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Contractor Spotlight: Michael Moreau


Michael Moreau
WordPress and CSS/XHTML Development
Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
Elancer Since January 2010

How Did You Start Using Elance?
I started using Elance during my initial job search, after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Marketing Management. I’ve always enjoyed web development as a hobby and thought that I could earn some income while looking for a career. Fortunately, things went really well on Elance, and I decided to start doing freelance work full-time.

What are the key benefits you’ve seen from using Elance?
The primary benefit that I’ve realized from using Elance has to be the increased exposure. As I’ve built up my portfolio and collection of feedback, working through Elance has only gotten better; I’ve gone from seeking out jobs to having clients request to work with me. I really believe that the system promotes and rewards success through completing quality work, which makes Elance a great place to find proven, legitimate contractors.

Tell Us About Three of Your Recent Projects:
1. Developed a series of interactive web page templates for a mobile phone application store.
2. Built a functional web site from Photoshop designs for a marketing firm.
3. Customized a WordPress theme for a cloud computing startup company.

If you could provide one “top tip” for finding success on Elance, what would it be?
Take advantage of and make the most out of your Elance profile. There’s no better way to prove your proficiency than having high feedback ratings from a wide variety of clients. The skill tests have definitely also been worth the extra bit of time invested, as I’ve had several clients note they wanted to work with me solely based on those results. As far as marketing opportunities go, Elance is easily one of the easiest, quickest, and most cost-effective solutions out there.

To visit Michael's Elance profile page, click here.