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jahirbd36
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Appreciate odesk's recent approach to change hour rate.

Thanks to odesk for their recent approach of changing the hour rate. There is no doubt that oDesk is one of the best online marketplace. So I think it's necessary to make this type of changes as soon as possible. I prefer the minimum rate should be at least $1 for the fresh candidate who hasn't got any job yet. And from the 2nd job the minimum rate should $2/$3. $3 will be much better if oDesk consider it.
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kugrin
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I don't think that that's how it works. My understanding is that the minimum is not set globally but that client can set it. Great either way!

I Appreciate odesk's recent approach to change hour rate but it will be minimum 2$/hr so that every one work on odesk not the person who already have a 2/3 thousand hrs.... So please odesk change it to minimum $2/hr...
mbostami
Member

I think based on the category of job the Odesk can change or fix the minimum hourly rate. How can it possible within $1 to work ? Yes, $3 is the perfect minimum rate to start any job & I also suggest & request to Odesk about the mentioned rate to fix for all. Thanks Bayazid Bostami
asajid
Member

Hi everyone, We are constantly testing different levers to increase the efficiency of the oDesk marketplace to ensure clients are finding the freelancers they need and freelancers are getting the jobs that they are best suited for. We have several tests running to understand what impact a minimum wage would have on the marketplace. As this is a complex area, we expect to run these tests in the marketplace for a significant time period. However we are not currently implementing a universal minimum wage. Hope this helps!
oDesk Forum Moderator Always reach for the skies, for even if you fall, you'll still be on the top of the world...

How about testing stuff on a group of >volunteers< instead of **** people's livings with no warning? *[Removed by Admin]

I thought you left this place for dead!!! LOL

I agree. Darren is always right ๐Ÿ™‚

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admark
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I loved this idea of minimum rate, as this will help all freelancers to earn better and maintain a healthy environment. Go ahead odesk, would love to see $4 as minimum rate.

Shouldn't freelancers and clients be able to agree on their own hourly rate and not have it dictated by oDesk? Using India as an example: the minimum wage in India is somewhere between $15 and $23 per week, depending on the region. Under oDesks's new scheme of making $4 per hour the minimum, a full time freelancer from India would earn around 10 times their local minimum wage! And that is the lowest they could bid... This seems to be eliminating the very reason oDesk exists in the first place - to leverage international markets in order to provide mutually beneficial opportunities for both freelancers and clients.

as an employer who uses odesk, I don't like the min. rate. If odesk continues to push this min. rate, employers will end up using other sites, and then freelancers will end up going to those other sites also.

According to you, ideal freelancer should live in cardboard box, have a prehistoric laptop and use wi-fi from nearby coffee shop. Also he should charge less than 1$ per hour and be very happy with that.

"as an employer who uses odesk, I don't like the min. rate." As a person who eats food, I don't like having to pay for it - I think I should be given it for free, and I'm not bothered who else has to have their own life belittled to get it to me for free, because I am me and that's all that matters... Life is full of things we don't like... so we either put up with them or exploit others to get around them.

Are you saying you don't care who you have to step on to get what you want? That is exactly what it sounds like. If you think work is free, you have another thing coming. Your statement, "As a person who eats food, I don't like having to pay for it," guess what buddy.... We all eat to live and we have to pay in some way for that sustenance. Your comment turns my stomach! You're truly disgusting.

I think Stephen was making a sarcastic reference to a previous post by a poster who was stating that he "didn't like the minimum wage".

Really, I do know that the US and English senses of humour can be quite different (ie, the English have one ๐Ÿ˜› ) , but it was hardly subtle and arcane - especially given it was set almost immediately after the post before, which I also quoted. Yes, David is right, it was sarcasm. I make no apologies for it (hold on... maybe Misty is being sarcastic too...) and I'm not really disgusting - in fact I'm quite nice and a big softy if you get to know me

I didn't pay much attention to the post beforehand when I came across that. Well, to the OP of that then, he or she is disgusting ๐Ÿ˜„ I do apologize for mistaken it as you saying that.

Apology accepted Misty - and I agree about the other person - was just trying to make my point in a more English way, which sometimes backfires... ๐Ÿ™‚

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law It can be very hard to effectively show sarcasm on the internet. No matter how ridiculous you sound, someone will probably believe you are serious, or even sincerely agree with your ridiculous statement.

Smart fellow, that Poe ๐Ÿ™‚

The don't expect us freelancers to have a life. We are just e-slaves to them!

I agree with you. The ways rates are falling, no person will be able to get any jobs at all at the rates they deserve (I guess it is already happening).

Actually some clients do realize that skill costs $$$. I've had two clients come back to me after initially hiring contractors with below-sea-level fees. Since they have a tight deadline, I asked them to pay twice my rate (because its the weekend and I'm on vacation) and they happily did after realizing the folly of their ways. Bottom line, ask for the right rate you deserve if you have skills. People will pay the right price if no one else can perform at the level you do. Experts command expert rates and if the client does not want to pay that, just move on. There are plenty of other clients who you will be better off working with.


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Thank you Rizwan ๐Ÿ™‚


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