Elance, the world’s leading platform for online employment, helps businesses hire and manage in the cloud. For businesses looking to staff-up a team on an hourly or project basis, Elance offers instant access to talent and the ability to build and manage entire teams online. For independent professionals who want to work online, Elance offers access to qualified clients, a virtual workplace and guaranteed pay for great work.
Their Specialities includes:
- Admin Support
- Graphics & Multimedia
Elance is a privately held company with almost 200 employees.
Here is the address of their headquarters:
441 Logue Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
People behind Elance:
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President and General Counsel
Vice President, Enterprise Solutions
Vice President, Engineering
Kjetil J. Olsen
Vice President, Europe
Chief Marketing Officer
Vice President, Product
Vice President, Category Management
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Enterprise Sales
Vice President, Operations
Elance has been in the business since the early 1999's.
Here are some reviews of Elance from Mouthshut.com:
“It took me a while to get my first job, but I kept trying and eventually got my first client. After that it has been much easier and I get 2-3 new jobs a week through Elance”
“’I’ve tried several freelancer platforms, and Elance is the best. It’s not perfect as I have run into clients who try to take advantage of you, but they are easy to avoid and the Elance surprisingly backed me and made sure I got paid. One tip - keep all your communications with clients in the work ...”
Elance, Inc is a BBB Accredited Business since 10/01/2003.
This business has the rating of A+.
BBB has determined that Elance, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.
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Elance has been visited by people throughout the globe and its showing in their ranking too.
Their Alexa rank 684 globally, 219 in India and the site currently has links into 10,586 sites.
Their Google page rank is 6/10, which is excellent.
Their Compete page rank is 8,567 globally and they get 238,680 unique visitors on a monthly basis.
Elance has great social presence that shows their product has great acceptance among the consumers.
Their Facebook page has 151,761 likes and 2,748 people are talking about them.
Their Twitter page has 6,193 tweets, 36,535 followers and 12,973 followings.
Their You Tube page has 1,142 subscribers and 512,371 video views
Their LinkedIn page shows it is a privately held company with almost 200 employees
According to Google safe browsing test, Elance is not currently listed as suspicious and this site has not hosted any malicious software in the last 90 days. Elance.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites in the last 90 days.
Here is a detailed overview of Elance’s safe browsing test page:
Here is a pricing comparison of Elance.com and Peopleperhour.com:
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Julie L. (Copy Editor) $35/hour
Gemma S. (Graphics Design) $39/hour
Deren S. (Writer) $31/hour
Since Elance is a ecommerce company, all the procedures are done online and hence there is no physical shipping takes place.
Elance Global Payments helps contractors navigate the complexity of international payments and provides fast, low-cost access to your money. Elance Global Payments offers our international contractors a variety of withdrawal methods, including:
Local Currency Transfer
- USD Transfer
In most cases, local currency transfer offers the best option with low fees and foreign exchange rates negotiated by Elance. Fees, availability, and exchange rates vary by country and we encourage you to research the best option for your needs.
If you submit a Refund Request Form or a Job Cancellation Form via the Site, then the other party to your Job will have 5 calendar days (the “Approval Period”) to either ‘Approve’ the request or file a Dispute Notice Form. If that party files a Dispute Notice Form, both Members will engage in dispute resolution under this Dispute Resolution Policy.
A Contractor request to refund money to a Client will be approved and processed for appropriate payment or release of Escrow whether or not Client responds. In all other cases, Elance reserves the right to suspend the account of any Member that does not respond to Refund Request or Job Cancellation Form.
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