How to Change Username on Elance

Elance is one of the biggest freelance portals in the world that provides the opportunity to outsource work to millions of employers around the globe. At the same time, it offers the chance to all work seekers who wish to earn money by staying at home. Undoubtedly, Elance has helped many people earn a big chunk of money by working from home.
Not only that, Elance not just provides the opportunity to employers and those who wish to get employed, it also ensures the delivery of work and its payment, so that no one gets deceived. The involvement of Elance is this regard has not just earned the trust of people but it has also helped them in attracting more traffic as everyday more and more people are seen working there. For this facility, Elance only takes only a small portion from the amount decided between employer and employee and both are good to go.
It should be noted that Elance automatically builds a portfolio of the employer or employee that are already working on the Elance and their historical information is saved under their respective username, therefore the username is of pivotal importance in this portal. Similarly, while hiring a particular employee, the employee is able to look at his /her portfolio to have a sound idea of his/her credibility. Therefore, the process of changing username is a bit complicated and can only be done with the help of Elance team as they had to make sure the desired new username is not already in use by some other person on the portal. For this regard, one can take help from Elance services or apply for a help ticket.


  • 1

    Open your web browser and type

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    Hover the mouse to the upper right corner of the window and click on “Sign in”.

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    Enter your username and password to access your portal.

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    Click on the Customer Support page to file your query.

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    At the Customer Support page for a help ticket and do not forget to mention your username and your request.

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    Send an email to Elance at, requesting to change your current username. For this, you would have to send your name, your current user name and your information.

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    Mention you desired username in the help ticket or the email. Try to give several options for the new username in-case your first option is not available. Do not forget to list your options in the order of preference.

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    Elance will let you know whether your username has changed or not.

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