Where to go for high quality freelancers? (Angies list for oDesk?)
December 19, 2013 10:37 PM Subscribe
I'm a big fan of outsourcing, and use oDesk extensively. But sometimes I need a reliable worker from a recommended source. Is there an Angie's List equivalent for online professionals?
posted by felspar to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
For research, smaller copywriting assignments, and other laborious tasks, oDesk is great. I'd say that I've had medium success with it overall, but I tend to shy away from using oDesk when I need a reliably good piece of work, quickly. What usually ends up happening is putting a posting up, speaking with a few applicants, then hiring 2 - 3 before someone is able to perform properly.
Sometimes I have time to go through this process, but other times I just need a reliable worker with a strong community recommendation. In this case, I need a corporate graphic designer experienced with data visualization. More generally though, I'm hoping that the hivemind can point me in the direction of an Angie's List equivalent to online professionals.