Every week, hundreds of new Elance providers are hired for their first projects. We’d like you to meet one of them, Sharon Thompson (username: allamericangal) – a California-based freelance designer with over 20 years of experience in the graphic design industry.
Sharon has an impressive background in business and graphic design. She is a small business owner, having founded, Sharon Thompson Design Studio, in 1989, and has an extensive portfolio of logos, illustrations and photos.
In parts one and two of our Apple iPhone blog series, we highlighted Elance service provider Nick Dalton (username: 360mind), an iPhone SDK specialist, and provided tips on how you can have an iPhone application built via Elance. In this third and final part of the series, we highlight iPhone applications developed on Elance. Check out these great apps recently developed:
KidsCards, the brainchild of entrepreneur Mark Hanusz and 7-month old son, Avi, is an educational flash card application designed for children ages 1 - 3 years old. The application uses the Core Animation framework and allows iPhone owners (or their children) to flick through the flash cards, with categories such as letters or colors, using the familiar iPhone touch screen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each week, Elance Providers are awarded their first projects, receive hundreds of positive reviews, and reach significant earnings milestones. We celebrate the successes of our amazing providers by recognizing them on our new Provider Network Milestones page.
Just last week, 203 providers won their first project – and last month, 84 providers completed their 10th project with positive reviews.
Did you make it on the honor roll? Find out by visiting the new Milestones page in Elance University.
Paul Ranson, Founder and CEO of UK-based Slam Productions, creates computer and video games for game consoles such as Sony PS2 and Nintendo Wii. The company was founded in 2007, and has created many video games - Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Telly Addicts, and Top Trumps, to name a few.
Margot - Lead Character
Margot's Wordbrain Game
When a downturn in the video game industry prompted Paul to streamline staffing from 12 to 4 in-house employees, he turned to Elance to find and hire creative talent to help fill in the gaps of his newly slimmed down team. The in-house Slam Productions team is now completely comprised of programming talent.
Meet Ariel Tehrani, Elance buyer and winner in the Best Design category of the Best Websites on Elance Recognition Program. I caught up with Ariel to learn more about his company, Falcon Hyundai, and the award-winning design of the Falcon Hyundai website.
Elance: Why is it important for Falcon Hyundai to have a professionally-designed website?
Ariel: As the owner of a dealership, I have access to a number of resources that do template dealership websites. However, I felt that all of those templates were overused, and I did not want a “cookie-cutter” website.
What I really wanted was a fresh design -- something that other dealerships don’t typically do. So I used Elance to find and hire providers who could create and design a great looking website for my dealership.