Elance, Odesk, Guru, Freelancer.com

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Hey guys,

In my effort to get case studies / results/ experience/ some income flowing and develop my fulfillment strategies for marketing services, I'm getting to work with the above bidding sites. I was just curious as to which of the 4 do you think is the best for finding serious clients and not just tire kickers and people who want to waste time?

I'm aware that you need good feedback and a bidding plan - I just was curious of those who have experimented with these 4 sites, which had the poorest job listings vs the more professional clients.

Thanks!
#elance #freelancercom #guru #odesk
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Elance had the most professional clients for me... clients that were willing to pay for my time, and not just in peanuts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Mayers
    Hey Harry

    I have had really great experiences with Elance and i have been able to close some really great deals and work with nice and diligent people. I would definitely recommend this site.

    Also, this site is full of many people who are new to the internet marketing world and freelancing business. Many would take advantage of newbies here but i see it as a great opportunity to show them the ropes and actually help them make an informed buying decision. Building lifelong relationships and trust is always first and this site is great for that.

    Hope my input helps you out!

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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I only deal with elance now, once you find the good workers there, stick with them, Alot better than the other ones mentioned. Elance quality has actually gotten better over the years I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Lee
    I like elance, but what you have to understand is the outsourcers that are on elance, are probably on guru, freelancer, etc. I recently posted a project on elance and then on guru a couple days later. For the most part, i had the same exact replies from elance, as I did from guru so it's kinda a wash.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by Matt Lee View Post

      I like elance, but what you have to understand is the outsourcers that are on elance, are probably on guru, freelancer, etc. I recently posted a project on elance and then on guru a couple days later. For the most part, i had the same exact replies from elance, as I did from guru so it's kinda a wash.
      While some of them have accounts on all of the sites, I got different replies on all sites as well. Guru is a disorganized mess. I always hated both buying and selling there. Elance provided a full time income for years and I've always been very happy when sourcing to Elance providers. Freelancer clients paid peanuts when I was a provider. Not worth my time selling there. After they took over scriptlance, I was ripped off for $500 from a programmer, so I don't use freelancer for sourcing.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I have used Odesk over the past few years with great success. On a side note, I have got several new clients hiring me from ODesk. I positioned myself as one of the highest paid consultants on Odesk and Elance. I only apply for positions that pay a fixed rate over $2,000.00
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  • Yup, I have to say that Elance is a great option. There are tons of people on there.

    Yeah, there are def some people on Elance who are also on other sites.

    But I do have to say that Elance is great because of how they organize the whole site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lulu Chil
    I use Elance and find that I get better paying clients from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Regal
    Elance, more skilled freelancers. its simple. plus the clients will pay you what they promise
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    • Profile picture of the author 9999
      I am leaning towards Elance as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author webtraf101
    I have used Odesk for more than a year now without experiencing any sort of problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bilby
    I have been using Odesk without issues for about a year. I find it more use friendly then the other sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cassie416
    I`ve been using Elance since 2010. So far there has been no issue with the problems with it. Alot of paying customers.
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    • Profile picture of the author hermonk9
      we do use odesk.com and really happy but i also never use the rest
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      • Profile picture of the author Becky Fourtion
        I've always used freelancer to get the clients but elance is pretty decent
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        • Profile picture of the author zigzager
          Elance without a doubt.
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          • Profile picture of the author zigzager
            Odesk is pretty good too....but ive had more success on elance
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    I like oDesk. I think oDesk is the best market place. I have 5 years experiences with oDesk.com
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