Tool Short description:
Elance is an online staffing platform.
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Approximate no. of users that use the tool (Optional)
Today over 800,000 businesses and 3 million freelancers use Elance in 170+ countries.
How entrepreneurs can or already use this tool for facilitating extensively the daily operation of their business and further development of their business? Please be specific and provide clear examples/use case scenarios that can be useful to other entrepreneurs/start up owners
Elance is one of a vistual site where freelancers and project owners meet to get the job done.

For clients:
The Elance website allows businesses to post jobs, search for freelance professionals, and solicit proposals. They can evaluate the contractors applying for the job and, once a contractor is selected, communications and files are exchanged through the Elance system. Payment for jobs, which can either be hourly-rateor project-based jobs, is made by the client through Elance's system, which deducts a percentage of the fee as a "commission Elance offers a Work View tool provides an official record of work completed.

For freelancers:
Freelancers search Elance's website for jobs and can research clients' buying histories on the system. Each freelancer can post a profile displaying past jobs and feedback, a portfolio, and specific skill and educational-background information. Registered free users are allowed to submit a limited number of proposals each month while those on paid membership plans can submit additional proposals. Elance offers payment guarantee once work is done using the Elance system.
References of specific organisations or entrepreneurs/start up owners that are using the specific tool with success:
More than 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance annually.
Cost and if a free version exists please explain what it offers in brief [Please provide a link with pricing details also]:
Elance is free to join, post jobs, and see your candidates on Elance. Elance add an 8.75% fee to your freelancer’s bid. You see and pay this price only, when you approve work.

There are no additional charges. You can choose to “Feature” your job for $25 for maximum exposure.