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message 2: by Heather (new)
Woo. You know I'm on Elance (schimelhr). I just downgraded to the freebie membership yesterday because it wasn't working out too well for me, though I did get a couple jobs. Which ends up being OK because it gave me more time to work on my personal writing and I ended up having a lot more stuff get off the ground.
message 3: by Saoirse (new)
I don't want to go back to the paid membership if I can avoid it, but sometimes it gives you more options... Eh, maybe I should contact my ghost story guy again... That's the other thing that's great about Elance--you can make decent contacts if you try.
message 4: by Heather (new)
I was fooling around on there today and I noticed a lot of people make you use 4 connects now in order to bid on one job. Which I think is crazy and unfair because you get only 3 connects with a free membership so they are clearly doing it on purpose. Boooo!!!
message 5: by Saoirse (new)
message 6: by Kate (new)
This sounds interesting. I am currently going to school from home, so I can work from home, but honestly, some jobs on the side would be awesome. Is it possible for me to get a code? And would you recommend this site to a newbie? I'd work for less than $500!
message 7: by Saoirse (new)
I'll try and give you info on their main competitor then, too. :-) I'm sleepy right now, though. ;-)
The site has a free membership option for people who want to set up a bio or profile page and place what amounts to being a free bid on a single job. Most writers would probably do well in "Writing and Translation" but competition is tough and deadlines are important (because you earn a public reputation there that's viewable to future clients, too).
I had a paid membership for a while (and was so busy I had to farm work out to other writers) but I'm back to the freebie as I continue working for one particular client I met through the site.
If you decide to check it out and join up, please contact me first and I'll send you a special code number that you can insert in your membership application.
Has anyone else here tried Elance? Thoughts?