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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elance by Karen Lacey

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Introduction

My goal with this book is to help you achieve the success with Elance that I’ve had. Through the online work world, I’ve been able to go places and achieve personal goals I never imagined I could. Once I got started, the avenues of opportunity just seemed to keep expanding. I know you can experience this, too, and I wish I’d had this kind of go-to resource when I first started.

My story began in early 2008, when I found myself jobless, with a bank account close to empty, and no options in sight. I’d given up my lucrative, six-figure position with an international financial services firm—including the security, full benefits, and matching 401(k)—and had instead chosen the freedom, travel, and happiness I believed were within reach ...

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