Is oDesk illegal? The simple answer is, the websites are not scam, but SOME USERS ARE.
Whenever some website offers something for free, or tell that one can earn $$$s, most will google as – ‘Website Name’ scam. When it turns out a number of results in the first page, just by reading description we could find whether the particular website is real or fake.
Do you want to try other websites. Here is the list of all freelancer websites of the year 2014.
And this is about oDesk, the most popular growing website of this decade. With the growing number of clients posting jobs in this website and freelancers making their fortune, some users have started reporting about cheats, payment declination, account banning and some other activities.. So when one checks for ‘oDesk Review’, these results appear in the top pages, damaging the reputation.
The most important problem is that some freelancers just move on, without checking the details. So here i have explained why oDesk is not illegal.. So now the question is, is oDesk is illegal. No..
oDesk is NOT illegal or scam:
oDesk is a real freelancer website that offers real services. And you can trust it as an employer and also as a freelancer. They don’t cheat on payments or works or hours. If you see some users saying, that they worked for 2 days and they are not getting paid, probably there are getting cheated by some spammers, just as in other networks. Probably oDesk is the only freelancer website, that offers free registration, free examinations. Also employers can post jobs and do interviews for free.
Ok. The first witness, ofcourse, that i am getting paid, the only thing which everyone wants to check out. Below is the screenshot of my earnings tab.
Note : I am hiding the name just in case they have a point in “Terms and conditions” stating that i shouldn’t disclose part of my account details 🙂
And next here is the bank statement that i withdrew, twice with some 18k. as usual i hid the names, I am not sure of the rules by these banks and certainly don’t want to research some.
So oDesk is not cheating. But some employers might cheat if you are not careful enough. Below i have mentioned some of the common scam activities.
Common Scams in oDesk
Some employers use these freelancer websites to pin in new freelancers to get their jobs done for free. sometimes these employers not only exploit your work, they also exploit your money by stealing your details. Here i have listed out the common exploitation here
- Captcha Entering jobs.
- Refuses payment scam – For fixed price.
- Work out of oDesk scams.
- Sample work scams.
- Initial little pay scams.
- Revenue share scams.
So are you going to open your oDesk account?? Read my tips on getting first job on oDesk.