I've just recently started here on HubPages and am beginning to see my earnings grow, but I am eager to branch out into other means of passive income. Anyone tried eLance or know any other sights that would provide a passive means of income?
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Elance seems to get a really bad wrap here on Hubpages, I'm not sure why. I've found jobs through them for 3 years and have never not been paid. It seems to me to be the most reliable of online venues for actually getting paid a reasonable sum.
How difficult is it to get set up on elance and find work? Is the work steady?
Getting the first gig on Elance is the hardest part, so go for the low proposal count jobs that have been overlooked and bid at $5/article, include samples of similar work so they can see you can do the work, and make sure to fill out your profile.
Seems like a lot of work to get the ball rolling. I'm not sure if it's worth the investment. Thanks for the heads up!
Why do you have to spam?
You don't think people should know about this?????
The only thing people should know is how dumb you are. I wanted an answer to a legitimate question not a dissertation on your stupid company.
30K over 2 years? You're not too smart if you managed a project so poorly that you spent all that money. And you left good feedback You need a reality check my friend.
Yes, in retrospect, I truly was naive. But isn't your comment a bit like saying "well lady, you should have known better than to walk in that neighborhood"?
No, but any professional would know enough to not allow a project to run into 10's of thousands of dollars before pulling the plug and hiring someone else
Pazablo, you are pathetic and no one wants to listen to you bloviate about your dead end company. At least admit that you spam people before I delete your answer/comments.
Seth, he's spamming http://www.staffingindustry.com/Research-Publicati...
Clearly I misunderstood the intent of your question. As my answer has reduced you two to name-calling, I apologize for hitting such a sensitive nerve. I'm not a professional, and so had hoped, through Elance, to hire pros. Delete away, Seth. Bye.
I see your points. I don't care about recognition, I just want money, and I definitely have the time. Starting a personal site is probably the best way, but it seems like a huge responsibility to do it right.
It is a LOT of work, but not that expensive: the domain name will cost you about $10 and the hosting costs about $4/month depending on where you get them.
You have to learn SEO, Wordpress etc. And there are no guarantees a site will make money.
There enlies the problem. I have the capabilities, but the opportunity costs seem vast.
It seems like getting paid per assignment might not be so bad if the money and assignment are right. Do you have any personal experiences or actual figures you'd be willing to divulge?
Yes, the payment rates vary with your experience and credentials. The normal prices are $5-$10 per article of 500 words. However, there are clients who pay $100 per article too.
This sounds reasonable to me as I typically write at least 600 word hubs, yet I only receive a few cents per article if I'm lucky.
It is a lot of work initially, but once you get going within a couple of months you can easily find $10 per article jobs and get so much work you can raise your rates. Currently I only take 4 cents/word jobs and up ($20/500 word articles). Good luck
I just registered and it seem really competitive (10+ bids for most jobs). Not sure if it's worth my time to write proposals for a $50 writing gig. Is oDesk any better?
But all jobs are open to the free option right (maybe this is only for new providers, because I don't pay and have access to writing jobs).
Seth trying searchng writing jobs by "proposal count (low)", in the upper right search field--overlooked jobs.
Seth, bidding sites are risky no matter which one you use. Some people swear by Elance while others (me included) swear by oDesk. It takes time to get your "feet wet" and find clients who are willing to pay decent rates. Once you do, it works out.
Good look Guy Foxe, I'll check into that. DMartelonline, I don't care how low the rates are I just don't want to spend hours writing proposals for no return.