Originally Posted by Nessia
I am a web designer and am tired of working full time for someone else, I want to quite and try freelancing online, I have already established two freelancing sites, Odesk and Elance, which one is the best for web designers. I want to concentrate on only one so that I can build my profile.
Be aware that Elance and Odesk merged last December, and although they're still operating as individual sites for the time being they're both now under the same ownership. The management have repeatedly said that no changes are going to happen but many of the freelancers themselves aren't convinced about this and view the merger with alarm.
The rates of pay at Odesk tend to be lower than those of Elance and it's generally assumed that this merger is the first step towards bringing Elance's average rates down to the same general levels as those of Odesk. It's also generally assumed that at some point in the future one of these sites will be absorbed into the other. If this happens it really won't matter which of them you now choose to concentrate on as eventually you'll be a member of the unified site.