How do you work out payment rates for freelancers? What would you consider a fair rate?
- For our Jobs services, the hourly or daily rate will be advertised by the employer for the length of the contract. This is usually a set rate, or a range which is up for negotiation depending on skills and experience.
- For our gigs services, the work is based on outcome. This can be dictated by the gig lister in a fixed price gig. Or can be negotiable, so a private chat negotiation can occur before selection.
- For Fixed price gigs, the freelancer has the choice to accept or reject. If the gig lister is not successful in finding workers, we will communicate with them to review the scope of work and price point.
- For negotiable gigs, freelancers can respond and advise what scope and price they are happy to complete the gig at. We also allow additional in-flight scope and price changes, as we know things unexpectedly change. We want to facilitate a win-win approach.
As an early stage business, we are not offering guidance on rates, or outcome based work as yet. As our database grows, we will utilise our own big data analytics to understand behaviours and offer advice. We will also put in place controls to ensure all services are fair. We are founded and developed by gig workers of the NZ gig economy and we are determined to ensure our platform only delivers fair solutions for all our gig workers & freelancers.
If you wish to volunteer for something you are passionate about, the rate is irrelevant. The purpose and satisfaction is everything!
We take a 5% commission from the successfully completed gig. We believe this is the fairest gig economy fee for any global player. I was determined not to take any larger commission than 5% as we want more money staying in the back pocket of all gig workers & freelancers. The majority of this fee goes to our global payment provider Stripe, but we are happy with this arrangement as their services allow us to reach and help more gig workers.
Are there any listings/jobs you would not take?
Yes, we outline these in our terms & conditions #5b. In summary we do not allow and will remove any Listings or content on our website that is misleading, deceptive, harmful, offensive, defamatory, of an adult-oriented, pornographic, political or religious nature, or infringes a third party’s intellectual property rights.
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