By Southwest Workers
(Reprinted with permission from MyNanotech.com)
vWorker.com is a centralized resource
designed to bring workers and employers together in a practical and safe environment. On the downscale of
things, it also offers the same services in smaller business project categories
for individual freelancers who code and buy code for both profit and fun. In
this article we'll go over the essential functions behind vWorker.com to get you
started as a first-time worker.
In another article on
Writing Content For Your Website, it's been discussed how there is so much
competition on the Internet today that it can sometimes be frustrating even
getting started. With vWorker.com, the odds are a little less rigorous as employers
also understand that there are new registrants on a weekly basis, taking it upon
themselves to post small projects for new workers to get their profile
While this is quite thoughtful, workers looking to make a significant profit
from vWorker.com will eventually need to put together a bid with practical
persuasion(not professionalism) on their own.
Separating the men from the boys...
Take the following bid, which you'll find quite common amongst a wide variety
of workers on the web:
Worker A says...
Ooo, pick me! I can do this for you in no time flat. Please consider my bid
as I have much experience in this. Thx.
Believe it or not, there are bids like these coming in all the time that
flood vWorker.com's database backend for supporting their messaging system and do
nothing for either the employer or worker. If this type of bid were accepted, the
employer would have just handed you (whom they have never met before) a $20.00 bill
and said to go out to the next town 45 minutes away, buy them a bag of chips and
bring back the change. Employers, of course, are aware of the potential risks in
accepting a bid of this nature and just skip over them. I know I have when
requesting projects as an employer on vWorker.com.
BREAKING NEWS: Professionalism bites the dust (again)...
Let's take a more professional approach in the following bid (also quite
common amongst an even wider variety of workers on the web):
Worker B says...
Greetings! My name is Worker B from the Software Workers Association in
Somewhere, ST and we here at SCA do our utmost best to provide you with the
customer satisfaction guaranteed (or your money back) necessary to complete
this job. We are well equipped with the best team of developers in the world
and when it comes to software, no one comes close. Software Workers
Association (and myself, Worker B) is your #1 choice!
Yeah, you and the rest of the professionals that seem to be of the same
persuasion that "no one comes close." You'd begin to wonder how they stayed in
business if not even their Employers could come close, as it is in the case of many
of these bids. This is considered the other far side of the spectrum, opposite
of the bid lacking credible information in Worker A's case. Point being, nobody
wants to "please hold" for the next 3-5 business days while you forward your
request to your software development team and take the credit for it.
People can spot a fake in a heartbeat, and often times that falls into the
same category as corporate professionals whom the Employer can't feel comfortable
dealing with. Granted, some of these types of bidders may in fact know what
they're talking about and can very well complete the project with great quality,
but without some kind of PR going on between the worker and the employer, being able
to talk like human beings, sometimes an employer will even overlook a bid like this.
Win the bid and finish the job so we can go home...
Let's look at one more type of bid, one a little less lacking and a little
Worker C says...
Hello. I was looking through your project requirements and I do believe it's
something we can complete in a reasonable amount of time. From what you
described, it sounds like the issue you're having is not as related to the
server itself as it is to the way it was coded. A good place to start would
be in the header include where...
Do you see how this bid could be a little more personable than the others
mentioned? This is the kind of bid that a vWorker.com Employer looks for. They want
to know that you fully understand their project requirements and are able to
fulfill (or learn to fulfill with respect to time) them in a timely fashion.
Employers aren't interested in what you know about universal knowledge. They're
more interested in whether or not you can complete the project and a substantial
reason as to why they should grant you the privilege of working for
Working for vWorker.com is a privilege, not a right!
Remember that you're coming to work for vWorker.com on their terms. Learn to
respect their terms by taking the time necessary BEFORE placing your bid to
fully understand an employer's project requirements. This will assist you in
determining whether or not you have the abilities necessary to complete the
project. If you keep in mind the fact that working for a vWorker.com Employer is a
privilege (considering you're up against hundreds of other workers with more
credentials than you), your bids will go in with less of an air about it and
more of a reasonable and realistic attitude. Whether you've got to lower your
skills down to the Employer's expectations or raise them to meet the requirements,
if you address your potential business partner with a down-to-earth, "here's how
it is" bid, then you've established the upper hand and thrown out over 75% of
Congratulations! 100% of your vWorker.com work on a project was
Now this is always a nice little e-mail I love getting about 20 minutes to
10:00pm when I'm about ready to go to bed. Be sure to thank your Employer once
again for their consideration of your qualities and credentials, let them know
it's been a pleasure to work with them (whether in fact it was or not is besides
the point) and do an optional follow-up a week from now to see how everything's
going. Chances are if you've finished the work a few days short of the set
deadline, you'll received a good rating, if not, another 10/10 to throw into
your pile of other projects of other 10/10 rated work (assuming you've adhered
to the concepts outlined in this article for those projects as well).
So what's next?
Wait (or look around for more projects) until the next payout date when
you'll receive an e-mail (perhaps even better than the former) that says, "A
Payment was sent to you from vWorker.com." These are also just as nice
getting about 5 minutes before you storm out the door to make a long road trip
to a place like California!
Repeat the process again until you get sick and tired of making money (I
mean, doing business) with vWorker.com. And at last, we can all finally now say
(altogether now, on the first):
So that's how he got all those 10/10 ratings. Wow, I might try that