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9 Videos (52m)
    • Welcome Video

    • Getting Started

    • Creating Your Elance Profile

    • Navigating Your Elance Dashboard

    • Updating Your Elance Profile

    • Filtering Jobs and Using The Watch list

    • Drafting Your First Elance Proposal

    • What this move means

    • A look at


About This Class

You know you're curious! How do people find consistent work from home as a freelancer? How do they differentiate between scams and legitimate work opportunities? Those are great questions, and one of many answers is simply

Elance is an online job board that combines project tracking tools with qualified service providers and an ever-growing pool of clients looking to hire someone to help with a project (either on a one-time basis or as an ongoing work contract). 

Clients have paid out over 1 BILLION dollars to countless freelancers and companies since Elance started - it is a proven site with literally thousands of new project listings posted each day, and you could be one of the next freelancers to land a job from their site!

I have worked on Elance on and off since 2010, and I have made over $100,000 while working 2-3 hours from home and managing 3 busy kiddos at the same time. I look forward to walking you through the basics of setting up your Elance profile - it is the first step toward finding freelance work online! 

6 of 8 students recommendSee All

Awesome class. Great handouts. Very helpful for those of us new to freelancing. (I took both classes)
Basic walk through of the site.





Derrick & Jennah Mitchell

Digital Nomads & Online Teachers

Jennah has worked as a writer and project manager for close to a decade. In 2010 she first dabbled in telecommuting by starting a freelance company on the popular job board website Her business quickly grew, and in a little over a year she was employing over 5 other freelancers to help complete all of the projects in queue. Her time spent working as a telecommuter via Elance netted close to $100,000 - all while only working a few hours per day from home.

Derrick has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. Starting back as early as high school where he turned homework into paying gigs, his love for all things art and technology driven has continued to grow. Working with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites.

His most current accomplishments have been as the exclusive designer for Falkor Defense. Under the direction of Clint Walker, Derrick created an elite, multimillion-dollar brand from scratch. Additional projects for clients include global marketing campaigns, trade show design and implementation, app designs, and more.

Derrick and Jennah are the owners of Mitchell’s Garage | Creative Media Chop Shop, located in Kalispell, Montana, where they helps businesses find success with both print and online marketing efforts. Mitchell’s Garage has been successful in reaching and working with clients all over the world, including Washington D.C., New York, California, Calgary, Austria, Australia, Washington, Colorado, and of course, throughout Montana. Derrick and Jennah have worked for clients both big and small, and have helped ideate creative content and marketing strategies for countless companies including LEGO.

They recently also created a company and website called WhyTelecom to help support telecommuters, entrepreneurs, and business owners around the world.

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