picture of yourself that is respectful and professional, write about the skills that you have even if it is one skills. Beef that paragraph up about the skill you have so that it lures clients into wanting to use you for work. Upload some examples in your portfolio of work you have done whether it be websites that you have designed or articles that you have wrote. After your profile is completed I know everyone is going to be eager to find a job and start making that money. What I learned is do not go for the $100+ jobs first since they take a lot more time and you are new even if you have skills behind you the client does not know this. Aim for jobs that are only for $5-10 for the first week so they are fast to complete and after the job is done the client can give you feedback which is vital on oDesk. Since these $5-10 jobs can be completed in 15-20 minutes you can rack up 10-20 client feedback ratings in the first week which will allow you to receive more jobs from clients since you have a good feedback. So now fast forward a week after you have already been making $5-10 here and there to gain good reputable feedback on oDesk. There you have it, your first week you probably have already made $100 and you are not even bidding for decent priced jobs. Now that you have the feedback needed you can start bidding on bigger jobs and have more of chance to be interviewed and chosen to complete the job which means more money for you and the end result you can make $100+ a week using oDesk. This method is guaranteed to work if you take the time and effort to do it right... also completing the skill tests help get you jobs also since the client can see on your profile which ones you have taken and passed. Currently I have completed 4 which 2 are in the skill I am focusing on now to earn from and 2 are just if I see a side job that I can complete that relates. Like I said as long as you are not lazy and want money for doing nothing then this is a sure fire set in stone method to earning. After just a week and a half of being on oDesk after being away from making money online I have already earned more than $250 after I work a 48 hour week at my full-time job. Tips about oDesk / Job Proposals / Etc... - Focus on creating a excellent profile to attract clients to your work. - Take skill tests to show clients that you can do the work. - When submitting a job proposal take your time and write out an excellent proposal that is professional. - Undershoot the clients budget - Example their budget is $100 give them a proposal of $75 if you know it is worth the time to make $75 and your not cutting yourself short. - Try to avoid submitting proposals to clients who do not have any proven funding for the job, no hires, etc. since this will take away from your proposal limit. If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them in the thread. Please do not PM me since I am busy using this method myself and don't have time to personally coach everyone who PM's me.