Unfortunately, owing to legal and technical issues, you would only be able to use your wallet upon the marketplace, the essays library, the “ask” section for custom homework help, and the courses section – that’s still A LOT OF PLACES. We are working to integrate the freelancing platform, and the one on one live help section within your wallet as well. Up until then, they have their own paying systems. All use Paypal anyways.
No. We do vet the freelancers on the freelancer section of the network. We do have a system of ratings though, to help you with your selection. However, we do have a very strict escrow system, which ensures that you get what you asked for in the first place. Our legal constraints also require for us to keep our hands off of these freelancers. So then these freelancers go for a bit less. If you do not want to take chances, go ahead with the ASK section of the network, where an internal team of the network would cater to your order – prices are standard, the deadlines are fixed, and the quality is beyond par.
The escrow system means that when you order for the project to be completed, we will ask that you deposit the funds needed to cover the project. Those funds will be in escrow with us, secure – in order to protect the rights of the freelancer. The money is not transferred to the freelancer either, in order to protect your rights. If the freelancer is not able to finish the project as per requirements, the money will be refunded into your account. On the other hand if the freelancer has done everything as per the project, the funds would be transmitted to them. We have to make sure everybody is protected, so that we can all survive and take care of each other moving forward. Commensurate partial payments may be resorted to in certain situations when the project was started but not finished.
Milestones are small portions of a large project. For example, in order to complete a good essay, there may be a first draft, a second draft, and then finally a final draft. Each of these can be a milestone. As a freelancer finishes each of these milestones, satisfactorily, they become eligible for that portion of the funds apportioned for the specific milestone. Therefore, they keep getting paid bits and pieces, while your project keeps getting finished in bits and pieces, even as those bits and pieces are continuously being sent over to you. That’s how you manage a large project!
NO! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY A SINGLE DIME IN ORDER TO POST A PROJECT ON OUR FREELANCING PLATFORM. In fact, we encourage you to post! We legally just cannot pay you in order to do so. However, in order to demonstrate their engagement and their commitment – because just about anybody can apply to become a freelancer, and will be automatically approved, in order to provide a really, fair freelancing experience, we do ask our FREELANCERS ONLY to make a token commitment, and get on a really generous plan. Like thousands of bids, for a handful of dollars.
We charge fees in order to survive – without those fees, we won’t be able to. We market this platform, keep it safe from attacks, update it, add functionalities, provide customer support and whatever else that we do. Ergo, there is a standard, 20% cut taken from the cost of a project.
The payment would be sent via PayPal, Stripe or via Dwolla (which is a service that we prefer actually).
Please note that this can be very dangerous. Once you do not have the protection of our escrow system, how are you going to ensure that the freelancer finishes the project according to your requirements? In fact, such freelancers would be unscrupulous, given that this kind of behavior is very strictly prohibited – with forfeiture of whatever funds that they may be holding. They’re also more susceptible to cheating you subsequently, or displaying other negative behavior! Please let us know, and if proven, we shall reward you with half of this freelancer’s account balance.