MisterT - 10:29 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
@tonearm i've used elance both ways: flat rate or hourly. flat rate could be a dollar amount for the entire project, or a dollar amount for each task completed. for example, if you hire someone to list products on your website, you might pay them a dollar amount for each product listed. this gives them incentive to work fast and make more money, and you know exactly what you're paying for. when you pay workers hourly on elance, sometimes it's hard to know exactly what you're getting. some on elance prefer hourly pay though.