It's free to hire on Elance

You can post unlimited jobs and hire as many contractors as you need. There are no hidden fees, charges or extra overhead costs.

When candidates quote an hourly rate or a fixed price, the quote includes the Elance fee, which is 8.75%. When you pay Elance for work performed by your contractor, Elance deducts the fee and immediately transfers the rest to the contractor. In other words, the cost of using Elance is included in the price quoted by your contractors and Elance only makes money when you approve and pay for the work.