How to Create an Account on Elance

Being ranked among the top notch freelance portals, many freelance workers are moving towards the Elance. By just registering yourself on their portal, Elance allows an individual to apply for a job or to post a job.

Nevertheless, to do any of the aforementioned activities, one has to register his/her account and obtain the username. Elance is a platform for everyone, who seeks to outsource or perform all kinds of writing or wishes to undertake a web development project.

With its simple and easy to understand terms and conditions, Elance not only facilitates the users to earn money but it also ensures the payment of the work done and delivery of the work. For all this, Elance charges just a small portion of the project’s cost and both are good to work together.

The framework here allows the employer to post a job and those who wish to get employed can write a proposal for the particular job and bid on it by quoting the charges. You have to decide whether you are going to sign up to do work or you want to hire people to outsource your task.

Your account plays a key role in helping you get a job as the client views your profile and estimates your credibility and ability to complete his work in time.

To make your account on Elance, you should follow these steps:


  • 1

    Visit the Elance website.

  • 2

    After the site is opened, on the centre of the page you will find the tab ‘Create Your Free Profile’, click on it and it will take you to the sign up page.

  • 3

    After that, you will be moved to a new page titled as ‘Create a Contractor Account’. If you want to work as a freelancer then you are on the right page, but if you are here to hire people then you should click on ‘Register as a client’.

  • 4

    While signing up as a contractor, you will be required to fill in your particulars including your email address, your name, desired username, password and the country you live in. You will also be required to choose how you wish to represent yourself to clients, as an individual or business.

  • 5

    You will be required to Agree to the 'Elance Terms of Service' to complete the registration. Now you can click on ‘Register’ to complete the process.

  • 6

    Your account is created, now you are good to bid on projects.

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