Dec 19, 2013 09:21:44 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 06:49:53 AMbyKyle F
After alot of thought and consideration, I have decided that (instead of the Star Wars toys I asked for in my last letter) this year, all I want for Christmas -in addition to my two front teeth- is for ODesk to make a few changes.
I. A milestone payment system for fixed-price jobs.
II. An ODesk app for mobile phones.
III. A way to contest feedback.
IV. Region-specific minimum wages / budgets.
V. Require clients to have payment method verified before posting jobs.
VI. Update skills tests to reflect the latest versions of software (CS3 is no longer relevant)
VII. More robust portfolio options - embedded video, "live preview" for website designs, multiple images, etc.)
VIII. Email notifications for new jobs relevant to your profile.
IX. Better freelancer-search function.
X. Seriously, region-specific minimum wage/budgets. $5 for a design is not reasonable in a US market.
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.