Freelance Illustrator (Current Employee), Website-based; headquarters in Austraila – May 22, 2014
Pros: flexibility to choose creative jobs, between contest jobs and bidding jobs.
Cons: may need to do many revisions over long hours
It's an on-line job board for those who want to freelance their skills internationally. Both freelancers and clients can either seek jobs or post jobs that requires creative works.
There's flexibility for both as employers can hold contests with monetary award instead of just posting a job for getting many artists' entries before choosing a final work or artists can create works to enter that said contest without needing to be rewarded a job through a bidding quote.
It's open to all freelancers, not just artists, such as writers, data entry, web designers, etc. You can take on jobs from around the world and interact with clients on-site throughout the process.
You do have the same set of complications that you have in freelancing here too, such as long hours for revisions, time zone differences and payment/contract issues.