How it Works

An overview of hiring and freelancing on OMJ.

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Easily find quality freelancers

On OMJ you’ll find a range of talent, from programmers to designers, writers, customer support reps, and more.

  • Start by posting a job. Tell us about your project and the specific skills required.
  • We analyze your needs. Our Recruiters will actively find suitable freelancers for your project, we want to make it easier to hire freelancers.
  • We send you a shortlist of likely candidates. You can also search our site for talent, and freelancers can view your job and submit proposals too.
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Hire the best freelancer

Invite freelancers to submit proposals, then review and hire your favorite.

  • Browse profiles. View finalists’ OMJ profiles to see client ratings, portfolios, Job Success scores, and more.
  • Review proposals. Evaluate proposals, taking into account each freelancer’s qualifications, thought process, timeline, and overall cost.
  • Schedule a chat. Ask specific questions, determine who’s the best fit, and contract.

Work efficiently, effectively.

Each project includes an online workspace shared by your team and your freelancer, allowing you to:

  • Send and receive files. Deliver digital assets in a secure environment.
  • Share feedback in real time. Use OMJ Messages to communicate via chatting.
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Pay easily, with peace of mind

Pay your freelancer at a fixed rate that is calculated based on the skills required for your project. Using our extensive research we have determined fair prices for both you and the freelancer so that everyone can be happy, and we can maintain a fair marketing place without any absurdly silly or unfair bidding wars.

  • Simplified global payments. We deliver payments to freelancers.
  • Includes Payment Protection. Only pay for work you authorize.
  • Invoicing and reporting. Access your invoices and transaction history on your account.

Find rewarding projects

OMJ is a great place to find more clients, and to run and grow your own freelance business.

  • Freedom to work on ideal projects. On OMJ, you run your own business and choose your own clients and projects. Just complete your profile and we’ll highlight ideal jobs. Also search projects, and respond to client invitations.
  • Wide variety and high pay. Clients are now posting jobs in hundreds of skill categories, paying good price for great work.
  • More and more success. The greater the success you have on projects, the more likely you are to get hired by clients that use OMJ.
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Get hired quickly

OMJ makes it easy to connect with clients and begin doing great work.

  • Streamlined hiring. OMJ’s sophisticated algorithms highlight projects you’re a great fit for.
  • Top Rated and Rising Talent programs. Enjoy higher visibility with the added status of prestigious programs.
  • Do substantial work with top clients. OMJ pricing encourages freelancers to use OMJ for repeat relationships with their clients.

Work efficiently, effectively.

Each project includes an online workspace shared by your team and your freelancer, allowing you to:

  • Send and receive files. Deliver digital assets in a secure environment.
  • Share feedback in real time. Use OMJ Messages to communicate via chat.
  • Use our mobile app. Many features can be accessed on your mobile phone when on the go.
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Get paid on time

All projects include Payment Protection — helping ensure that you get paid for all work successfully completed through the freelancing website.

  • All invoices and payments happen through OMJ.Count on a simple and streamlined process.
  • Multiple payment options. Choose a payment method that works best for you, from direct deposit or PayPal to wire transfer and more.

Anything you can do on a computer can be done through OMJ.

Freelancers in our marketplace can tackle a wide range of projects — big or small, one-off or repeat, individual or team-based. Whether you need a content writer for an SEO-friendly blog post, or your own 24/7 software development team to build a mobile app or create a web portal, you’ll find talent on Upwork ready to support your business.

OMJ charges freelancers a service fee fixed at certain percentages that reduces depending on the ratings they achieve on their reviews from clients. So the better they perform the lower their service fee will be. This helps encourage high quality work.

Define your project. Outline your goals, deliverables, the skills you're looking for, and your desired deadline.

By thinking through and describing your needs, you make it easier for prospective freelancers to submit an accurate proposal. Once you’re ready, post a job and our system will instantly highlight promising freelancers. You can also search the entire marketplace for freelancers and invite qualified freelancers to submit proposals.

Start by writing a clear and concise job post.

Also, when evaluating candidates, focus on freelancers with proven work on similar projects (we'll highlight a short list of freelancers likely to succeed). Once you’ve selected your freelancer, communicate clearly about your needs.

Most projects on OMJ get completed on time and as expected, but if needed, we’ll step in to offer help.

If there’s a disagreement between you and your freelancer, we’ll provide dispute assistance and, if needed, connect you with arbitration.

All you need to get started is a computer, Internet connection, and skills.

Your next step is creating an outstanding freelancer profile to showcase your business. It's like a resume highlighting your:

  • Professional skills, experience, and portfolio
  • Education and accomplishments
  • Online skills test results

The best profiles are complete, well-written, error-free, and include a professional, friendly-looking picture. Once you have a strong profile, start looking for jobs. Search, submit proposals, interview, repeat. More activity means more job prospects.

Anyone with good skills and a reliable Internet connection can use OMJ to find opportunities and build a business.

Hundreds of jobs are posted daily, offering a variety of work opportunities for those with the right skills.

OMJ's matching and search capabilities help you pinpoint interesting projects.

To determine the type of jobs you want to search for, you can make a few decisions about how you want to work.

Search OMJ for jobs that fit your skills and preferences. Read descriptions carefully to determine the ones you are most qualified for and if they meet your criteria.

Once you've found a job that's the right fit, send the client a well-written, proposal to increase your chances of success. Customize your proposal to address the needs outlined in the description. Thousands of freelance jobs are posted each day. To stay on top of the ones that interest you, set up a job feed based on your saved searches.