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Does Elance have a Referral Program?

The Elance Referral Program lets you refer friends to Elance and earn $10 or 10 Connects for each referral.

How does the Referral Program work?

For every Client that you bring onto Elance, you'll earn $10. For every Freelancer you bring onto Elance, you'll earn 10 Connects, and you'll also give them a gift of 10 Connects to help them get started. It's our way of saying "thank you" for sharing the love and spreading the word!

To get started login to your Elance account and go to the Resources button located in the top navigation bar.  From here click on the Referral Program link.

What are the rules?

If you refer a Client, all they need to do is register on Elance and make a payment of at least $10, and you'll receive $10. For Freelancer referrals, all they need to do is register, verify their email and phone number, and you'll receive 10 Connects. As an added bonus, they'll also receive 10 Connects as a gift from you.

Here's the fine print: Elance Referral Program Terms of Service.


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