Earn Money by Sending Visitors to Elance

Earn up to $51 per customer
Get paid easily
It's free to join and participate
Apply now to the Elance Affiliate Program
  • How it Works
  • Sample Ads
  • FAQs
  • Who Uses Elance

Earn up to $51 per customer in three easy steps:

1. Register
Submit a short
online application
2. Promote
Add a link to Elance
on your website
3. Get Paid
Earn money when your
visitors sign up on Elance
Get paid when your visitors sign up as employers
  • Free Job Posting – $1
  • Free Job Poster adds a verified credit card – $50*
  • Premium Job Posting – $50*
  • Repeat Job Posting – $5
  • (*Job post value must be $100 or greater)
Get paid when your visitors sign up as job-seekers
  • Free Provider Membership – $1
  • Paid Provider Membership – $5

More details about our commission structure »

Once you join our Affiliate Program, you will have access to a wide range of marketing materials to help you promote Elance and earn money. Below are a few samples of what you can expect:

Text Link Ads
  • Hire the Best Freelancers on Elance. Post Your Job Today.
  • Hire top Developers and Programmers on Elance.
  • Looking for work? Signup on Elance. Get Started Today.
Q. How do I join the Elance Affiliate Program?


Joining the Elance Affiliate program is free and easy. To become an Elance affiliate, simply complete and submit a short online application and we will review it within two business days.

Q. How much does it cost to join?


It's completely free to join and participate in the Elance Affiliate Program.

Q. How does the Elance Affiliate Program work?


To become an Elance affiliate, first submit an application. Once your application is approved, you will have access to text links and banner ads that you can place on your website. When your website visitors click on any of those links, they will be redirected to Elance. If the traffic that you refer posts a job or signs up as a provider, you will receive money for introducing them to Elance.

Q. Does my site qualify for the program?


Ideally, your website is geared toward an audience that would be interested in what Elance has to offer (i.e., small to medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, productivity tips and tools, etc.) However, all websites are welcome to submit an application as long as the website does not promote illegal activities, pornography, or engage in any deceptive practices, spyware/malware or "cookie stuffing." There are no traffic minimums.

Q. How and when do I get paid?


All affiliate payments are tracked and managed by Commission Junction. You have the option to choose from three payment methods: wire, check or PayPal. Payment will occur on the 10th of each month for previous month's referrals. A $100 threshold is required for a wire transfer or check.

Q. Who do I contact if I need help?


If you have any questions, please contact us at .


Elance is the world's leading platform for online employment – used by both employers looking to hire and job-seekers looking for work.

For businesses looking to hire, Elance offers instant access to qualified professionals that work online. Employers use Elance to post jobs, search for freelancers, hire, and make payments.
Typical employers are:
  • Marketing, IT, Sales, Customer Service and Finance Managers who want to hire as needed
  • Entrepreneurial start-ups looking to launch innovative businesses without overhead
  • Small-to-medium businesses (SMB) who need to get work done without making a full-time hire
For skilled professionals looking for work, Elance offers access to qualified clients, a virtual workplace and guaranteed payment. Providers use Elance to find work, obtain new clients, get paid – all online.
Typical job-seekers are:
  • Freelancers, Work-at-Home Professionals, Contractors and Consulting Firms
  • IT and Web Programmers, Designers, Writers, Translators, Marketers, and more
Popular Jobs Posted on Elance
  • Web Development: PHP, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Javascript, AJAX, Flash, Joomla!
  • Mobile Application Development: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry
  • Creative Development: Graphic Design, Logo Design, Website Design
  • Writing: Articles, Web Content, Blogs, Copywriting, Translation
  • Marketing: SEM, SEO, Lead Generation, Social Media, Telemarketing, Sales
About Elance
Elance is where people work differently. A pioneer in today’s freelance revolution, Elance is the world’s leading platform for online work.

Today over 500,000 businesses and 2 million freelancers use Elance in 170+ countries.

Innovative global enterprises, small businesses and start-ups tap into the Elance talent pool, building teams from software engineers, application developers and web and graphic designers to copywriters, market researchers, data scientists, social media markets, customer service agents and other business professionals.

More than 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance annually.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California and Oslo, Norway, Elance is a privately-held company.

Contact us at .
Get Started » Apply now to the Elance Affiliate Program