Becoming an ElancerElance_Cathy | Nov 09, 2007
Karen Swim, an Elance provider in the Writing & Translation and Sales & Marketing categories, has built her freelance business with the help of Elance buyers and the Elance platform. A marketer with 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Karen joined Elance because she wanted to be in business for herself.
"When I first visited Elance, I saw that there was this whole secret underground of people making a living outside of corporate America, and that's when I knew corporate America was part of my journey, but not the end," said Karen.
And that's when Karen decided to start her freelancing business. "I just signed up for Elance and started bidding on jobs," Karen said. "Elance really started my business."
Having completed her first project on Elance just 2 ½ years ago, she has since built a diverse writing portfolio, a 100% positive feedback rating, and has completed dozens of projects ranging from writing eBooks, editing manuscripts and helping resume writers with career marketing.
Do you want to learn some of Karen's marketing secrets? Check out the video on her provider profile, and get tips from on how she made the video. Also, read how she created a portfolio early on in her Elance career.