Posted by : Bloggerwits Thursday, April 23, 2015
Elance was launched in 1999. Initially it was developed as a technology, which supports virtual work but later on in 2006 it was developed for online contingent work. Now this site is being used by more than 500,000 businesses with 2 million plus registered freelancers. These freelancers have earned more than $900 million till now. In 18 December 2013, Elance was merged with oDesk, which build a combine of 8 million registered members.
How Elance Work?
In Elance businesses are posting jobs and freelancers avail those opportunities. Elance acts a middle platform between businesses around the world with millions of freelancers. Elance is simply taking a commission of 8.75% and remaining 91.25% goes to freelancer's account.
How to become a freelancer to make money with Elance?
Well, freelancer is a person, who is searching for online jobs in Elance and working for businesses on contract. If you want to make money with Elance, first of all, you need to create a profile on Elance.
How to make a good profile in Elance?
Few things play an important role, while creating an Elance profile. Such as
Smiley Picture: According to a recent survey, attractive profile picture with smiley on face can attract more clients than normal profile picture
Past Experience: Add all your past experience
Skill: Add your skills, which can be associated with your field and interest
Portfolio: Upload your portfolio on your profile
Which type of jobs are mostly searched on Elance?
Well, in 2012 Elance conduct a survey, in which information technology (IT) related jobs are mostly posted and searched on Elance. It contain 59% of Elance earning, in which creative jobs got 24% and operational and marketing jobs contain 14% shares.
If you are a guy who is good at web designing and web development or a persuasive writer, all you need to join Elance to make money online for free.
How to find a job in Elance and how to apply?
To find a job in Elance is quite easy, all you need to go on " Find a job" section and search for the job of your interest. Once you find a suitable job, all you need to send a proposal. Now a question arises. That
How to make a good proposal to convince your client?
According to my experience as a freelancer, 80% of people get a job through a well written proposal, because proposal is a true picture of your abilities. Therefore try to include all your past and present experience with skills to make your client more comfortable about your interest for the job. Keep few things on your mind, while writing an excellent proposal.
Make your client feel special
Add your past experience
Add your skills
Add your terms and conditions
Add a video if you got
Set your rate: Setting your rate is very important, because it all depends on rate, which convince your client to hire you.
How to set earning rates on Elance?
There are two main types of earning rates, one is hourly based and second is monthly based. Therefore, while writing your proposal don't forget to mention your rate type. If you feel difficulties while setting earning rates on Elance, just see below earning rates.
1. Data Entry Earning Rates
You will see many jobs related to data entry on Elance. If you want to set earning rate for data entry jobs, then follow this rule.
$3-10 for hourly based jobs and $500-1000 for monthly based
2. Web designing and search engine optimization (SEO)
Web designing and SEO jobs are the mostly searched jobs on Elance. Therefore their earning rates are quite higher. If you want to set your earning rate for web designing and SEO, just follow this rule.
$10-15 for hourly based jobs and $1000-5000 for monthly based projects
3. App and mobile development
App and mobile development job's earning are quite decent, you can earn more than $5000 per month, if you got app and mobile development skills. To fix rates for app and mobile development, use the following guideline.
$10-40 for hourly based jobs and $1000-8000 for monthly based jobs
4. Content plus article writers
If you are a persuasive writer or a blogger, you can earn decent amount of money from article writing. There are websites and blogs, who are paying more than $100 for guest blogging and writings. Elance also offer tons of jobs related to content and article writings, just fix your rate an make free online money with Elance.
$10-25 for hourly based jobs and $1000-5000 for monthly based jobs.
I will go step-by-step at the end to focus on these steps to make money with Elance, so it will be easier for you.
1. Sign up for Elance
2. Create your profile
3. Add your past experience
4. Add your skills
5. Apply to relevant jobs
6. Send a well written proposal
7. Include all terms and conditions
8. Include dead line of work
9. Add your rate either it's hourly or fixed based
10. Add your contact information which include
Facebook ID etc
11. Do work on time
12. Add your payment options
13. Close the deal, when it done
14. Send a thanks note
Hope this article will help you to make money with Elance