If you are freelancer, you probably already registered at the most popular job marketplace - oDesk. When you register an account, you are allowed to post only 2 bids per week. Though there are some ways to increase the limit.
One of the things you can do is to pass the oDesk readiness test. By passing this test, you will increase your bids limit up to 20 per week. Below you will see the list of questions and list of answers.
Keep in mind that you should pass the test independently. Without knowing how oDesk works - you won't be able to gain any success there. I'm listing the questions here only to help you prepare for the test.
a. Hours in excess of the weekly limit will not be billed to the employer b. You should discuss any need to work beyond your limit with your employer c. The weekly limit can be changed by the contractor d. The weekly limit can be changed by the employer e. Hours in excess of the weekly limit are not guaranteed payment
a. The dispute process only applies to Hourly contracts b. If you fail to respond, oDesk will refund the employer and suspend your account c. If you reject the dispute, oDesk specialists will review your Work Diary and evaluate it against the criteria of the payment guarantee d. Disputed hours ruled in the employers favor are refunded e. All of the above
a. Allows employers to see when and what their contractors are working on b. Enables automatic billing for hourly contracts c. The oDesk Team application auto-tracks time which can be reviewed in the Work Diary d. Manual time can be added, but isn’t guaranteed payment e. All of the above
a. You lose access to the Work Diary b. Both users can leave feedback c. The feedback system is double blind, so your employer cannot see the feedback you left them until after they have left feedback for you d. Hours will be billed (and disputes may be filed) according to the usual weekly payment schedule e. All of the above
a. Yes! You can create an agency and earn money by selling the services of your agency contractors. b. No, oDesk is for independent contractors only
a. An hourly contract b. Tracking your time with the oDesk Team application c. Entering relevant memos d. An employer with a verified payment method e. All of the above
a. Misrepresenting your skills, experiences, portfolio, etc. b. Submitting boilerplate, placeholder or generic bids or other spam c. Disclosing direct contact information d. Applying when you are not truly qualified e. All of the above
a. Sharing a single account between multiple people b. Opening more than one account on oDesk c. Using a logo or clip art as your profile portrait d. Using a fake name e. All of the above
a. Employer billed automatically each week b. How much to pay and when to pay is at the employer’s discretion c. Hours worked will show on your profile d. Time-tracking required e. Qualify for the oDesk payment guarantee
a. The oDesk fee is 10% of the employer’s payment to oDesk b. oDesk is free to join c. oDesk is free for contractors to apply and work on jobs d. The oDesk fee is $2/hour for hourly contracts e. All of the above
a. Screenshot of the active screen once per billing segment b. Number of keystrokes c. Number of mouse clicks d. Memo entered by the contractor e. All of the above
That's it. Pretty simple, huh :) Get prepared and good luck on passing the test.
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