Elance providers Debbie Feldstein and Bob D’Amico were recently featured on an ABC News segment discussing their experience working on Elance.
Debbie Feldstein (username: Debbie1328) runs a creative writing business and has been an Elance provider since 2000. Bob D’Amico (username: Millennium-Design), an accomplished cartoonist with 30 years of experience in graphic design, has been on Elance since 2004.
With over 150,000 projects posted last year, it’s not surprising that there is great variety in the types of projects that buyers and providers complete on Elance.
To help illustrate the diversity of skilled Elance providers and projects that you can successfully outsource, we compiled a list of 100 distinct Technology, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Legal, Research and Business Planning projects. Small businesses and individuals just like you are literally outsourcing these projects on Elance everyday – and you can too.
People around the world often discuss and debate this question: What makes someone a great leader?
In one of our market research projects, we surveyed a group of Elancers for their perspective on this topic, and asked them to identify the key characteristics of what makes a great leader:
We are not surprised that vision and ability to inspire to act are at the top of the list of characteristics, but interestingly, only a small percentage of survey respondents identified teamwork as key to what makes a great leader.
What do you think makes someone a great leader, and is teamwork a key requirement?
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.
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.