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How Gig4U freelance Marketplace works?

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  • Service provider

    We are the largest, globally-distributed network of top business, design, and technology talent, ready to tackle your most important initiatives.
    Sign-up
    1
    Sign Up Register to become
    a service provider.
    Log in
    2
    Log in
    and update your profile
     
    Browse gigs and propose bid
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    Browse gigs and propose bid
    The Customer accepts the bid
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    The customer
    accepts the bid
    Send an agreement to the customer
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    Send an agreement
    to the customer.
    agreement
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    The customer
    accepts the agreement.
    The customer makes an advance payment
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    The customer makes an advance payment. Your payment is held by ESCROW.
    Send deliverables to the customer
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    Send deliverables
    to the customer.
    Payment
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    Payment Payment will be released
    from escrow after the customer approves the work.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • 1How do you approach potential customers at gig4u?

      If you see a gig that interests you, simply propose a bid by clicking the "propose a bid" button. But first, how must you plan? Update your profile skillfully, create a portfolio, understand your skills, demonstrate your experience, comprehend the gig, and offer your finest solution.

    • 2 What is the pricing structure of Gig4u for freelance professionals?

      At Gig4u, a freelancer is charged 7% upon every transaction.

    • 3 Does Gig4u charge fees to join their workforce?

      No, not at all. It is free of cost.

    • 4 What kinds of business organizations use Gig4u?

      Gig4u is accessible and used by both large and small enterprises, organizations, and companies that need to hire freelancers for projects or part-time or contract roles.

    • 5 Are the projects on Gig4u primarily for remote work?

      Yes.

    • 6 How long will it take for my profile to get approved?

      Your profile will be approved within 3 working days if it fulfills the requirement, and you will be notified viaemail.

    • 7 What documentation must be completed before I begin working with my customer?

      Documentation aids in ensuring that the terms of the agreement and the project objectives are met. It is useful to provide a history of decisions made. So, before you start working, you need to make sure that the following documents are ready(for Gig4u):

      • The agreement (aka freelance contract)
      • Professional certifications
      • Your CV or resume (aka portfolio)•Order confirmations
    • 8 Is it necessary for Gig4uprofessionals to bid on projects?

      Yes. You must bid on the gig in order to receive it. Don't forget that you're up against thousands of other freelancers. However, if your profile and experience are excellent and have caught the attention of some customers, there is a chance that the customer will invite you to participate in a specific project.

    • 9 Are projects offered on Gig4usolely for flexible work?

      Yes.

    • 10 Is it possible for me to request or receive payments from customers outside Gig4u platform?

      No. This type of activity violates our terms and privacy policies. Follow our terms and conditions to avoid any repercussions.

    • 11 When I join the Gig4u marketplace, do I become an employee of the company?

      No, not at all. When you join Gig4u, you become a freelancer in our gig economy. As a side benefit, we make every attempt to bring prospective customerto their attention.

  • Customer

    We are the largest, globally-distributed network of top business, design, and technology talent, ready to tackle your most important initiatives.
    Sign-up
    1
    Sign Up Register as a customer.
    >Log in and update your profile
    2
    Log in and update your
    profile with the necessary
    information
    Sign-up
    3
    Post-gig Specify your
    requirements precisely.
    Send an agreement to the customer
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    Choose the payment mode a. Project based
    b. Task based
    c. Milestones based
    agreement
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    Service provider
    bids on your gig.
    Send deliverables to the customer
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    Send response Filter out the best candidate
    and send a response.
    agreement
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    The service provider
    sends you an agreement.
    Accept the 
                agreement.
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    Accept the
    agreement.
    Payment
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    Payment: Deposit the
    100% amount to ESCROW.
    (You must make a full advance payment to ESCROW; the payments will be released only after you have received and accepted the deliverables.)
    service provider
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    Your service provider
    provides you with deliverables.
    Payment
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    Service provider claims:
    approve the claim if satisfied with the deliverables.
    Payment
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    Payment will be released
    once you have approved the work(aka claim).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • 1 How can I find a freelancer?

      Have you already signed up? If so, the solution is clear. You can find freelancers at Gig4u in two ways.

      • Select "Find service provider" from the action bar.
      • Alternatively, you can browse the "suggested service provider" list beneath your profile on the dashboard.
    • 2 How much are the billing charges?

      The Gig4u billing charges are determined by the sort of customer you are. Customers are classified into three types: freelancers, regular customers, and enterprise customers.

      • A freelancer is charged 7% upon every transaction.
      • Regular customers are charged the typical 9.99% service fee, which is less expensive than hiring a whole team or organization to accomplish the same amount of work.
      • Whereas, Enterprise customers can custom plan their gig ahead of time, and charges will be issued based on the plan and requirement.
    • 3 What kinds of business organizations use Gig4u?

      Gig4u is accessible and used by both large and small enterprises, organizations, and companies that need to hire freelancers for projects or part-time or contract roles.

    • 4 How do I respond to freelancers’ agreement?

      One of the most crucial aspects of a business deal is agreeing on the terms of a contract, often known as an agreements. At Gig4u, you can review the agreement sent by the freelancer and approve it, or you can message them and ask them to make modifications to the agreement.

      Note: The agreement should contain everything, including what they're going to do, how they'll do the task together, pricing, and so on. Why? The agreement will aid in the smooth running of the project, but the improper agreement may put you in trouble.

    • 5 Is it true that Gig4u professionals are screened before being accepted into the marketplace?

      Yes. Professional profiles at Gig4uare subjected to a screening process. The screening procedure evaluates whether or not the profile satisfies the requirements. Profiles that do not fulfill the criteria are rejected, and vice versa.

    • 6 Is it possible to deposit money using a credit card, UPI, or another method?

      Yes, all payment gateways are accepted.

    • 7 How can you track the progress of your project?

      Create a project overview before beginning the project, establish goals and milestones, make agreements, and set specific timeframes. In addition, check-in on a frequent basis and ask how you can assist.

      To monitor the development of the project, you can ask them to share a document via our platform's messaging chatbox.

      Furthermore, you can consult with your service provider and use the following tools: Hive, Trello, Airtable, Smartsheet, Wrike, WorkZone, Microsoft Teams, Asana, GanttPro, nTask, and Projectmanager.com, among others.

    • 8 What payment options does Gig4u offer?

      Gig4u accepts three different payment methods, which are as follows:

      • Project-based payment —in this payment form, a minimum of 30% of the total amount is paid in advance, with the remaining 70% due upon completion of the work.
      • Task-based payment —in this approach, the payment is made after completion of each task.
      • Milestones-based payment —In milestones-based payment, the whole amount for all set milestones must be deposited in advance.
    • 9 What’s ESCROW payment system?

      The ESCROW payment system is a method of holding and protecting assets until certain conditions are met. In other terms, it is a system in which a third party (the escrow agent) retains and administers money or assets between two other parties who each have a duty to fulfill.

      Gig4u, in conjunction with Castler, implemented this payment mechanism to ensure that servicesare delivered and paid for. In other words, to perform safe and secure payments for the benefit of both customers and freelancers.

    • 10 How can freelancers benefit my business?

      Freelancers are frequently the workforce's unsung heroes. They provide numerous benefits.

      • They can be self-driven
      • They are a less expensive option than regular full-time employees.
      • Freelancers provide greater flexibility.
      • You gain from the knowledge and experience of seasoned professionals.
      • You get to work with folks who aren't under your supervision.
      • Work within the timeframe and provide deliverables on time.
      • Freelancers might be employed for short-term team projects, short-term engagement, or as part-time employees.
      • Hiring and onboarding have become considerably easier with Gig4u.
      • They improve the quality of your business with their skills and expertise.
      • Freelancers have had the privilege of working on a variety of projects, which results in creating knowledge and expertise.
    • 11 Should I hire a freelancer or a full-time employee?

      To be realistic, the decision is entirely yours! However, if you need work done fast and have a limited budget, hiring a freelancer is a wonderful alternative to consider. There are many freelancers available, and some of them are really good at what they do. As a result, you can anticipate your job to be completed quickly and efficiently.

      You can engage a freelancer to perform sophisticated activities, or perhaps a full-time staff to handle all key tasks. As a business owner, you must determine which path is best for your business.

    • 12 How can I know if my customer or service provider is legitimate?

      In Gig4u, you don't have to worry about whether the customer or service provider is legitimate or not. This is because we make certain that everyone who registers to use our platform is verified and authenticated before permitting them to use it.

      Only individuals who are eligible and legitimate are allowed to engage in our gig economy. So,youmay rest assured.However, if you do have any concerns, you can look at the customer's profile and the information they've provided.

    • 13 Why am I required to pay in advance?

      This is done to protect freelancers from scammers. For example, as a freelancer, it'd be quite difficult to trust the person on the opposite side of the table. What if the customer decides at the last minute not to pay for the services?

      There are a variety of reasons for this, but one thing is certain: you do not want to work or collaborate with such a customer. Right? So, to protect the freelancers from such situations, Gig4u has chosen to follow an escrow payment system to mitigate the risk of making a transaction.

      Furthermore, there is no need to be concerned because your money will be held securely by the escrow account holder. And will only be released after you have received the deliverables and approved the service provider's claim.

      Furthermore, if there is a disagreement or failure to deliver service on the part of the service provider, your money will be refunded to you.