This is my one last plea to Odesk to please get rid of this Connects system. For the first time since 2009, when I started my journey here on Odesk, I am seriously considering going out to look for a job in the "real world" I was so ecstatic when I came across odesk and was able to quit my crappy job and go full time. Last year I earned over $30,000 from odesk alone and was making up to $1000/week at my peak. Now, I am lucky if I make $200 week. I can't do it anymore. I'm falling behind on my debts and have had to ask my husband to pay my car payment and credit cards, and other medical expenses, something I hated doing because I wanted to help contribute to the family expenses. I've talked to past clients who said they left odesk simply because it got too expensive.
Obviously, the best freelancers here are complaining. I've read the forums.
Please, before I go look for another crappy job that I know I will hate, please reconsider going back to the original way of looking for jobs and get rid of the connects system. Leave it to Elance.
I think we get "Yikes" because this may be part of the phishing scam on oDesk. I got an email through oDesk about a totally new site. I saw on the Forum that it was a phishing scheme and I forwarded my email to oDesk. This was the same time frame as this post. Hmmm.
I am totally agree with you , in the month of april I earned about 0 $ and that was about 500 to 600 in march or feb .
The connect system is just bad and really bad for me ,
you can see that i have done at least more than 50 projects on odesk and my rating is also not bad 4.91 , with 1300+ hours .
Actually before i dont applies to too many jobs but the things was that there was some good clients on odesk , those who were interested in hiring people with skills and now >>> only cheap clients are left , those who want to work for them in free or work for them as a test of 1 hour .
More than 50% jobs in the past month was posted and no one is been hired on those jobs.
so where is odesk going now?? Up or Down .