oDesk is now Upwork. Freelancers use Upwork to find work at home positions in a variety of disciplines.
The market place is changing. Technology is bringing the workplace to your home. As of the date of this article, Upwork has 9 million registered freelancers doing 1 billion dollars in work annually. That’s big business! The merger between Odesk and Elance in 2014 certainly seems to indicate that trend will only continue. Stephane Kasriel, the CEO of Upwork, believes they will reach $10 billion in annual revenue within 6 years!
Available positions are both short term and long term. Types of positions include Customer Service Agents, Virtual Assistants, Writers, Developers, Designers, and more. Depending on your skill, you may be able to find consistent and good paying freelance opportunities.
The premise of how the site works is pretty simple:
Employers sign up wanting to hire a freelancer.
Freelancers sign up looking for online work.
Upwork helps match an appropriate freelancer to an appropriate opportunity. For example, an employer looking to hire a customer service agent is matched with freelancers who have customer service experience and are looking to work those types of positions.
Many people who work at home make money from a variety of sources. For example, someone might freelance as a virtual assistant or as a customer service associate. In their spare time, they make money at CashCrate.
CashCrate is a perfect match for freelancers. When you freelance, your hours may vary from week to week. CashCrate can help you supplement that income! You can make money on CashCrate completing surveys, etc. any time you want, for as long as you want. You use CashCrate entirely on your own schedule.