Joined Elance
Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 12:27 AM

I just joined Elance to see if I can get some freelance jobs to earn money.  Has anyone tried or know someone who has tried using Elance?  I just want to know as much as I can about it and get as much advice as I possibly can that will help me obtain jobs through them.  Thanks!!   :-)

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 12:55 AM

Hi Virginia, :):):) I have never heard of them. But Please keep me posted? Good Luck!! :)

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 3:50 PM

I will, Linda.  It was recommended by an old high school friend so I decided to give it a whirl.  :-)

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 5:40 PM

@ Virginia, :):):) I had the chance last night to check the site out. It seems quite interesting. But I think I will just stay with AuthorStand. I already belong to acouple of others but never do much if anything on them. I just sit back and "WAIT" to hear from them. Lol! :)

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 7:17 PM

Until I start getting any kind of work through Elance, I'm going to stick with Author Stand..   And even when I do get work, I will still stick with Author Stand..  :-)   This is my fun place... lol  

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 8:05 PM

Lol!!! :):):) I know what you mean!! :) I would miss it here.

Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:59 PM

@ Virginia, :):):) This site is down right now for maintenance but I was reading these threads. I have not been able to get on since early last night. I just got my flash player updated so I am back, and wanted you to know. :) We woke up to rain this morning but now we have sunshine.:) I am working on Part III to another story that is posted here. I will let you know when it is finished. Have a Good weekend! :)

Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 11:19 PM

And now the inbox is messed up.  lol   Everytime I try to access it I get this message saying it's not a trusted site or some stupid thing like that.  Probably just some sort of glitch somewhere, not sure where.  Hopefully it clears up soon.  :-)

Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 11:42 PM

@ Virginia, :):):) I hope it clears up soon too. I have some pm's too. When you have some free time, PLEASE check out the works from Angel Hayden. She is so Talented!!! I have been reading some of her stories. They are VERY VERY GOOD!!! :) I think you will enjoy her work. She has more than just the two now. :)

Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 12:35 AM

I just read Brianna's story "Road to Nowhere" and I really enjoyed it.  @Brianna.. If you read this thread, you did a wonderful job on that story and your review should be up soon.   :-)

Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 12:37 AM

Oops I meant Angel.. Sorry Brianna.. I read your story too..  I've been doing so much reading I'm getting the Authors mixed up.  lol  Sorry about that..  Maybe I should take a break.. :-)


Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 2:48 PM

Lol!! Virginia :):):) I get the same two mixed up. I have no idea why?? But I have them both on my MUST READ list. I am looking forward to reading more from them both. :)

Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013 11:24 PM


At some point, I was signing up for stuff which I never really got to. I've heard of Elance. Are you having any luck?

We REALLY need to figure out real and functional ways to make a living at this, don't you think? The plumber is getting paid. Surely there's a paying market for OUR kind of plumbing. Anyone?

Maybe we can start putting our heads together on some of this stuff.

Like, I don't see a point to 'monetizing' my youtube account cos I KNOW I want to sing covers. So you know, you do covers on a monetized account, someone may get annoyed. It's suppose to be YOUR original content.

But, for example, in terms of starting a conversation on this (and I realize on one level, this isn't about books though it could be, say READ your story on a youtube vid) you could USE your youtube account to get a fanbase and not WORRY about making any youtube revenue (revenue by ad money, I think) because you could ask your FANbase to pay you for the vids you create. Or whatever.

Thoughts, anyone?

Heather, rather serious about all this

Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013 11:35 PM

I get warning of this site too...only at certain computers

As for making money with your writing craft, I think it is possible, but hard.  But as I learn from seeing my dad who is a great Chinese poet it is better to find a side job in the meantime.  

Thus, I will hold on to my Gardener title for now, and other titles that come along.

I find writers can hold any position and job titles.  I have done it.

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 1:04 AM

Since I've joined Elance, I've just been taking my time and looking around the site and setting up my profile.  I haven't made any bids yet.  I'm going to just explore for now.  :-)

Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:32 PM

 The Roguish Fairy

It's not about having a side job. I presume everyone has one. The point here is to focus more deeply on getting read. What has been your experience on getting people to read your stuff?


a caretaker which is a kind of gardener, but a caretaker of humans who write

Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:33 PM

 Virginia Simpson

Could you show me your account on Elance? I'm curious about what everyone is trying. Anybody else? I'll take a look at your forays into being paid.



Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:10 AM

@Heather, I'll do what I can..  I'll see what I can do to show you my account..  :-)

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:14 AM

@Heather..  Here is the link to my profile that I have completed so far..