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Published: 04 Sep 2012

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In the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, a new sector has blossomed: the virtual work world. It's an oasis of sorts, one brimming with unfilled jobs. Elance.com is one of the largest and fastest-growing portals that connects freelancers who need work to businesses that need flexible, cost-effective workers in areas such as software development, creative and marketing, administration, writing and editing, engineering, accounting, legal, and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Elance holds the key to business growth in the global age, for freelancers and employers alike. Through its step-by-step, illustrated advice, readers learn how to:

- Get started and register with Elance
- Develop a contractor profile that stands out and sells their services
- Win clients through targeted pitches and top-notch proposals
- Find and attract the best contractors with advanced search tools and a well-done client profile
- Write clear job postings quickly and easily
- Use Elance's tools to manage projects efficiently
- Negotiate deals and project agreements that protect both contractor and employer
- Manage earnings and expenditures using Elance's account pages
- Develop best practices using example and template profiles, proposals, and job postings

ISBN: 9781101598030

Description

In the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, a new sector has blossomed: the virtual work world. It's an oasis of sorts, one brimming with unfilled jobs. Elance.com is one of the largest and fastest-growing portals that connects freelancers who need work to businesses that need flexible, cost-effective workers in areas such as software development, creative and marketing, administration, writing and editing, engineering, accounting, legal, and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Elance holds the key to business growth in the global age, for freelancers and employers alike. Through its step-by-step, illustrated advice, readers learn how to:

- Get started and register with Elance
- Develop a contractor profile that stands out and sells their services
- Win clients through targeted pitches and top-notch proposals
- Find and attract the best contractors with advanced search tools and a well-done client profile
- Write clear job postings quickly and easily
- Use Elance's tools to manage projects efficiently
- Negotiate deals and project agreements that protect both contractor and employer
- Manage earnings and expenditures using Elance's account pages
- Develop best practices using example and template profiles, proposals, and job postings

ISBN: 9781101598030

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