Here's my vWorker review for anyone that would like to learn a little more about one of the most inspirational sources of telecommuting dreams. vWorker.com used to be called Rentacoder.com, but just changed their name to vWorker.com to reflect their large variety of available projects. Whether you're a marketing guru, web development master, or elite graphic designer, there is work for you at vWorker.
They now boast close to 300,000 virtual workers and almost half as many employers. That's one employer for every two workers! You have pretty good odds of finding some work if you're even slightly above average in any field of work. Even though there does seem to be a lot of outsourcing going on there, there is still room for Americans to get plenty of real telecommuting possibilities. Many employers also specifically mention that they are looking for someone they can trust to do long-term work, not just one or two projects.
If you are worried about the security of transactions, the trustworthiness of vWorker, or the employers you'll work with, don't worry! They have implemented a really nice system that works to everyone's benefit. If a virtual worker doesn't complete the job the employer will not have to pay for the entire job. If a virtual worker does complete the job and the buyer disappears all the funds will be distributed to the worker, as failure to communicate within a certain time frame guarantees funds to the one that is still communicating.
I'd like to think my vWorker review has helped you determine whether or not you have a chance to be a successful telecommuter. I think anyone can have a telecommuter career, as long as they have patience to grow their portfolio and credentials so that employers will be willing to pay well for expertise and experience. It also helps to get hired for new projects!
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