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    Professional Web Design Work

    Hi guys,

    I like to inform you that I work in oDesk. I started from SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Recent I have learnt about Web Design (html, CSS, PhotoShop), PSD to html and html to WordPress.

    Now I want to do such kind of jobs in oDesk. I know that professional work is more deficult. So, please give me some tips so that I can follow them and get Web Design related jobs and complete successfully.

    Please give/suggest me a suitable cover letter.

    No more, I am waiting for your kind response.

    Thank you.

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    I don't know what advice you've gotten from anyone anywhere else, but this advice comes from someone who has actually hired people on oDesk in the past, so you'll probably want to take mine more seriously as a result.

    First of all, your approach is completely ***-backwards and incorrect. SEO and web design are interrelated. Anyone who suggests that there is no correlation between the two is neither an SEO nor a web designer, and probably never will be.

    Second, no one will give you a suitable cover letter. I'll tell you exactly what happens with a "suitable cover letter" that you'd get from this or any other site...it gets trashed. If it even smells remotely generic, employers generally toss your application aside and with good reason. If I remember correctly, oDesk even has a dropdown box as part of the form to reject a candidate that will allow the employer to flag the cover letter as spam / generic. If you want to be hired on oDesk, you have to take the time to read the job postings and submit cover letters that actually indicate that you understand the job posting and the requirements within it (which isn't just "I understand clearly the job that you have posted and the requirements you have listed as follows"...and yes, I've seen that before).

    You're also dealing with the "chimp labor" kind of jobs. They're jobs that don't take a lot of time or skill to do, and the people that are on there that possess those skills are a dime a dozen. If you can figure out how to make yourself stand out from that crowd, you're still in a lottery situation...you're pretty much going to be picked at random from your competitors. Of course, that's if you can figure that out in the first place...if you don't, you stand next to no chance at all.

    In other words, lose the generic one-size-fits-no-one-at-all offshore thinking or you don't stand a chance.
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    Hi TheGAME1264,

    Thank you so much for spending your valuable time for reply. I honestly say that nobody would ever tell me before about it like you. I am very glad and take it seriously as a result too. I hope you should continue help me and others in future as well.

    If you don't mind, can you please explain that why you think "SEO and web design are interrelated"?

    No more, I am waiting for your kind response.

    Thank you.

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    I think they're interrelated because they are interrelated. I stated it as a fact because it is a fact.

    Let me give you a few examples.

    Usage of proper alt attributes to describe an image...web design and SEO.
    Consistent navigation...web design and SEO.
    Making sure that content is easily reachable without having to make 7-8 hops to get it unless absolutely necessary...web design and SEO.
    Cleaning up your code so that it's not bloated and that it's ideally error free...web design and SEO.

    That should suffice.
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