Friday, September 16, 2011

Hire by the hour or for a fixed price

Hire by the hour or for a fixed price

Easily manage your job postings, job applications, and contracts.

See your team members and their contracts. Also, know the rates and terms of each team member, with the contracts dashboard.


oDesk vs. project-based marketplaces:

oDesk Project Marketplaces
Job Type
  • Hourly jobs with real-time visibility into work done
  • Fixed-price jobs
  • Fixed-price projects only
  • Automated time tracking
  • Simple weekly billing
  • Hourly jobs paid weekly, based on proof of progress automatically generated as you work
  • Complex agreements per project
  • No proof of work aside from finished product
Job Length
  • Long-term or short-term
  • Simple, short-term jobs, normally <2 weeks
  • Hourly jobs: Flexible deliverables; targets likely to evolve
  • Keep contractors on your workteam and assign tasks as needed
  • Fixed price jobs: Clearly defined deliverables
  • Clearly defined targets stated upfront
  • Deliverables are difficult to change
  • Rehire contractors whenever more work is needed

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