Given a background in Electrical Engineering designing semiconductors for Silicon Valley firms, you wouldn’t expect 45-year old Andy Daniel to have a ‘low-tech’ hobby. But, in fact, Andy has a passion for traditional-style board games, and started his own company, Enginuity, to serve fellow board game enthusiasts.
"Board games are just as engaging as video games, and oftentimes require much more problem solving skills and development, along with being social and matching wits with other players," explained Andy.
How does a brick-and-mortar consultant transition to a successful virtual entrepreneur? For Aftab Qureshi (Elance ID: westknight), the answer came by thinking through three important areas. More on that later.
Before making the transition, Aftab was a marketing consultant for more than 20 years and spent his early career working for Fortune 100 companies such as Toyota, Honda, P&G, Dunlop, Cable & Wireless, Citibank, Reckitt Benckiser and the US Navy.
Amanda van der Gulik, a mompreneur and Elance buyer, is passionate about two things: financial independence and children. She combines the two in her business, CleverDoughKids, a website dedicated to teaching children how to make money work for them rather than having to work for money.
CleverDoughKids, based in New Zealand and Canada, achieves Amanda's vision by creating and distributing educational materials with real examples of how kids can earn income passively. "It's just so amazing to watch as the financial light bulb turns on in kids heads!" said Amanda. One example Amanda shares is from her own daughter:
A number of states are holding presidential primary elections today, hence the nickname “Super Tuesday.” With the help of a provider on Elance, Chris Siglin, a music industry veteran, found a unique and powerful way to impact the political process.
Instead of getting in his way, we’ll let Chris tell the story:
Do you ever feel like you are living the same day over and over again? Like Bill Murray in the movie "Groundhog Day," many of us get stuck in recurring routines that may be holding us back in our professional or personal lives.
Elance buyer and realtor, Jonathan Fleming, broke out of the day-to-day routine by using Elance to find and hire professionals to help him supercharge his real estate business while launching new ventures including public speaking and consulting.
With Super Bowl XLII showcasing current NFL stars, now is a perfect time to showcase Elance buyer Doug Hollie, a former player and current star in the San Francisco Bay Area community.
Doug Hollie is the founder of S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping underprivileged and inner city youths through education, counseling, recreation and sports, and life skills training.