Your First Step Towards Success – Create Your oDesk Contractor Account
If you have already read my first post How to Start a Freelancing Career or heard about freelancing somewhere else, then you might be thinking that, how to create your oDesk contractor account to start your freelancing career.
Everyday hundreds of new enthusiastic people join freelancing platforms with new dreams but most of them leave after a very short time because they don’t get enough projects or they don’t understand how to use the platform maximum to build a successful business/career. In the online world, as a professional freelancer you need an attractive profile filled with relevant information to justify that you are the only one buyers looking for.
In this post I will teach you how to create your oDesk contractor account with the help of necessary screenshots. Follow all steps one by one and I hope you will have your contractor account ready in next 10 minutes. Before getting started make sure that you have all these information ready:
- An email address
- A working mobile number
Head over to oDesk official website by directly entering the URL (oDesk.com) in the address bar of your web browser or simply click here.
Now the oDesk website is opened in your browser, you will see three option “Login”, “Sign Up” and “Become a Freelancer”.
Click on the “Become a Freelancer” option and you will see another “Sign Up” option, click once more on “Sign Up” option and you will see a form similar to this one.
Fill the form with real information (please don’t use fake information otherwise you will face problems in future). Once you fill the form hit “Get Started”.
It will ask you to verify your provided email address, to verify your email address you need to login to your email inbox and check the confirmation email you received from oDesk. When you open that email, you will see a button with “Confirm your Email”. Click that button to verify your email address.
Boom! You verified your email address successfully. Congratulations 🙂 for completing first step of success successfully.
Now, its time to complete your profile before bidding on the projects, you will find all necessary information for “how to build your profile” in my next post.