How to Use eLance for Writing Jobs (video)

I’ve had quite a few requests from people regarding how to use eLance (or any similar site) to get writing jobs.  In addition, I’ve been thinking about making videos for this site for a while.  So, I decided I’d combine the two and give a very simple introduction to how to find writing jobs on eLance.  This is just a screen capture video with me talking over it explaining what I’m doing.

I didn’t do any editing, and this was done in one take, so if there are any issues, that is why.  I’m not that good at editing video or audio or anything, so I am just putting it up as is.  I’ve heard from many experts that just putting yourself out there on video is a great first step, and I can work on improving things over time.  So, I’m taking their advice, and taking action.

Here is my first ever video.  Please, let me know what you think about it and let me know if there are any other topics you’d like to see me make a video on in the future.

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  1. says

    Congrats on your first video Michael! First one down, they’ll get easier from here on in 🙂
    My tutorial videos – as rough and ready as they are, always bring me traffic and have lead on to several clients who just want someone who knows what they’re doing to do the work for them.

    It’s been several years since I used Elance – I’m glad you mentioned price points. I always found it difficult trying to compete with writers who could write for pennies. It was very discouraging.
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    • says

      Thanks for the encouragement! I was surprised at how simple it is to make the videos and get them published. Of course, the quality isn’t as high as I’d like it to be yet, but that will come. I’m glad I put it out there, and now I will just have to keep coming up with new ideas on what to make them about.



  2. Mylene says

    Great video Michael! I’ve been lurking on your site for quite some time now and really enjoy your content. You mentioned at the end of your video that you may consider doing another one showing a bunch of different proposals. I would be very interested in this. I’ve had some moderate success with eLance in the past but I tend to spend way too much time writing out proposals.

    • says

      Thanks! I’ll try to do this one next. I’m trying to figure out a good way to do it where I can explain what I’m doing properly, without having a lot of wasted video time of just typing. I’ll try to have it up in the next day or two if possible.

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