Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My Surprise

I told you last week that I had a surprise to share with you so here it is. A friend of mine was talking about how she had been making money on Elance writing articles for people so I thought I would check it out.

Elance is a really awesome website. You can set up a profile and look for "freelance" jobs in these areas:
  • Administration & Support
  • Legal
  • Web & Programming
  • Design & Multimedia
  • Writing & Translation
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance & Mgt
  • Engineering & Mfg.
You can sign up for a free account or there are paid accounts. After comparing all the particulars I chose to sign up for the Administration & Support area and I chose the $9.95/month account. I figured I would give it one or two months and see how it goes.

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of jobs posted and you have to bid on the ones you are interested in working on. I bid on 7 jobs within the first week.

I got hired! It's a job as a Virtual Assistant until March and it's enough money per month to pay all our household utilities/groceries! It's only 10/hrs week too so I could easily pick up another job on there as well.

So if you are looking to pick up some extra cash and you have some extra time to work from home, check out Elance. (I dont' get any kind of credit for this or anything - I am just happy at how quick I picked up a job.)

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

Cool. If I don't get this new job I am applying for- I may look into this (seeing as how there is too much time on my hands at work somedays)