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Megsandbacon 24.01.2013 14:24

Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
Hey, fellow job-seekers, just wanted to pass this on:

Elance is this website where you can contract for projects (everything from writing/translating to building financial models, etc.) to keep you busy while you're looking for a 'real' job. There are also similar websites out there like odesk.com, peopleperhour.com, etc. but I haven't used them, so can't vouch for them.

I already have one little gig, which won't pay much, but it's better than sitting on EF all day (c:

(DISCLAIMER: the link above is my referral link, so if you click it and sign up, I'll get some tokens. If you want to check it out without giving me tokens, you can just go to www.elance.com.)

kws 25.01.2013 08:18

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
I've done some freelance work in the past when I was in the UK with both elance and freelancer.com. Found I got more work from Freelancer. Didn't think of doing it when I was out of work last year though.

I have a couple of questions though - are you getting unemployment benefit and if so what do the RAV/Unemployment insurance office think about the freelancing? Also, how do you declare what you've earned and do they deduct it from your insurance payment.

Megsandbacon 25.01.2013 09:30

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
I am not getting unemployment benefits, so I have no idea of the implications.

swissnyc 25.01.2013 13:05

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
we tried both elance and odesk and had good experience with odesk. I think they are equivalent.

Megsandbacon 19.02.2013 10:14

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
I try not to click on links posted on forums; I usually Google it and click on the Google link to make sure it's a legit site. When I Google Origando, your site doesn't come up.

Just sayin'.

Megsandbacon 19.02.2013 10:28

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
Touché!

Ok, I will check it out. Thanks!

3Wishes 19.02.2013 11:36

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Megsandbacon (Post 1802460)
I try not to click on links posted on forums; I usually Google it and click on the Google link to make sure it's a legit site. When I Google Origando, your site doesn't come up.

Just sayin'.

Good policy. I did the same and I got several results including what looks like a press release on the the San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate.

Verbier 19.02.2013 12:25

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
A couple of hits on Origondo.

http://startup.ch/index.cfm?page=129367&profil_id=4216

http://www.startupticker.ch/news/feb...aspx?feed=News (DE)

Jumping Captain 19.02.2013 13:51

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
What happened to forum policy to allow commercial posts after a certain amount of posts and time as registered member?

Origondo is commercial. They collect funds from each successful project. Sure, registration is free, posting a project and making an offer too... but that is it.

So, I suggest the Origondo posts be removed and poster be notified regarding the forum details regarding hijacking and commercial posts.
JC

EDIT: This posted couple hours after two reports.

3Wishes 19.02.2013 14:23

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jumping Captain (Post 1802687)
What happened to forum policy to allow commercial posts after a certain amount of posts and time as registered member?

JC - I think that requirement is only for people posting things in the for sale/wanted section. Mods, feel free to correct me here. :)

Edit: Based on the fact that post was deleted, I would say mods have backed you up, JC! I stand corrected.

Jumping Captain 19.02.2013 14:31

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 1802748)
JC - I think that requirement is only for people posting things in the for sale/wanted section. Mods, feel free to correct me here. :)

IMO, especially since the user that posted the link works with the company, it should not be here but in the commercial section of the forum... not to mention the lacking number of posts.

I have used eLance several times as both project offering and project support. eLance is effective and well built to protect both sides against fraud.
JC

Megsandbacon 19.02.2013 14:32

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
I'm a full-fledged member, and I won't be getting any kickbacks from the link, so here it is:

http://www.origondo.com

I looked at it--there aren't many jobs on there yet, but I intend to keep an eye on it.

oDesk only pays into a CH bank account in Euros, so Origondo has that advantage over them.

Anyway, something else to keep in mind.

PS: I didn't mean this as a 'Ha ha, look, I went around the rules' type post--I really think these freelancing sites are a great idea, and I've had success with them. I agree that the guy should have followed the rules, but I still think it's a good resource, and want other EFers to know about it.

flow23 19.02.2013 14:53

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
we used elance and it was a crap experience. defo watch out for peeps that had a couple of gigs and the buisness they run is somewhat on a profound basis, means website, fon number etc is there and valid. because the guys we had just closed their business before we could hand in the changes we wanted...

Jumping Captain 19.02.2013 15:32

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
Agree, you must be careful on eLance. Established companies/people, good ratings, etc. are signs of how serious they are. We are happy campers with the new website via eLance.
JC

Jayz 21.02.2013 11:14

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Megsandbacon (Post 1802771)
I looked at it--there aren't many jobs on there yet, but I intend to keep an eye on it.

I counted about half a dozen in the skills I've registered and most of those seem to be for Origondo themselves - there seem to only be 2 active employers.

nubix 21.02.2013 11:51

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
@Jayz: thanks for your registration. we just announced our platform 7 days ago.. we also hope that it will show more business in the near future :). btw: right now is the best moment to influence the direction we take! features you miss on other platforms and general feedback. we do listen to our users - but we try not to spam, so better answer via private message or we open a new discussion thread.

3Wishes 21.02.2013 12:03

Re: Elance, etc.--project work while looking for full-time
 
@Nubix - May I gently suggest that you put more effort into joining our community by posting on other threads of interest? You've already broken the rules once by advertising your business without the required number of posts or membership time. Once you've been around a bit and posted on other topics, people are more likely to trust you.


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