I recently applied for a fixed-price review writing job for $20 wherein I will be submitting my work in .doc format. However when the job was offered to me, the contract was hourly (for 10 hours, $2 per hour). This is only my second job on oDesk and I have no experience with hourly contracts. My question is how are the hourly payments guaranteed? Because from my understanding, if my hours are not logged (and since I will not be working on Time App) then oDesk cannot guarantee payment from my client.
I'm kind of paranoid as I read quite often on the forums of people getting ripped off.
Feb 20, 2014 09:02:47 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 05:45:03 PMbyOluwakemi B
You can use manual hours too, if you have an understanding with your clients, though that is not guarantee. I have never use the tracking to record any of my hourly contract, I always input manually and I have never encountered any problems so I don't think there is any risk in it, but it may be I have been so lucky with my clients.