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How to Make Money On Elance As a Freelance Writer
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You Can Make As Much Money As I Do Freelance Writing On Elance
I have been a Freelance Writer on the Elance website for quite some time now and so I’ve learned the ins and outs of how to survive there. Elance is definitely not as friendly from a new providers view point because it takes a lot of work to get noticed with no feedback. There are several things that are recommended to newbie’s using Elance as a Freelance market place because of the much competition there.
First you’ll have to learn to be competitive and tell providers exactly what they want to hear in order to get the job. I’m not suggesting lie, actually it’s just the opposite of that which is to be perfectly honest. Tell them the skills you have and why you feel you should be offered that particular job. Although I mentioned Elance is not as friendly to new providers there are some really great clients available there that would take a chance on new writers who sow potential in certain areas.
Be Yourself to Relate To Clients and Win Every Job
First you’ll have to learn to be competitive and tell providers exactly what they want to hear in order to get the job. I’m not suggesting lie, actually it’s just the opposite of that which is to be perfectly honest. Tell them the skills you have and why you feel you should be offered that particular job. Although I mentioned Elance is not as friendly to new providers there are some really great clients available there that would take a chance on new writers who show potential in certain areas.
When talking to clients via a job proposal or messaging be professional but also be a real human being. That means to not be afraid to be humorous and voice your opinion if you feel the clients going about a particular project the wrong way. Many providers on Elance overcharge for particular jobs which is why I often land my jobs with no problem. I look to see what the job is, how much the clients willing to pay and how many people have bid plus how much the bids range from.
More Things I did to Win Elance Jobs
When I first started I would try to be the person that placed the lowest bid because I figured the client would choose my competitive pricing to save some money. While that did land me many jobs in the long run I started being able to bid higher on the jobs based on what the clients paid previous Elance Providers for the same work and because I had feedback that was great, I landed almost every job I went after.
On Elance as a writer you must showcase your talents. At first I didn’t have a proposal and so I used hubpages and wordpress along with their sites I had written on as my portfolio through kinks in my proposal. After a while I got more professional and created a real portfolio after realizing clients like to stay more on one site to see work other than having to bounce through a few sites. For now if you have no portfolio use what you have online on other sites but in the future you can make some serious money with a portfolio on Elance.
You Dont Need a Bank Account Or Paypal to Accept Payment
You also don’t need a bank account or PayPal to accept payments because you can accept them directly to your debit card. There is a more favorable debit card for acceptance of payments on Elance and its been of great use to many providers. When making withdrawals they usually show up the next day as long as the withdrawals are done before Friday, that’s what a few major providers have told me so I plan to try that method of accepting payment in the future.
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Please bookmark my hub and return, I'll have some more pointers for you but for now its back to work. There is always opportunity to make money online in everything from Freelance Writing to Affiliate Marketing just takes time, effort, and people that are doing it to show you how to be succesfull, sadly there are not a lot of honest people out there willing to do that like myself.