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How to create an account in

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Go to www.odesk.com

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Click on Sign Up to start creating an account.

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Select an account type based on what you need.

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Click here if you wish to hire virtual assistants

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Click here if you are a virtual assistant looking for a gig

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Click on Sign Up

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Fill out the form

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And click on get started

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Or click here to sign up using your facebook account.

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For this tutorial, Ive chosen to fill out the form.


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Odesk will ask you to check your email

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Log on to your account

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Locate and open the email from Odesk.

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Click on the link to verify your email address.

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Your account is now verified.

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Click Lets get to work to start building your profile.

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Click on the green plus sign to add a skill.

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Start adding your skills by typing each one in.

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Like this one.

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Before adding another one, click Save and Add More.

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Add another skill that you possess.

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Then click Save and Add More.

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Continue adding a list of your skills for your profile.


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Yup. As many as you can think of.


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When youre done, continue updating your oDesk profile.


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Click on Contact Info

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Youll be asked to reenter your password.

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Enter your password on the field provided.

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Click on Continue

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For your oDesk accounts security,


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You will be asked to set a security question.


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To select a security question, click here.

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For example...
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Or you can choose the other option

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to enter a custom question.

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It could be any question, really


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just be sure you wont forget the answer to it.


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Enter the answer to the question here.

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Read! (required)

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Now tick the box right here.

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Tried unticking? Told ya, its required.


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Put a check on this box

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if you want oDesk to remember your computer.


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Leave it without a check if you dont want to.

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or if youre using a public computer(internet cafe, not yours).


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When youre done, click Create

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Re-enter your password.

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Click on Continue.

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Now that your security question has been created,

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Click on My Freelancer Profile to continue.

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Click on Change to edit your title.

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Click here to change your profiles visibility.

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Because we want prospect clients to see your Amaaazing profile,


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And still protect you from unwanted clients,


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Set your profile visibility to: oDesk users only.

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Next, choose your display name.

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Now, for your TITLE

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Heres a hint:
P_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ G
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MEGASTAR

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DIAMOND STAR

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STAR FOR ALL SEASONS


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Correct!

POSITIONING
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If you wish to focus on being a technical writer


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If you wish to be known for your photoshop skills


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If you want to be more specific

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Providing your title is only optional but highly encouraged


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Click here to enter your years (no.) of experience

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Optional. Leave it blank if youre a new Virtual Assistant.


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Click here to choose your English Language Proficiency level.

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This is where youll write your skills overview.

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NEVER
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EVER
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Construct a skill overview like this


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Im an excellent, hardworking and dedicated team player


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Why?
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Its generic, doesnt say much about your skills,


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Doesnt state clients benefit and most of all


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Its BORING.

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oDesk has their own example of a skills overview script.


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To make it a great script, include your elevator pitch.


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Use you or your when constructing your pitch.


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State the clients benefit from your skill/services.


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When youre done, click save.

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Your profile is now 30% complete.

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Click here to add employment history.

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Insert the name of the company here

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Add your location here

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your title here

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Click here to add your role

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Click Individual Contributor

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Enter the duration of your job here

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and your job description here.

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Click Save

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This is how it would look like on your account

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Click this to take the Odesk Readiness Test

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Click this

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Click Start Test

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The test contains 11 questions with multiple choices

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And will run for 60 minutes

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The succeeding parts lead to the test.

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Follow the directions and finish it.

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Click End test

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Your test score will be displayed in your account

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Now lets take a few more skills test to complete our profile.
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Click this

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Lets try taking an English test

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Click this

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Click Start Test

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The succeeding parts lead to the test.

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Follow the directions and finish it.

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Click this

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Your test results will appear

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Click End test

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Here are the results

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Okay, now lets make our profile shine!

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Click this

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Scroll down and youll see this

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Enter your hourly rate here

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Lets add your job categories

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Click this

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Tick up to 10 categories

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Click save once youre done.

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This is how it will look like on your page

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Now lets fill up the location information

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Click Save Profile and Continue

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Now lets add a photo.

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Choose a presentable photo of you

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Click Save image

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To add to your profile completeness, lets add a portfolio project

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Click this

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Click Browse to upload your files

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Add the date you published it

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Assign it to a category

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And a subcategory

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Include your project description here

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If you have a blog or a website, you can enter it here.


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Click Save once youre done.

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There are a lot of things you can do to complete your profile.

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you can upload a video.

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link your social media accounts to your page

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you can also add your education

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And your certifications as well.

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If you have other experience that you want to display, add it here!

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You better start organizing your account now to complete your Odesk profile!

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Success!
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