Powered by oDesk                         Welcome!                                     w: metavallon.orghashtag: #staylocal...
Agenda       1    Stay Local, Team-up Global             by Nikos Maroulis, oDesk        2   Developing my product with th...
1yu             rtStay Local, Team-up Global              by Nikos Maroulis, oDesk
~# whoami                      What I like to do: !                        !Travel!                        !Code!         ...
The life @startup – Part I#staylocalgoglobal
Life @startup – Part deux#staylocalgoglobal
Life @startup – Part ***#staylocalgoglobal
The life @oDesk#staylocalgoglobal
Why online work?
Evolution of remote work                                                     Online Work !                               O...
Fast, flexible on-demand work        •  Hire in record time!        !        •  Scale talent up and down to meet your need...
Unbounded access to global talent        !        •  Attract talent from over 140 countries worldwide!        !        •  ...
Rates for any budget        •  Extend your funding runway!        !        •  Reduce operating costs!#staylocalgoglobal
Why oDesk?
oDesk: World’s largest online workplace                         Estimated Gross Services!                                 ...
The online workplace of the tech elite#staylocalgoglobal
If you can do it on a computer,        you can do it on oDesk    Software       Customer Service!    Data Entry!   Writing...
Scale your startup in 3 easy steps                 1                            2                         3              H...
How to get started?
1. Write a crisp, clear job post                                •    Include project overview & goals!                    ...
2a. Leverage profiles to vet applicants                              •    Star ratings
                                   ...
2b. Expect pay to correlate with quality    Work Category!            Entry-level!   Experienced!     Expert!    Website D...
3. Interview finalists                                •    Interview multiple candidates via                              ...
3. Communicate early and often                              •    Agree on work hours,                                   de...
4. Reward great performance                              •    Thank & praise!                              !              ...
Thank you!                       nmaroulis@odesk.com   !                          @nikos_maroulis  !              http://w...
2yu               rt    Developing my product    with the help of oDesk               by Alexander Louisos, Genetium
My experience with oDesk….                                               !#staylocalgoglobal
The need   !   !                      Wanted a better back-end!                          image controller!                ...
The experience                             !        Described my need analytically on the platform.!                      ...
The results                      Got what I needed fast!    Created a connection with a freelancer: will need him         ...
Take home             Search well before hiring. Ask questions. !                Be very specific with what you want.!     ...
Q&A#staylocalgoglobal
3yu              rt  Stay Local, Work Global              by Ioannis Foukarakis, oDesk
$ whoami        • Java back-end engineer        • Adjunct lecturer        • Hipster geek#staylocalgoglobal
The Data Products team       •  All large marketplaces are data companies…!           •  We have the biggest closed-loop o...
“If there’s hope for humanity,                         it’s in software.”                                            Max K...
Why I love oDesk        • Can work from different places        • I define my job schedule        • Paid every week       ...
Searching for jobs        • Complete your profile        • Download the client        • Read contractor manual        • Do...
#staylocalgoglobal
How contractors find interesting       jobs…#staylocalgoglobal                       42!
Focus        • Jobs that match your skills        • Jobs that you’re happy working for        • Jobs that satisfy your goa...
Getting the work done            Home Office!#staylocalgoglobal
Getting the work done        • Communication tools        • Word processing/Spreadsheets        • File sharing        • Ba...
Satisfying the client        • Document requirements        • Communication        • Hit deadlines        • Enjoy working ...
Thank you!                      ioannis.foukarakis@gmail.com#staylocalgoglobal
Q&A#staylocalgoglobal
Powered by oDesk                         Thank you!                                       w: metavallon.orghashtag: #stayl...
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  1. 1. Powered by oDesk Welcome! w: metavallon.orghashtag: #staylocalgoglobal f: /metavalloncheck-in: Metavallon Hub t: @metavallon
  2. 2. Agenda 1 Stay Local, Team-up Global by Nikos Maroulis, oDesk 2 Developing my product with the help of oDesk by Alexander Louisos, Genetium 3 Stay Local, Work Global by Ioannis Foukarakis, Java Engineer, oDesk#staylocalgoglobal
  3. 3. 1yu rtStay Local, Team-up Global by Nikos Maroulis, oDesk
  4. 4. ~# whoami What I like to do: ! !Travel! !Code! !Create things! !Seek difficult problems to solve! ! Can all the above be combined?!#staylocalgoglobal
  5. 5. The life @startup – Part I#staylocalgoglobal
  6. 6. Life @startup – Part deux#staylocalgoglobal
  7. 7. Life @startup – Part ***#staylocalgoglobal
  8. 8. The life @oDesk#staylocalgoglobal
  9. 9. Why online work?
  10. 10. Evolution of remote work Online Work ! Outsourcing! Telecommuting! 1980 1990 2000 2010#staylocalgoglobal
  11. 11. Fast, flexible on-demand work •  Hire in record time! ! •  Scale talent up and down to meet your needs! ! •  Free yourself to focus on your core business! ! 
 ! !#staylocalgoglobal
  12. 12. Unbounded access to global talent ! •  Attract talent from over 140 countries worldwide! ! •  Find unique or in-demand skill sets not available in your area! ! ! !#staylocalgoglobal
  13. 13. Rates for any budget •  Extend your funding runway! ! •  Reduce operating costs!#staylocalgoglobal
  14. 14. Why oDesk?
  15. 15. oDesk: World’s largest online workplace Estimated Gross Services! 2012! oDesk ! ! 1.9x ! $360M! $310M! Other online ! workplaces ! nearest competitor! combined! !#staylocalgoglobal
  16. 16. The online workplace of the tech elite#staylocalgoglobal
  17. 17. If you can do it on a computer, you can do it on oDesk Software Customer Service! Data Entry! Writing & Blogging Accounting Mobile App Development Development Web Development Virtual Assistance SEO/SEM Graphic Design Translation Legal#staylocalgoglobal
  18. 18. Scale your startup in 3 easy steps 1 2 3 Hire Manage Pay World’s largest pool ! Time tracking, ! Quick, secure ! of talented contractors ! monitoring & collaboration ! payment & billing in 140+ countries! worldwide!#staylocalgoglobal
  19. 19. How to get started?
  20. 20. 1. Write a crisp, clear job post •  Include project overview & goals! ! •  Spell out the details! ! •  Be very specific regarding must-have skills! ! •  Include a succinct question for contractor to answer! ! •  List hard deadlines! ! ! !#staylocalgoglobal
  21. 21. 2a. Leverage profiles to vet applicants •  Star ratings
 ! •  Client feedback
 ! •  Work history & experience! ! •  Number of hours worked
 ! •  Repeat clients! ! •  Portfolio
 ! •  Tests & certifications!#staylocalgoglobal
  22. 22. 2b. Expect pay to correlate with quality Work Category! Entry-level! Experienced! Expert! Website Development! $9–12! $13–24! $25–40+! Graphic Design! $5–10! $11–19! $20–35+! Mobile App Development! $20–30! $31–54! $55–75+! Software Development! $12–15! $16–30! $31–50+! Social Media Marketing! $3–5! $6–8! $9–15+! SEM/SEO! $3–5! $6–10! $11–18+! Virtual Assistance! $3–5! $6–8! $9–18+! Data Entry! $2–3! $4–6! $7–10+! Legal! $20–30! $31–55! $56–80+! Accounting! $6–10! $11–20! $21–35+! * Typical hourly rates in USD.#staylocalgoglobal
  23. 23. 3. Interview finalists •  Interview multiple candidates via Skype, chat, or email! •  Present hypotheticals! •  Ask for feedback on your methods/approach! •  Consider a brief screening question!#staylocalgoglobal
  24. 24. 3. Communicate early and often •  Agree on work hours, deadlines, & delivery mode 
 ! •  Establish regular check-ins ! ! •  Plan for your off-time
 ! •  Use sharing tools: Work Diary, Google docs, Evernote, Dropbox !#staylocalgoglobal
  25. 25. 4. Reward great performance •  Thank & praise! ! •  Rehire
 ! •  Post detailed reviews
 ! •  Increase rates periodically to match market
 ! •  Offer a bonus!#staylocalgoglobal
  26. 26. Thank you! nmaroulis@odesk.com ! @nikos_maroulis ! http://www.linkedin.com/in/nikosmaroulis !#staylocalgoglobal
  27. 27. 2yu rt Developing my product with the help of oDesk by Alexander Louisos, Genetium
  28. 28. My experience with oDesk…. !#staylocalgoglobal
  29. 29. The need ! ! Wanted a better back-end! image controller! for my mobile app. ! Needed it to be in Ruby.!#staylocalgoglobal
  30. 30. The experience ! Described my need analytically on the platform.! Got a lot of bids very fast.! Tip: Create a matrix of what you want! NAME PREVIOUS HOURS ON PRICE FEEDBACK RESPONSE WORK ODESK NICK +++ +++ + ++ + ALEX + + +++ +++ +#staylocalgoglobal
  31. 31. The results Got what I needed fast! Created a connection with a freelancer: will need him again in the future --> can rehire him! Could observe his work through screen snapshots: made me feel secure.! Recommended the platform to a friend: ! Very satisfied with a logo creative he asked (only 40$) !#staylocalgoglobal
  32. 32. Take home Search well before hiring. Ask questions. ! Be very specific with what you want.! Good freelancers arent necessarily expensive! oDesk platform makes you feel in control of your work and budget.!#staylocalgoglobal
  33. 33. Q&A#staylocalgoglobal
  34. 34. 3yu rt Stay Local, Work Global by Ioannis Foukarakis, oDesk
  35. 35. $ whoami • Java back-end engineer • Adjunct lecturer • Hipster geek#staylocalgoglobal
  36. 36. The Data Products team •  All large marketplaces are data companies…! •  We have the biggest closed-loop online dataset of jobs and job seekers in labor history! •  We have tremendous data on each of our users, and yet in some ways we know frustratingly little about them! •  … so we created the Data Products Team! •  Our mission: to put data at the heart of the company: build data products rather than “just” using data to guide products! •  3 Stanford CS PhD alumni, 2 Economics PhDs from Harvard and MIT, plus a team of developers! •  Product examples: search, recommendations, reputation, fraud detection!#staylocalgoglobal
  37. 37. “If there’s hope for humanity, it’s in software.” Max K. Goff#staylocalgoglobal
  38. 38. Why I love oDesk • Can work from different places • I define my job schedule • Paid every week • Can always find an extra project!#staylocalgoglobal
  39. 39. Searching for jobs • Complete your profile • Download the client • Read contractor manual • Do the tests • Learn to use oDesk#staylocalgoglobal
  40. 40. #staylocalgoglobal
  41. 41. How contractors find interesting jobs…#staylocalgoglobal 42!
  42. 42. Focus • Jobs that match your skills • Jobs that you’re happy working for • Jobs that satisfy your goals • Don’t hunt for more jobs than you can handle • Select your clients#staylocalgoglobal
  43. 43. Getting the work done Home Office!#staylocalgoglobal
  44. 44. Getting the work done • Communication tools • Word processing/Spreadsheets • File sharing • Bank account#staylocalgoglobal
  45. 45. Satisfying the client • Document requirements • Communication • Hit deadlines • Enjoy working • Deliver something extra#staylocalgoglobal
  46. 46. Thank you! ioannis.foukarakis@gmail.com#staylocalgoglobal
  47. 47. Q&A#staylocalgoglobal
  48. 48. Powered by oDesk Thank you! w: metavallon.orghashtag: #staylocalgoglobal f: /metavalloncheck-in: Metavallon Hub t: @metavallon

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