Leslie H

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“As an ecommerce company we need to scale quickly. Elance gives us that opportunity.”
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Leslie H, Next Day Flyers

When your company is called Next Day Flyers, chances are you know a thing or two about getting things done quickly. No, instantly. And that’s why Marketing Program Manager Leslie Handmaker is a big fan of Elance. She and her team at Los Angeles-based Next Day Flyers are in the business of online publishing, printing custom marketing materials such as brochures, flyers and postcards. She uses a steady stream of Elancers for everything from marketing and research projects to writing, administrative assistant and data entry jobs.

“We have many short- to mid-term projects of 3 to 6 months that we need to launch quickly,” says Leslie. “Using traditional staffing companies can be cumbersome and cost prohibitive. Elance fills the gap nicely.” She notes that Elancers are a valuable resource for getting jobs done quickly when they don’t have in-house resources available, such as configuring complex Excel spreadsheets. Leslie is also sold on how easy Elance is to use: “Work is a snap to manage and we get quality work at budget-friendly prices.” For tips to share with new businesses on Elance, Leslie recommends breaking projects into smaller milestones and creating a thorough job description so everyone understands expectations. Sage advice worth printing for sure.