One of the better known freelance websites that’s been around for quite some time is Elance. Elance bills itself as on of the world’s leading sites for online work and boasts thousands of businesses who are ready to work with professionals.
Freelancers can sign up for a free Elance account, post a profile and bid on jobs. Some of the most popular freelance skills sought on Elance are: programming, graphic design, writers, marketers, accountants, consultants, customer service reps., and so many more.
Elance says freelancers are often used by Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other reputable companies.
Elance, like many online freelance sites, allows you to be successful if you:
Market yourself and your skills well. (They have client testimonial options, and they allow you to set up a portfolio of your best work.)
Elance has over half-a-million jobs posted yearly, and the site allows job seekers to search and filter job types or allow clients to find you via your profile.
Elance has hourly jobs, project-based work and they have have a guaranteed payment system.
Since 1999, Elance has been one of the top Freelance websites around.