Elance Blog

Work Differently in 2013. Share Your Story To Win Cash (And More!)

UPDATE: The Polls are now open! Vote for your favorite photo/story through Febraury 10. Return often, you can cast up to 3 votes daily!

OK, the cat’s out of the bag. Here at Elance we’re thrilled beyond words to officially introduce our new tagline: Work Differently. It’s the rallying cry of our new marketing campaign – as well as the mantra for everything we embody at Elance.

To celebrate we’re hosting a fun contest with cash prizes. It’s also your chance to be featured on the Elance website (read: great exposure to a world of potential clients, not to mention earning the envy of other freelancers).

To enter simply visit our Facebook contest page by February 3 and share a brief story of how you Work Differently, including a photo of you at work.

Ten finalists will be chosen by the Elance team (based on how submissions express the Work Differently mindset – a combination of how compelling the written story is and how aesthetic and creative the photo is). So be original and inspirational!

Fellow Elancers will then vote on the winners (polls are open February 7-10, so be sure to return and vote for your favorite story). We’ll award $500 for the top pick, and two runner-ups will receive $250 each. See contest details.

Elance Work Differently Photo Contest

As mentioned, we’ll also feature the top three prize winners on the pages of Elance’s brand new Inspiration Center. It’s our testimonial section where freelancers and businesses alike tell the world what it means to Work Differently on Elance. You’ll be professionally photographed and filmed as you tell your story, and then added to the Inspiration Center. Check out some stories currently there, and get inspired yourself!

Also get ready for more great additions to the Elance website and your workplace in the days, weeks and months ahead. We’ll be introducing more features, more services and more surprises sure to delight you and help make you even more successful on Elance. You see, the Work Differently tagline is merely the jumping-off point to celebrate everything we’re now able to accomplish together. This includes allowing freelancers to find great work while enjoying a fulfilling lifestyle, plus giving businesses the freedom to accomplish quality work quickly and affordably. Well done, Elancers. Well done. Tell us your story.


What's with all the MAC's in the above photo? Can't we freelance on a different laptop?

Good idea! BUT ... why is the contest hosted in Facebook? I am not a Facebook subscriber and I don't want to join at this time. Therefore people like me are excluded from the fun, this is discriminating. Why not keep the contest in the Elance cocoon?

Hi Folks,
I'm trying to enter my cover letter, which is 247 words, but it's being rejected as too long.
Any tips?

When I went to enter, it looks like I'm forced to open up my facebook (and thus elance?) databases to one and all. Okay, I understand that (from a marketing perspective), but there doesn't appear to be a way to opt out of that and still enter! Boo! (Is that even legal, btw, given all the federal guidelines on sweeps and drawings and contests?) So because I don't know how that will effect my inbox (and thus the inboxes of my friends), I'll choose to NOT enter . . . unless that very bad set-up is fixed.

@jonka: My thoughts exactly. I personally work from a window7 desktop and a chromebook, so some variety would be better.