Life as a freelancer can be hard. Some freelancers try to gain steady clients in the ‘real world,’ but when that fails they turn to the web. While there are several freelance marketplaces, the largest selection of work can be found on eLance.com . There are other worthy contenders such as Scriptlance, Rent-a-Coder, and Freelance. eLance provides a perfect balance of security, quality clients, and varied projects.