Levels represent freelancer achievements and activity on Elance. Higher levels indicate greater activity, earnings, and positive reviews. Levels are based on the points calculated in My Stats for three main criteria: Client Relationship, Service Delivery, and Marketing.
Level represents activity and achievements on Elance. Higher levels mean greater earnings, ratings, and experience.
Levels are derived from points providers earned on Elance.
What providers earn points for:
All providers start at Level 1, and move up to higher levels as they gain more experience on Elance:
There is no limit on how high they can go up:
Vague mentioning of differences between categories…
All freelancers start at Level 1, and move up to higher levels as they gain more experience on Elance and accumulate more Points. For more information on Points click here.
Levels determine default search ranking and show on the profile, proposals, and search results.
My Stats page also displays your company or individual rank. Companies and individuals are ranked separately with the team members included in the individual ranking.
My Level Says “Not Available” - Why?
If you navigate to an Elance profile directly from a URL, it defaults to an All Services view. The All Services view includes data from all categories a freelancer has worked in. Since levels are calculated on a per category basis, no Level will display if a specific category is not selected. To view the level for a particular category, simply select a category from the pull-down menu above the overview section on the freelancer's profile.
Please note: On the profile snapshot, there will be no Level visible. On the Job History page, where Level is displayed for a particular category, "Level not available" will show on the All Services view, along with a tool-tip indicating that a category must be selected to view Level.