ELance or oDesk?
What is the best for the freelancer? What about to the people hiring?
Neither. I have an account and a service offered on ELance. Don't get me wrong, perhaps I must retweak my copy. ELance and oDesk are said to be fine with a few bugs here and there. However, my jobs have only come from Fiverr and Textbroker.
Nikki D. Felder
I have worked on both platforms, but oDesk has brought me much luck. In general as a platform I think, elance is just better. The average employer there pays higher than that of what an average employer at oDesk would do. But everything else like prompt payment, good feedback, etc will depend on the employer that you are working with and your skill and your work ethics. Anyhow both sites are fantastic to give a try.
I don't care much for either, but had a little more success with oDesk. People talked to me there with possible projects vs. absolute silence on elance. Neither ever produced a paying project for me. (I suck at sales and marketing though and so probably represent the un-success story for both.)
I have accounts to both sites but I was never successful with Elance. I got lucky with oDesk and so far had a total of nine contracts , so I'd say oDesk.
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by lovesleftovers5 years ago
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by Cat R5 years ago
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by Teresa Schultz7 years ago
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by David Gitachu4 years ago
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by Valerie Washington4 years ago
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