The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elance

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elance

by Karen Lacey
     
 

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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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615642076
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,413,944
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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