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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Elance Now Available. Hold the Mayo.

You know you’ve made it big when, 1) Kanye West tweets about you, 2) Carnegie Deli names a sandwich after you, or 3) They release an Idiot’s Guide about you.

Well, Kanye still isn’t giving us any love. And let’s be honest, who really craves an Elance on Rye before catching Les Miserables for the umpteenth time?

But, we are excited to announce that the popular Idiot’s Guide series of learning books now includes Elance.

Yes, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Elance was released two weeks ago. The book is now available in print and electronic version at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and other online purveyors of the written word. The reviews are stellar and we tip our cap to author Karen Lacey for doing a bang-up job encapsulating the many ways to get the most out of Elance. It has a wealth of knowledge for seasoned pros and beginners alike, whether you’re a freelancer or a business looking for contract work. And if you’re already an Elance über pro, it’s a great holiday gift for someone just starting out.

(And no, Elance doesn’t get a cut of the sales).

Over 280 pages long, you’ll find a plethora of insightful tips – from creating your profile to writing great job posts and job proposals. Not to mention helpful tips on collaborating while working together and much, much more.

We knew Karen Lacey “got it” soon after seeing the title of Chapter 1: Welcome To The Twenty-First Century. Pretty much sums it up, eh? But then again, as a successful Elancer herself, it’s no wonder Karen sees the transformation happening in the world of work around us.

As for Kanye, well, he might want to get hip too – and check out some of the groundbreaking sound editors on Elance? Tweet us Kanye if you need help finding someone perfect for the next disc. Or simply score your own copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Elance.



Nice post.

I want it!!

Karen, you did a great job! -- packed with information and lots of hot tips,and written in an informal style that is enjoyable to read.

Definitely a good, helpful book.

Ker-ching .. bought and loaded. Don't disturb me for a while. I'm reading ..

What's really great is that she came to Elance to hire someone (me) to build her website, as well. Working on it right now!

Nice post.

Its a great book, I am currently in the top 4 on elance and found some very valuable information here. Highly recommended for the elance starter and veteran :-)

Great! Can't wait to get the book.