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    Elance

    Hi guys, do any of you have experience using elance.com?

    I was thinking about starting to use it to search for jobs... Any of have some advice to share before I jump in?

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    Elance and any similar "bid-for-jobs" sites totally suck. It's a race to the bottom against people who would be happy to take cents on the dollar.

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    Elwell oh... I was hoping it was a genuine way out of my current economic situation...

    Is it really all bad? It seems theres a bit of competition, but wouldn't the clients generally go for quality over quantity?
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    It is that bad. You will have a better chance of getting work from
    cold calling clients.

    EDIT: Or rather, I should say, proper paying work. Deviantart would
    offer the same kind of opportunities with less of the red tape and BS
    that comes with elance.

    (Though I recommend neither for making real dough.)
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    Sorry brother. We are only telling you this because we care.

    Do you have a portfolio set up?

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    Star Eater yeah man thanks for it
    I'm working on it... slowly, and I need two, my media design portfolio is beyond its expiration date- so to speak
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    Ok, well, I suggest getting the portfolio in order completely
    before you start looking for work. Remember, you are going
    to be potentially going up against your peers here, you will
    need to convince your client why they must choose you
    instead of them. So you have to bring your very best
    solutions for their creative tasks to the table.

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    Star Eater I know I know dude I have done it before ... Just never with illustration, heh I've been working graphical design
    for a while now, so yeah... figuring its the same deal, .
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    Oh ok good. Well just keep doing your thing and good luck.

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    Star Eater hah, thanks man you to
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