Work with real people.

We believe that transparency is key to making confident hiring decisions, as well as developing long-term, trusted relationships.

Know Who You’re Hiring

We require that all freelancers be truthful about their identities. We verify each freelancer’s email address, phone number and geographical location. We also confirm W-9 and Tax ID information for U.S.-based freelancers.

And, before making a hiring decision, clients have the opportunity to speak live with freelancers using built-in messaging tools.

Know Who’s Hiring

Even before writing a proposal or accepting a job, freelancers have access to key information on clients. They can evaluate prospective clients based on data such as a client’s track record for awarding posted jobs, history of job feedback, and how much a client has spent hiring on Elance.