Feb 23, 2014 11:31:44 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 05:47:53 PMbyDianne M
I've just put up my site up a bit over a month ago and I got a few clients already who found me via web search. Wise impulse decision for the new year, with everything going on now.
I've checked your profile and wow! 46 jobs in two months! Impressive!
Lets just hope this testing of (insane) new features stops and things will go back to normal again.
Elance sucks for me as a contractor but we hire people there and the hiring process is better than here, no spammers.
Freelancer.com is meh
oDesk WAS the best site I've joined as a contractor.
Currently what's keeping me occupied are past clients who liked my work and their referrals.
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Feb 23, 2014 10:38:16 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 05:47:49 PMbyAlexander N
Just checked for upfront option availability. Most fixed price jobs still have it available. Only ones where this option disappeared, were jobs posted by clients with unverified payment method.
As for feedback, situation looks strange. For some clients, comments are visible, for some they are not.
Feb 24, 2014 12:00:30 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 05:47:54 PMbyDavid G
oDesk is moving towards an escrow type service so that clients don't have to pay an upfront. The jobs you've seen are probably their move towards that.
There's a thread about it in the News forum. https://www.odesk.com/community/forum/28
Was their any indication on the job proposal that money would be held in escrow?