It is a valuable reference provided by a peer who is aware of a freelance job opening. The peer has been recently contacted by a potential client about the job and knows a contact person interested in the project. By connecting you with that contact, the peer creates an opportunity for you.
A project lead is qualified when a peer is directly offered a freelance project by a potential client, such as a direct client or an agency. For example, if a company contacts you directly and invites you to consider a project, that becomes a qualified lead.
Project leads shared in the community fall into two categories: "Direct Client" and "Agency" leads.
When posting a lead, you share the project details without disclosing sensitive company data or contact information to strangers. It is not job ad posting. Other lead details are only revealed to the peers you choose and get to know, ensuring a safe and legal process for introducing them to potential clients. To ensure a successful introduction, it is recommended to obtain simple prior consent from the client during your initial communication, letting them know that you will be checking your contacts and may refer someone for the project.
Not at all. In fact, peers often share leads because they got opportunities that may not be suitable for them but could be a good fit for someone else. And if the project is bad, no one will apply to it. Thus, it is just a waste of time for the peer to post it.
1. Use a Browser Extension or a web form
2. Use Your Account
Of course, it can always happen. Members can report those leads. We will immediately notify other peers and clean up listings.
You can introduce up to 3 peers. After choosing up to 6 peers, the system will send an escrow request to the first 3 candidates. If only one has made a deposit, the system will proceed to the 4th candidate, and so on.
It happens outside the platform. You can use email, social network messages, or other agreed-upon means. Once escrow is secured, make sure to introduce the peer within 72 hours.
Escrow is a deposit made by the peer after the lead owner accepts the request. It demonstrates commitment and prevents abuse.
Yes, the escrow is refundable. You can request a full refund within 31 days after making the deposit for the following reasons:
The full policy is covered in our Terms and Conditions.
Yes, there are no fees to become a member.
You are required to pay a service fee of 15% based on the rate you charge the client. This fee applies to each invoice you issue to the client during the first 12 months of your collaboration with the client. Please note that the fee is paid by the freelancer and not by the client.
There are no companies. We are a P2P freelance community. You have the freedom to negotiate your rates directly with clients without any additional pressure. You can include the service fee in your hourly rate as needed to compensate your costs.
The 15% service fee you pay is split into two parts: 50% goes to the peer as a referral reward, and the remaining 50% is used to develop and support the community. By sharing leads and introducing peers, you can also earn rewards such as cash and reputations points!
When you share project leads and refer peers, you can earn various rewards. These include a 7.5% referral reward in cash, as well as reputation points. Let's say you posted 8 leads. Eventually, 2 peers secured contracts with your help. Contract #1 was for 2 months with a monthly rate of €3K, and contract #2 was for 6 months with a monthly rate of €3.5K. Your reward breakdown would be as follows:
Reputation points are a measure of your activity and value within the network. Members with high reputation points receive new matches faster. Building a strong reputation within the community enhances your visibility and credibility among peers.
You can earn reputation points through various actions:
1. Inviting other freelancers to join the community: Earn 25 points /new member
2. Posting project leads: Earn 10 points /new lead
3. A peer got a contract through your reference: Earn 100 points
4. Commenting or reacting to project leads or company reviews: Earn 3 points
5. Leaving company reviews or insights: Earn 10 points
6. Reporting abuse: Earn 25 points
When you achieve 100 points in the previous month, you get the Top Contributor premium membership for the current month.