i'm sorry for late response. too much work.
If you get on Elance, you'll find plenty of US clients who are just looking for the absolute lowest price. But, really you don't want those types of clients - they will be painful and unprofitable.
elance, odesk, guru etc. is good for first job but in long term... yes, you are right. it will be painful.
If you want to take advantage of the exchange rate you have to provide value but also demonstrate:
- communication skill (very important)
- cultural understanding of how US clients work/think
I studied IT. I have many years of experience. Well-known technology. I am interested in what is happening around. But I don't know the U.S. market, U.S. customers. And I have an average comunication/language skills.
But I can offer a good price vs quality ratio. Thus I make up for my average knowledges.
You can do very well in the US market if you can make your site attractive to what US clients want. Looking at your website, my reaction is that it would not be that attractive to US clients because of the level of professionalism, language, and also maybe the name. But mostly, you just need to make a very clear plan of what you are trying to offer to the market, and then make sure your message is very clear to your audience.
I agree. My site is still in progress. I keep the motto by Mark Twain: Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
I'd like to add a pricing plan and description of the process of making a site step by step.
Do you have any concrete idea how to improve the site?