Hi guys, I work as freelancer in this website since 2010 and already made more than US$4,000 and you can see my earnings in my profile https://www.elance.com/s/bafh/?rid=1TGXZ
Elance is a website where people can hire other people and people can be hired. There are a lot of jobs, admin work, and sometimes simple work of copy and paste, for example a person want a list of florists in Virginia, so you go to yellowpages and copy and paste the info into excel.
There are other areas too like Design, Writing, Marketing, Consulting, Engineering, Legal, Translation, TI Programming, etc.
At Elance you find clients, get hired and get paid.
They pay through Paypal or Wire transfer.
They have a system which guarantee payments. There are hourly payments and fixed prices. On fixed prices for example when you are hired the client fund the money to elance, and when you're finished you ask him to release the payment.
If you have any questions feel free to ask me.
Here is the website link: https://www.elance.com/?rid=1TGXZ
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