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leetvfilms
02-19-2013, 10:36 PM
Was wondering if anyone on here does business on oDesk? Pretty neat site. I've been doing some work on there since December. Mostly graphic design work. What about you guys? :)

Vance Baryn
02-19-2013, 10:51 PM
I just recently started hanging around over there. Haven't landed any jobs yet, but I also don't have a decent reel right now because I lost most of the stuff I did in a hard drive crash a while back. Today one guy just selected me as a candidate to edit some porn videos... LOL I guess it's paid work if I get it, but still nothing I can put on a reel.

Nick Soares
02-19-2013, 10:53 PM
I just got off of odesk - Closed the window and came straight here.

Odesk can be a great place for you to find some work, there are lots of company videos that are
requesting CGI etc... I have spent about $600 there myself the last few years.

Nick Soares
02-19-2013, 10:54 PM
I just recently started hanging around over there. Haven't landed any jobs yet, but I also don't have a decent reel right now because I lost most of the stuff I did in a hard drive crash a while back. Today one guy just selected me as a candidate to edit some porn videos... LOL I guess it's paid work if I get it, but still nothing I can put on a reel.

Hey Vance, I would put a rush order on that demo reel you should make., that will really help in landing jobs on odesk

Vance Baryn
02-19-2013, 11:01 PM
Hey Vance, I would put a rush order on that demo reel you should make., that will really help in landing jobs on odesk

I recently ordered a new camera from ebay. Waiting for it to arrive and then the shooting shall commence.

Vance Baryn
02-19-2013, 11:05 PM
You also may want to look into Elance.com and guru.com

I just hired two software contractors on Elance. It's a good site for freelancers as well. I hired a guy on guru once as well but he totally tried to rip me off, but guru's arbitration team found in my favor and saved the day (and my $3000!) so I can say that they have some good protections there at least even though I haven't worked with anyone successfully from there.

Plenty of video jobs on both of those sites, but not as many on guru it looks like though.

EDIT: No wait it's actually not true that I haven't worked with anyone from guru successfully. I hired some very good graphic designers from there who did an excellent job.

leetvfilms
02-19-2013, 11:52 PM
[at]Vance: haha yeah last month a dude from Australia sent me a interview request to edit adult videos. Now I'm a part time editor for them. $10 a video though but I did 13 videos and made $130 for them. Not to bad haha ;) I've gotten one job from eLance and that was back in December. Since then I've had close ones but nothing solid. We talk, they say they will hire, job closes and I don't hear anything from them.

[at]Nick: Two problems I have with the site is the clients that post jobs on there especially ones that require immediate attention and then I go apply for them and then they don't visit their page for like 10 or 15 days then the job is closed. The other problem is how cheap the jobs are on there. Clients wanting a ton of work done for whatever but pay out $10 bucks for something that could take 2 to 4 hours to do or hell even a day or 2. I'm like WOW lol. I just put in for a bid on a ad wanting work done for a History Drama production in Istanbul but that will likely fall through.

Vance Baryn
02-20-2013, 12:30 AM
The other problem is how cheap the jobs are on there. Clients wanting a ton of work done for whatever but pay out $10 bucks for something that could take 2 to 4 hours to do or hell even a day or 2. I'm like WOW lol.

I completely agree. It's just hilarious what some people think they can get and pay almost nothing for.

leetvfilms
02-20-2013, 12:34 AM
I know right! I signed up at guru.com. Be interesting to see if land anything on there :)

Charles
02-20-2013, 07:29 AM
OMG OMG OMG - I thought no one knew about this site really, but here is my experience in a nut shell.


JOB: I am looking for someone to edit some pictures to be a video

ME: I can do it!

JOB: Ok, do you have skype?

ME: No

JOB: Well you need skype...

ME: Ok, hold on one sec... (I go through the process of getting skype on my computer)

ME: OK! I have skype!

JOB: Ok, well I have someone that can do this for $1.50

ME: HHH*WWHHAAAATTTT!

JOB: Yup, can you do it for $1.00 - Ill hire you

ME: (Im my head, **** YOU!) But I really said, oh man can't do it for that low

JOB: Thats not that low, ive done cheaper

ME: Bye!

leetvfilms
02-20-2013, 08:10 AM
Yeah I don't have skype. I'd rather they call me or just message me. But yeah, I understand where you are coming from.

Nick Soares
02-20-2013, 08:15 AM
Charles,

That is just rediculous! Don't give up there are lots of good employers there. I hope, I have only hired so I can't say for sure

Havey
02-20-2013, 08:22 AM
I've actually never ever heard of this place. Seems cool, might have to check it out soon.