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    Hi, anyone here who works from home through Odesk? Can you give some advice on how to land your first job?
    I'm a developer and recently created an account. I have sent several applications but haven't landed one yet. probably because my account is new and I have no feedback yet.

    How did you deal with this? What can I do to land my first job soon? Thanks!

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    Discount you bids to get the feedback...once you have several jobs done with good reviews, you can up your price to your regular rate and have a much easier time getting it. It sucks having to discount, but view it as a marketing expense.

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      Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
      Discount you bids to get the feedback...once you have several jobs done with good reviews, you can up your price to your regular rate and have a much easier time getting it. It sucks having to discount, but view it as a marketing expense.
      Hello! Thanks, yes I figured I really needed to lower my bid because majority of the other developers I'm up against who are from India and Bangladesh bid sooooo low it's crazy! Anyway, I got my first interview yesterday for a mobile app to be done using Xamarin. It's a good thing I have used it before. I think the interview went well, and I'm just waiting for the update tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed.

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        Working from home

        You can set your rates a little bit lower and do some smaller tasks in order to get a couple of clients who can give a good feedback. Also, make sure your portfolio showcases all your work and skills in the best way possible.

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