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... All was looking good, so I hit the “sign up” button on Initially, signing up seemed easy. The site is modern and slick and pleasant to use. They didn’t want to know my life story in order to set up my profile. However, when I got to the end of the sign up process I then discovered ... Read review

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Freelance Writing Made Difficult

AdvantagesThe Theory Behind It

DisadvantagesHow it Works in Practice

" is a website for freelance workers to find online projects and make a bit of cash from the comfort of their own homes. “Buyers” (businesses) post jobs on elance, and stipulate their maximum budget for doing the work and “Providers” (freelance workers) can then submit a proposal for the work and bid a price for doing it. In theory, it’s simple. In practice, it’s pants. The kind of work on offer ranges from website coding to graphics, to ..." Read review

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Five Years and Elance is Night and Day Review with images

AdvantagesPortfoio Building, Fast, Easy to Sign Up,

DisadvantagesStability, Downtime

"...and want to clarify that has improved dramatically and is indeed not a scam. They get their money from taking 7% of the revenue the workers receive. A modest sum for the opportunists they give if you ask me. They are very diverse and offer everything from programming to virtual assistant jobs and everything in between. == Their Improvement and Merger == Over the past couple of years Elance has developed into a position where they have ..." Read review

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Community Level 2bcnlondon


How much can you afford spending?

AdvantagesEasy to set up

DisadvantagesImpossible to sell

"Most of you should not have heard of it... Some of you might have purchased through it. But only a few of you have sold anything through it. Elance is a work / project marketplace, where buyers post works / projects for bidding by sellers. Elance of course offers a listing service - where you can list all the kind of jobs you are able to offer, but according to my experience buyers almost never see those listings, since they are able to post a ..." Read review

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Community Level 1wheelyass

Quick review of

"I own several companies which employ more than a thousand service providers so I enrolled in Elance. I asked Customer Service for support on some areas that was not clear to me, which is normally answered in Guru less than 24 hours. Weeks passed and finally I got a response from them asking me to explain what I want. I sent them several inquiries weeks back and they don't seem to have a record of it. Guru sends me a message and resolves all my problems within 24 hours. I don't blame your reviewers for giving a poor rating on their customer service. So when I tried to cancel my membership for over $1500 dollars, I cannot anymore! Oh well!

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Community Level 1dpn2000


Elance is a joke and not recommended

Advantageswebsite is pretty

Disadvantagesno customer service, no good providers, bunch of frauds and cheats out there

"Elance is a joke if you are looking to provide quality work (and get anything close to a fair wage). For buyers it's even worse. The whole site is chalk full of low-quality providers with glowing resumes and feedback. The thing is the providers make multiple accounts and "trade" projects within the accounts for that very feedback. Elance turns a blind eye so they can collect their service fees. Their escrow isn't a real escrow system, the ..." Read review

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Listed on Ciao since 27/03/2001

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