If you’re a student, you’re lucky if your summer job is somewhat related to your field. (If you land an internship, it'll probably be related – but you might not get paid for the privilege of developing your skills.)
Freelancing provides high-end work for college students supplementing their summer income – or can even serve as your stand-alone summer job. Plus, freelancing over the summer could easily generate long-term clients you can work for throughout the school year as well. Who knows – you might get paid to complete a project that also satisfies class requirements!
It’s hard to post a project if you don’t know what you want. What may not be as obvious, especially for design projects, is a secondary – but nearly as important – consideration: How do you want your project developed? Knowing what you want done and which application you’d like to be used helps ensure your deliverable fits your current – and possibly your future – needs.
Different applications create different end products, so let’s take a look at some of the more common design applications. Keep in mind this is merely intended to be an overview: Hundreds of books have been written describing the uses of each application.
The nominations are in for the 2008 Best Logos on Elance Contest, and we've chosen the finalists. With over 100 entries in categories like Best Makeover, Web and Real Estate, the finalists are truly the best of the best.
Help us choose the best logo in each category by casting your vote. Votes will be accepted through June 15th.
Continuing our three part series focused on the development of applications for the Apple iPhone, we asked Nick Dalton, iPhone SDK specialist, to give Elance buyers a few tips on how to scope and post an iPhone Application project. Here’s what he had to say:
The iPhone is an amazing device that invites creativity. If you’re an iPhone owner I’m sure you’ve said to yourself: ‘I wish I could do that on my iPhone, or I have a great idea for an iPhone application’.
We are excited to announce the latest product release to the Elance community, which includes improvements that make it easier for buyers to award, collaborate on, and manage their projects. We’ve also made it easier for providers to get repeat business.
This is the first of a three part series focused on the development of applications for the Apple iPhone. We start the series with a spotlight on Nick Dalton (username: 360mind), an iPhone SDK application expert and author of 101 iPhone Tips and Tricks.
What is an iPhone SDK expert, you ask? An iPhone SDK specialist is a programmer who can design and create applications – similar to downloadable games or widgets for other cell phones – but specifically for iPhone users. The SDK (software development kit) released by Apple in March, opens the iPhone platform to development by third party developers.
Have you heard the one about the business traveler who accepts a drink from an attractive stranger—and then wakes up in a bathtub full of ice, minus a kidney? Or what about the tale of the gang members who’ll kill you if you flash your brights at them?
Urban legends stick. A sticky idea is one that’s understood, remembered, and changes something—behavior, opinions, or beliefs. Legends like the “kidney thieves” tale seem to stick effortlessly. But it’s not just sleazy ideas that stick naturally, it’s also lots of valuable ideas: proverbs, fables, and scientific ideas, to name just a few.
Whether you’re new to working remotely, or just want to brush up on a few housekeeping items, this article is for you.
You and your Elance buyer seem to be a perfect match, and your project bid is on the verge of being accepted. But it’s not smooth sailing yet. What’s the easiest way to spoil what could otherwise be a great working relationship? Poor communication.
I am sure many of you have heard the buzzword "Web 2.0". For many, it may have been from people or design companies that say make sure your website is Web 2.0! In truth, Web 2.0 isn't a new form of the internet. It is simply a word describing a trend that has been around for the last few years.
In short, a Web 2.0 website focuses on user experience and interactivity, allows users to share content, and is powered by a backend database.
Patrick Bennett - Web Developer
For your next website, it's important to know which technologies are associated with Web 2.0 as well as how each one can help you. In this article, I will describe each of the key technologies as they relate to user interface, search engine optimization and databases.
Meet Alan LeStourgeon, a full-time affiliate marketer, celebrating his third year working from home. Alan manages 38 websites and writes about his experiences as an affiliate marketer on his small business advice blog, Affiliate Confession.
In 2006, Alan started using Elance providers to write for his websites. “It was nearly impossible to keep the content on all of my websites fresh, so I posted a few writing projects on Elance to see if I could find talent,” Alan explained.