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How do I register as a Freelancer?

Registering as a Freelancer on Elance is a snap!

To get started, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the blue Register Now (it’s free) button near the center of the Elance Home Page.

  2. Select I want to Work and click Continue OR sign up with your LinkedIn or Facebook details.

  3. Complete the registration fields by manually entering your information OR by choosing to use your LinkedIn or Facebook details. Click Register.

  4. Fill in your skills or areas of expertise. If you get stuck, click the Browse All Skills link to see a full list of available skills. When done, click I'm Finished.

Note:  You may choose to Skip entering skills at this point; however, if you choose to Skip the Skills field must be blank.

  1. Before proceeding, check  your registered email address and click on the link sent by Elance.

  2. After clicking the link from your email, it is now time to choose your Membership Plan. Remember your email must be verified before selecting a Membership!

For more details on creating your Freelancer profile, please click here.

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