How it works?

Employer/Buyer can post ANY jobs/projects (small or large) for FREE on fixed price or hourly terms for specific skills, cost and schedule requirements. Our Consultants/Freelancers can showcase ANY skills/service and can bid and get the jobs/projects executed cheaper, faster, and better than you think. So: 

 Employers/Buyers:

  • You post your projects for FREE and invite Consultants/Freelancers to submit bids

  • You browse Consultants/Freelancers’ profiles and bids, chat in real-time, and make an offer.

  • You select and compare the best one proposals and bids, choose the preferred Consultants/Freelancers                                                                                                       

  • Award your project and the Consultants/Freelancers will commence work

  • You stay in touch with your Consultants/Freelancers  throughout the project circle

 Consultants/Freelancers

  • You maintain contact with employer with easy on-the-go messaging.

  • You answer the employer/ client questions whenever they raise one

  • You provide updates and share progress with client/employer

  • You complete project on schedule and/or communicate any delays

Payment

  • Clients/Employers pay when satisfied with job done.

  •  Payment made safely using Escrow  Payment system for peace of mind

  • Payment released according to set schedule of goals, or on project completion.  

 

FEES & CHARGES

A. FOR EMPLOYERS

A1. Projects

Employers can sign up for FREE, post a project, receive bids from Consultants/Freelancers, review the freelancer's portfolio and discuss the project requirements. If the employer choose to award the project, and the Consultant/Freelancer accepts, we charge the employer a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee. The cost and how the fee is charged depend on the type of project.

For fixed price projects, a fee of 2% or £2.00 GBP (whichever is greater) is levied at the time a project that has been awarded by the employer has been accepted by each candidate you award. If the employer subsequently pays the candidate more than the original bid amount we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments. For hourly projects, a fee of 2% is levied on each payment as it is made to the candidate.

The employer may cancel the project from their dashboard at any time for up to seven (7) days after the project has been accepted for a full refund of fees.  Optional project upgrades may be purchased.

A2. Services

At the time of ordering a service, employers must provide funds equivalent to the total service price. The payment is protected by the Escrow  Payment System and only released once the employer is 100% happy with the work that has been delivered.  

 

B. FOR CONSULTANTS/FREELANCERS

Consultants/Freelancers can sign up for FREE, create a profile, select skills of projects they are interested in, upload a portfolio, receive project notifications, discuss project details with employers, bid on projects (free members receive initially 8 bids per month) and enter contests. Optional bid upgrades may be purchased to promote a bid.

B1. Projects

For fixed price projects, if a Consultant/Freelancer  is awarded a project, and he/she accepts, we charge the Consultants/Freelancers a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee. If the Consultant/Freelancer is subsequently paid more than the original bid amount, we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments. 

For hourly projects, the fee is levied on each payment as it is made by the employer to you. The fee for fixed price projects is 2% or £2.00 GBP, whichever is greater, and 2% for hourly projects.

B2. Services

If the candidate/freelancer is subsequently hired to perform a Service, a 10% fee of the total service price is charged. This is charged when the service is ordered by way of a deduction from the payment you receive.

 

Refunds as Bonus Credit:

In some instances, refund of fees may be done as bonus credit. This bonus may only be used on site, and cannot be withdrawn or transferred. The bonus will expire in 90 days from the date of receipt.  

 Membership Plans:

You can select from a range of membership plans to determine the fees you pay for our service. You can work on the site as either an employer or freelancer, as a free member, or gain additional benefits as a paid member by upgrading to a paid plan. Memberships will recur on either a monthly or annual basis on the anniversary of your subscription, unless cancelled. If funds are insufficient we will try to renew your membership for up to 30 days, until funds are made available. You may cancel your membership at anytime from the user settings page, which will cease billing at the end of your subscription period without additional costs.

 

OTHER FEES:

Projects- For employers

The following fees are optionally charged for additional services. Unless otherwise specified according to the benefits of a paid membership plan:

 

Posting a Project

FREE

Featured

£10.00 GBP

Urgent

£0.00 GBP

Private

£0.00 GBP

Full Time

£0.00 GBP

Recruiter

£0.00 GBP

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

£0.00 GBP

Sealed

£0.00 GBP

Priority

£0.00 GBP

Extend

£0.00 GBP

Delete

£0.00 GBP

 

Bid Fees:

Bidding on projects

FREE

Sponsored bid

2% of bid amount (minimum £2.00 GBP, maximum £20.00 GBP)

Highlight Bid

£0.50 GBP

 

Directory Fees 

Directory sponsorship

As selected at time of sponsoring (minimum £20.00 GBP)

 

Transaction Fees

Transaction fees incurred for using Credit Card or PayPal.

£0.30 GBP + 2.3%

Local Bank Deposit

FREE

International Wire Transfer

£10.00 GBP

 

Withdrawal Fees

Fees may be optionally levied depending on the method of withdrawal. Additional fees may be levied by the third party offering the withdrawal method.

Express Withdrawal

FREE

PayPal

FREE

International Wire

£15.00 GBP

We impose a minimum withdrawal of GBP £20.  

 

Maintenance Fee

User Accounts that have not logged in for six months will incur a maintenance fee of up to £5.00 GBP per month until either the account is terminated or reactivated for storage, bandwidth, support and management costs of providing hosting of the user's profile, portfolio storage, listing in directories, provision of the Hire service, file storage and message storage. These fees will be refunded upon request by users on subsequent reactivation.

 

Taxes

 UK residents are subject to 20%. Other government taxes may apply, depending on your region.

 

User Agreement

The fees and charges summarised on this page are governed by the terms of the Freelancer User Agreement and related site policies. The User Agreement includes other important terms and should be read in full. In particular section 23 of the User Agreement specifies the consequences of termination for violations of the User Agreement. Those consequences can include fines for damages that Freelancer will sustain as a result of actions that breach the User Agreement