Nov 8, 2013 10:39:03 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 02:11:53 PMbyNasima K
I can not bid less then $4 for each hourly job. It's said "Please enter an amount between $4 and $899.1".
I am working as a web researcher, data entry, seo, smm etc, in this area clients not give more then 3$/hr, 2$/hr, 1$/hr so what's we guys do.
so, please change to previous format.
Nov 9, 2013 11:18:00 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:57:32 PMbyAmir G
This is radicoulous! very stupid action done by even more stupid decision makers on odesk, need to hire somebody for $2.78 and odesk does not allow! THIS IS TIME OF SUICIDE FOR ODESK.
If as an employer I can't hire less than $4.44 I will go to eLance or any other place that would allow me to freely hire on the agreed rate. $4.44 is NOT minimum wage in a lot of countries minimum wage is $.50 so what the hell is going on with odesk i have no idea. I am one of the oldest employers on odesk and they started being horrible so soon
Nov 13, 2013 09:39:22 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:57:44 PMbyNatacha R
Read Amir's comment, he's complaining that he can't hire at $2.78 and that he will go to Elance. I just wanted to point out that Elance has a minimum hourly rate of $3 - billed to client $3.29, so not even there he will be able to hire.
Nov 13, 2013 09:57:32 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:57:46 PMbyMarcia M
I know what he said. I was just pointing out that Elance's and oDesks' decisions don't have to do with a national minimum wage. They are business decisions. He was talking about minimum wages in different countries.
There must be a point at which oDesk is earning so little commission from a job that the cost of administration is higher than the commission received.
There is also the possibility that oDesk is concerned that its reputation as a place to find cheap (and therefore probably not very highly skilled) contractors is turning away clients who would be willing to pay more money for higher quality work and turning away highly skilled contractors who could attract more pay.
Nov 13, 2013 10:07:27 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 03:57:47 PMbyNatacha R
I just did a test, clients are able to hire at $2.
It's complicated. I'm all for free market, but there are just so many "cents" offers on oDesk, something needs to be done. I also think oDesk might be concerned with its cheap reputation.
Oct 9, 2014 10:58:00 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 08:51:00 PMbyMichael I
I just read your comment that some countries minimum wage is $.50 I will like to you to do this for me. Just go to that country and start residing there. Don't you have conscience. Do you want to make slaves out of them or you want to give them a better live. Shame on you.