You want to hire and retain good people, right?

Well, good people tend to be attracted to good companies. If you fail to thoroughly build out your oDesk client profile, what message does that send?

Why Does Your oDesk Client Profile Matter?

When freelancers are evaluating job opportunities, they will try to figure out if your company looks legitimate and is worth their time. By taking the time to build out your oDesk or Elance profile, you give your company the best chance of attracting quality freelance workers.

Here’s what my profile looks like to prospective freelancers.

odesk company feedback

Notice how I’ve added my company logo, have positive feedback, and have done my best to make my company sound enticing. You should do the same if you want to attract legitimate freelancers.

So, in short, yes – your oDesk client profile does matter, and you should take the time to build it out if you want to recruit quality freelancers on oDesk.

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Matt Keener is the original "Executive in Sweatpants," having built a successful online consulting business (from home). His best-selling book offers tips for capitalizing on outsourcing and freelancing. Matt holds an MBA and has been featured by many recognizable brands, including Upwork (formerly oDesk), Elance, Insightly, the Dave Ramsey Show, and

1 Comment

  1. Is there a way of searching/finding client profiles on oDesk? The only time I see it is if I am looking at a job. Curious how to find other jobs by the same client, or refer a friend.

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