Media Alert: What if You Had a Virtual Assistant?

Elance Contest Awards Virtual Assistant to Help Start the New Year Off Right

Mountain View, CA, December 21, 2007 --( Elance, an online workplace where businesses find and hire people “on demand” to get work done quickly and cost effectively, is sponsoring a contest that will award a grand prize of $5,000 in credit to a winner that will enable them to hire their own virtual assistant through Elance.

Virtual assistants represent one of the fastest growing services on the web and they can do a variety of tasks--personal and business--that make life easier, save time and help individuals and companies succeed.

Three runners up will win $500 credits towards virtual assistant help and 10 honorable mentions will receive a complimentary copy of The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss.

How to Enter

Entering the contest is fast, fun and free. Visit, register as an Elance member and answer the following question: “How would you use a virtual assistant to grow your business or improve your personal life?” Answers may be submitted in written, audio or video form.

Entries must be received by January 25, 2008 11:59:59pm PST

About Elance
Elance is an online workplace where businesses find and hire people "on demand" to get work done quickly and cost effectively.

Hiring On Demand
Elance is a global solution that enables entrepreneurs and businesses to launch, build and grow their business from anywhere in the world. The Elance platform allows businesses to easily find, hire, manage and pay highly qualified professionals – for exactly what they need, when they need it. Now, business owners and managers can focus on what they do best – by outsourcing the rest.

Working On Demand
Elance provides an opportunity for everyone to find work and do what they love. Individuals and firms join Elance and create their online profile in order to be immediately connected to businesses looking for their expertise. The Elance platform is an end-to-end solution for working on demand.

Corporate Information
Founded in 1999, Elance was established to help small businesses easily and efficiently hire freelance talent. Today, Elance is the leading workplace for hiring and working on demand. Elance is privately-held and headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Elance Media Contact
Kathleen Gratehouse
(415) 637-9049