Elance vs oDesk is like the Mayweather and Pacquiao of the freelance world. They are both one of the best in their league. Unlike a boxing a match, the question of which is the better freelance site, is a moot point that is probably impossible to lay out a concrete judgment. Not unless we'll have Elance CEO and oDesk CEO decide to take it to the ring 🙂
Kidding aside, these two sites have both impacted many lives across the globe and mine included. There may be a few people who've had bad experiences, whether self inflicted or not, but that doesn't change the fact that oDesk and Elance changed the way we work!
For the sake of study and comparison allow me to give you a rundown of how the two freelance bidding sites actually compare, I have done some research and created this PDF document. This comparison will show you the details and some key areas of how one compares with the other, more of a ‘tale of the tape' assessment.
Whether you choose Elance or oDesk, it's your call. After all, it's you who will create the destiny of your career in these sites, not the other way around.
I hope you find this useful. Feel free to drop your comments, insights, and suggestions.