Celebrating Newly Hired Provider Jamie Goodelance_rupa | May 12, 2008
Meet Jamie Good (username: jamie_seger) – a new Elance provider who was recently hired to complete her first project.
Jamie joined Elance last month to earn additional income for her family. With a career background in education and a degree in Social Science Education, Jamie was focused on finding freelance writing projects that she could complete while working from home.
“I thought I would give Elance a try." After only a few days of being a member and submitting two bids under a Basic membership, Jamie was awarded her first project. She was hired to write a series of educational college preparation articles for young college bound children and their parents.
Jamie credits being awarded this project to the time she put into personalizing her profile and being selective in the projects she bid on. “I really just sat down and took time to make sure everything was included in my profile. I was really thorough and included all my background information and experience. I also think having a picture of myself really helped. It’s more personal than a company logo.”
Jamie’s advice to other new providers is to, “Make sure you take the time to be thorough and only bid on projects that fit your experience. Don’t waste your Connects on projects just because they seem fun or exciting. My background in education and parenting won me my first project.”
“Elance brought in the extra money that I needed to support my family. I want to be a good role model for my children. I want to show them that I can branch out of my comfort zone and try a new experience and do it successfully,” Jamie explains.
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