Elance is similar to odesk. There are jobs available that you place bids on and they guarantee you payment. They have various ways that you can get paid including paypal and pioneer card. You can bid on the jobs for free however if you want to increase your quota you will have to pay. For me I just use the free version since I have other sites like odesk to use as well. Here is a link if you want to check it out for yourself and see.