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How to build your Rate on oDesk

The following questions raise immediately after opening oDesk account:

What are the average rate on oDesk?
What rate to use in profile?
What is the best rate for beginners?
When to raise/diminish rate?
What cost/rate to use when applying for a job?

The notes below applied for programmers

What are the average rate on oDesk? 
The average oDesk rate is from $3 - $50/hr.
Specialists use $20/hr. Most IT specialists who are just graduated and does not have much experience as rule use $5/hr.

Rate in profile? 
You make use your current salary + 30-50%.
You always can negotiate the rate when applying for a job.
Than smaller project cost is then as a rule a customer is less adequate. Such customers want to make huge amount of work for 5 cents.
Large project budgets as a rule have wise customers.
Large rate in your profile attract customers attention, no doubts.

What is the best rate for beginners? 
You can begin from $7-15 to earn first rating and feedback.
If you put the rate less $7/hr, then you may lost among less qualified specialists.

What rate to use for applying for a job? 
In some cases make sense to suggest a lower cost to show your loyalty to a customer and explain why: as for example, you may not fully correspond the job requirements.

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