Writing

Born to Write

You could say Rebecca Stigall (username: ForewordCommunications) was born to write. She spent most of her formative years in education programs focused on writing and research, and as you would expect, wrote for her school papers. Even in college, she was to the go-to girl for editing projects for her close friends.



Now as a newly hired provider, she continues her twenty plus years as a freelance writer on Elance. Learn more about Rebecca’s Elance journey in her own words:

Melissa Finds Success and Flexibility Working at Home

Melissa Rudy is a 32-year-old mother of three young girls (ages: 4, 2 and 3 months) who recently made a life-changing decision to work full-time on Elance.



Melissa – born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio – graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a writing certificate in Journalism.

Celebrating Newly Hired Provider Jamie Good

Meet Jamie Good (username: jamie_seger) – a new Elance provider who was recently hired to complete her first project.



Jamie joined Elance last month to earn additional income for her family. With a career background in education and a degree in Social Science Education, Jamie was focused on finding freelance writing projects that she could complete while working from home.  

How to Work With a Freelance Writer

We asked Jeff Haden, an Elance provider in the Writing & Translation category and a freelance writer we work with, to give us his perspective on how and why you should consider working with a freelance writer. We hope you enjoy this guest blog contribution from Jeff.

 





Connecting with and building relationships with current and prospective customers is vital for your business, and the words you use can literally make or break you.

Mompreneur Helps Kids Increase Their Financial IQ's

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:

Sue Kristoff Becoming a Mompreneur

Part 3 of a 3 Part Series

This is the final article in a three-part series spotlighting professional women who are using the internet to begin or continue new careers on Elance while simultaneously starting and raising their families.



Just like the two previous stories in this article series spotlighting Mompreneurs, Sue Kristoff (Elance ID: skristoff), started her freelancing career to have more time with her family.  "Freelancing allows me to be at home with my children, especially during their early years, while still maintaining my professional career. I no longer have to pay for full time child care, or have a long commute."

A Successful Recipe for Mompreneurs

Part 2 of a 3 Part Series

This is the second article in a three-part series spotlighting professional women who are using the internet to begin or continue new careers on Elance while simultaneously starting and raising their families.



Kit Heathcock (Elance ID: OriginalOrange), an Elance provider in the Writing & Translation category, is a woman of many talents. She is fluent in Italian and English, an expert on Italian food and wine, an experienced web content writer, editor, translator and mom to three children under the age of 10.

Meet Lisa: A Mompreneur on Elance

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

This is the first article in a three-part series spotlighting professional women who are using the internet to begin or continue new careers on Elance while simultaneously starting and raising their families.



Meet Lisa Mondello, mompreneur and Elance provider (Elance ID: lisamondello) in the Writing & Translation category.  Lisa is an accomplished writer with eight published novels to her name, owner of a successful freelance writing business, and a work-at-home mom for her four children.

Becoming an Elancer

Karen Swim, an Elance provider in the Writing & Translation and Sales & Marketing categories, has built her freelance business with the help of Elance buyers and the Elance platform.  A marketer with 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Karen joined Elance because she wanted to be in business for herself.   

"When I first visited Elance, I saw that there was this whole secret underground of people making a living outside of corporate America, and that's when I knew corporate America was part of my journey, but not the end," said Karen.

And that's when Karen decided to start her freelancing business.  "I just signed up for Elance and started bidding on jobs," Karen said.  "Elance really started my business."

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