After creating account in Elance the most important tasks that you need to do are listed below. Follow the steps and get your first job.
I got same questions from a lot of readers. They wanted to know how they can get their first and continuous job on Elance? So I have decided to write a short guide on how to get jobs on Elance. This guide Is based on my personal experience. I observed what worked and did not while bidding for a job in Elance.
Elance is one of the dominating outsourcing sites that is highly trusted by both workers and employers. The below guide will help you get your desired job at ease.
- Make your profile 100% complete and up to date!
This is the most important part in my guide. Don’t stop customizing your profile until it shows 100% complete message. Take skill tests and pass them successfully. Upload your identity information and verify your profile. Upload portfolio files that give the employer the chance to get to know more about your work and skill.
When a client sees your profile 100% complete, he understands that you are serious about working on Elance.
- Bid smartly and steadily
While bidding for any work first of all, read the project description fully and understand what the client wants. Then offer your service in a polite way and let the client know that you have understood client’s needs and can handle the work to complete clients’ project successfully. Most of the freelancers tend to bid randomly without understanding client’s needs. And when the client finds you serious about the work, no matter what your profile level is, he surely will think about offering you the job at least for once.
- Start with small one
As a newbie, it is common not to get high budget job. So control your emotion and build your profile rating with small works first then go for the big projects.
Finally don’t lose hope as it is not likely that you will get offer the moment you bid on any project. Wish you all good luck!