Tuesday, 30 July 2013

How to be verified on Elance

Getting verified on Elance would greatly enhance a freelancer's profile. Prospective clients would rather go for verified freelancers than those who have not been verified.
Shortly below I will state the details of how one can be verified on Elance.
*Log into you Elance account
*Click on the FIND WORK menu
*Select the Freelancer Profile

*Click on verify your identity by the right side of your PC's screen

*A pop up screen will come up asking you to accept the terms and conditions
*Click on the I accept the terms and conditions checkbox. Then click continue
*You will be taken to ID Verification page where you have to fill out your bio data form, upload an acceptable identity card like your international passport, national ID card or your driver's license.
*Next go ahead and schedule a convenient time for you when you would receive a skype call interview from an Elance agent. 
NB: Make sure you have skype software installed on your PC and that you have an active account. You equally need a working web camera and a mic to enable you interact with the Elance agent.
*Next check the I authorize you checkbox and click submit.
There you are. You will get a skype call from an Elance agent. So make sure you are logged into your skype account. One more thing, the interview would not last beyond 1minute. So why not take this bold step and get your self verified on Elance to boost your chances of getting yourself more jobs.
More details of how to improve your profile will be discussed in later posts.
Stay focused
*keep in touch*


  1. Hi,
    Can you please tell me what the elance agent asks during the verification process. I am going to verify my id but never talk to someone in English before in front of camera. Also I am weak in speaking English. I have to verify my id because of a policy violation and I cannot bid on new projects if I cannot verify the id.
    If I fail to verify the id process, will they suspend my account?

    1. Hello Shoqi22, the Elance agent won't ask you any difficult questions.
      The essence of verifying your I'd is to make sure you are real and once you are verified you will be able to get more jobs easily.
      So feel free and get ready to be verified. Your language should not be a problem.
      If you are not verified, you may not get jobs as you should.

  2. You are welcome ashraf. Do let me know if the tips really worked for you.

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  5. Hi, I missed my schedule for the identity verification, and I would like to reschedule another one but I accidentally deleted the message they sent me so I can schedule another interview. How can I get to reschedule without the email they sent?


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