Online marketplace for all freelance professionals and employers

Elance is a planetary online digital employment platform where clients meet their niche freelance professionals — Here the clients will hire independent and specialist freelance professionals and manage him/her by using online collaboration tools, and on the other hand the freelance professionals will create their own online portfolios and profiles and submit proposals for the jobs posted by the employers/clients, and win the projects based on their talent and portfolios.




As the world’s leading platform for online employment, Elance helps businesses hire and manage in the cloud. For businesses looking to staff-up a team on an hourly or project basis, Elance offers instant access to qualified professionals who work online and provides the tools to hire, view work as it progresses and pay for results.


As of February 2012, Elance is used by approximately 140,000 businesses and 1.4 million registered contractors, who have collectively earned more than $500 million to date.



Clients – Elance for business
Clients or the employers can post their project/work with all its requirement and let the freelance professionals come along with their proposals, and once the proposals are made the clients will sit back and take a look at each freelance professionals previous works through the work portfolios which they would have maintained and finally if the client feels the candidate is suitable for their work they will get in touch with that freelance professional and strike a deal.


The works/projects offered on Elance includes a variety of domains and sections from writing code, crafting a marketing plan, designing the website, managing the day-to-day schedule and a thousands of other projects.


Freelance professionals – Elance for contractors
It is always been told and accepted that “Have the talent, then the rest follows you”, Elance is one such website where the talented freelance professionals will be rewarded with the jobs and projects along with the attractive pay packages.


Freelance professionals can take tour on the website and discover their suitable jobs and also inquire previous clients through the Elance workroom, Freelancers can also maintain their portfolios and profiles lucratively and can let the Clients to have a look at their datas anytime when they place the proposal for their projects/works. oDesk Clone helps to develop a website like freelance.


The freelance professionals will be provided the guaranteed payments, based on hour, day or per project or any such parameters that may be agreed by both the parties at the time of the agreement.
Special note : At Elance all Freelance professionals will be named or called as Contractors.


How it works
  • The clients post their project/work along with their bids and requirements;
  • The contractor with suitable knowledge will have a look at the project and places the proposal ;
  • The client then looks at the contractor’s profiles and portfolios and takes the necessary decision;
  • The Client and contractor if satisfied with each others proposals and payments, they enter into an agreement and the deal will be made.

Elance.com’s job details
Information technology jobs such as web and mobile programming and development account for the majority of earnings on Elance (59%), followed by creative jobs (24%), marketing (7%), and operations (7%). Also popular are jobs for writers and graphic designers. Elance maintains a current list of their overall top 100 in-demand skills, and in 2011, the most in-demand skills were PHP programming, WordPress programming, article writing, graphic design, and HTML programming. Specific data, including global job growth numbers and earnings on the most in-demand skills, is made available on Elance’s website.

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