If you plan to Earn Money as Freelancer in Elance as a freelancer its very important that you work on your profile and your profile is not Just Another Profile but it stands out from the rest. I would share with you some tips on how to make your Elance Profile stand out.
Choose the right Keywords
You can provide keywords for your profile and make sure you provide the ones which you know the best. Just having them for the sake of filling would not help you much. If you are an expert in Joomla put only Joomla rather than a CMS Expert.
Respect the Feedback
Elance has a nice system to email Buyer when the project is complete and ask for a review for the user and so it means you tend to get reviews for majority of projects and so try to keep them positive as much as you can. If some does not work as you expected respect it and try to improve yourself.
If you are new in Elance you do not have feedbacks for new clients to read and so your unique selling point should be lesser hourly rate but remember it should be realistic. You would not create a complete mail system like Yahoo in $1000. That would not look realistic.
Get yourself atleast one tested skill. This helps when any client checks your profile he feels that though new in Elance this provider is serious about what he is doing.
Last but not the list when you bid on projects having your portfolio helps directly by asking client to see your work. When Clients repeatedly post work in Elance and are used to its interface its preferable to have the portfolio in elance rather than on your own domain.