Here are some things to know when considering to work for http://www.elance.com:
Elance was started in 1999.
Elance is legitimate and they do pay.
Thousands of people post jobs and projects using the site.
Thousands find work using the Elance website and program.
A few people make good money and these people make it look like you can get a good income and do Elance projects as a full time job.
However, those who make lucrative income usually work long hours, probably seven days per week. They may have a team of people helping them.
Many people find that it takes months of hard work before they see a decent amount of pay.
Don’t look at the high-paying projects and think that you can easily replace your regular job.
Don’t look at the high-paying jobs and think that hard, hard work plus long hours (and perhaps a staff who can help you) aren’t involved.
Do know that you can get started working online on a part time basis with Elance.
It is not a scam.
Elance is a good way to learn how to work online, how to stay committed, and be persistent.
When choosing Elance, be realistic and know that as with most good things, it takes time, commitment, and good old hard work.