Odesk is a website that you can go to and hire a person to help you with your website work. Although it is not just for webmasters, that seems to be the dominant aspect of this website. If you search through the jobs that others are posting you will see that they are all about building websites, writing for websites, or even building software do sell on websites. It’s crazy how outsourcing has become the “in thing” and if you are not doing it, it’s about time you started.
How to Post a job on Odesk?
1. Sign into your account on Odesk.
2. Hover over the My Jobs Tab.
3. A menu will appear. Choose Post a job. See the screen shot below.
4. A form will appear. Simply fill in the details.
When choosing between hourly and a fixed rate you need to think very carefully. I personally like choosing a fixed rate for a particular job. Then if the job is completed then the payment is due. With an hourly rate you can choose, for example 5 hours a week. This job will continue until you end it. If you click on the advanced options link, as shown in the Screen shot below, then more options will appear.
I definitely like the way you can see all the candidates for the job you posted all clearly listed on the one page.It also seems that you do get more employee applications coming through also.
Getting an account on Odesk?
When you sign up for an account at Odesk you will need to verify 2 payments that will be deposited into your credit card. These will also be reversed so it is free to join Odesk. It will cost you nothing in the end. I highly recommend joining Odesk if not for hiring people, but for the learning experience. You can browse through the jobs and see what others are doing with their websites.