1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How do earnings on Freelancer compare to Elance?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by finalstep, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. finalstep

    finalstep Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been able to get $55-65/hour jobs consistently on Elance as well as highly paid fixed priced jobs. I would like to expand to another freelance site. Do the typical earnings on jobs on Freelancer compare to Elance? Is there any other network with high priced work?

    My skillset is in marketing strategy, finance, and investor relations...
     
  2. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    1,660
    Freelancer is a dump.

    I'm in that range with hourly rate at Elance too (recently upped to $65/hour and bidding accordingly). I looked at Freelancer and it's a shithole. Not sure any other freelancing place can compare with Elance. It's got the better platform, protection for both seller and buyer, and it just attracts the bigger players. Most of my customers are companies (hmmm actually, all of them might be now I think), and the other sites cater to the low rent blaaaahgers who I avoid like the plague.

    At our rates, we have to target companies not shitty IMs or blaaahgers, so I think you'll find that Elance is the better platform.
     
  3. finalstep

    finalstep Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0

    Freelancer has by far the most volume, Elance is not even close, which is what attracted me to them. Are there site where jobs are maybe 20% lower paid than on Elance. I am getting all the work I can handle on Elance, but I would like to expand past where I am now, hire some people and manage their work.
     
  4. seosky

    seosky Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    731
    Likes Received:
    106
    Freelancer is Like Warrior Forum. Elance is Good Place for Lance Jobs.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. finalstep

    finalstep Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    What about Guru, Odesk, ifreelance, people per hour, etc
     
  6. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    1,660

    I'm not about volume. If I wanted that junk, I'd go to fiverr. I leave the volume junk jobs to poor people.
     
  7. Sep77.

    Sep77. Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    Europe
    Home Page:
    Just out of curiousity - how about comparing Elance vs. oDesk?
     
  8. finalstep

    finalstep Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've never worked on odesk, but from what I hear it's very low wage jobs.