Odesk vs. Elance

Two of the most popular freelancing websites these days are Odesk.com, and Elance.com. Freelancing websites like these are great for anyone looking to make a little extra money on the side, or work full time from home. But which one is the best? Obviously, defining which one of these freelancing sites is truly the “best” comes down to personal opinion. They’re very comparable in almost every way:

The bidding process, number of daily users, average payout per job, etc. But if I had to recommend just one to someone, it would have to be Odesk.com. Simply for the fact that membership is absolutely free. On Elance, having a paid membership is OPTIONAL, however they essentially punish you for not having a paid membership by limiting the number of bids you can make, and placing you lower than paid members when employers are searching for contractors. The best part about Odesk being free is that you’re welcome to try it out, and if you don’t like it, you can walk away with no loss!

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