Membership

To upgrade your membership:

1. Click the membership plan button in the Dashboard.

2. Click the membership link on the left panel.

3. Update your plan details. 

4. Click Submit.

5. If appropriate, an amount will be deducted from your current balance and your membership updated.

6. Set your membership to automatically update by checking the checkbox.

7. Later, the auto membership plan updating can be edited from your profile.

Creating Your Profile ?

To sign up and create your profile:

1. Click on Sign up and continue.

2. Create your contractor account and select the membership level.

Congratulations, you have now joined in!

Next, you will want to setup and customize your online profile.

To finish customizing your profile please follow these steps:

1. Go to the left navigation bar and click on My Profile.

2. Fill in your basic information.

3. Then, it's time to get the profile started. 

4. On the next page, upload your thumbnail photo, create a tagline, enter in a minimum hourly rate...

5. Create acontractor overview and enter in your skills.

Searching the Jobs Index

After you have created your contractor profile, you can start submitting proposals for jobs. 

You can find and evaluate jobs by browsing the site or by receiving invitations from potential clients to submit proposals for their jobs.

To browse jobs:

1. Go to 'Find Work' on the top navigation bar and choose Search Jobs .

2. You can browse jobs by a number of criteria:

Category
Latest Job
Job Name

3. Click the Job Name to view a particular job description.

4. For additional information about a client, click on client's username.

In addition to actively browsing for jobs, you can also can create saved searches for jobs in your categories of interest and receive daily email notifications.

Browsing Contractors

Optionally, you can solicit bids from contractors by browsing their profiles and requesting proposals for your job. Note: It is not required that you request proposals from contractors; you can also post a job for open bidding as outlined in the previous section.


To browse contractor profiles:


1. On the home page, select the Hire in the top navigation bar and then click Search Contractors. You can enter a keyword (EX: iPhone, PHP) and click the Search button to narrow your search results.


2. You can filter the search results using the options in the left navigation. Sort by clicking on the dropdown to the right of Sort by: at the top of the page.

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Signing Up

To sign up and create your profile:

1. Click on the Sign up and Continue at the top of the site.

2. In sign up to create your Contractor account is to select the membership level.

Congratulations, you have now joined!

Next you will want to setup and customize your online profile. To finish customizing your profile please follow these steps:

1. Go to the left navigation bar and click on My Profile.

2. Complete your basic information.

3. Then its time to get the profile started.

On the next page you will upload your thumbnail photo, create a tagline, enter in a minimum hourly rate, create a contractor overview and enter in your skills.

Getting Hired

If the client selects your proposal and hires you for the job, the following will occur:

  • You will receive an email notification informing you that you have been selected.
  • The job can be found on your Dashboard with the Accept and Decline options.
  • You must then accept the job before you can begin to communicating about the job with your client.
Sending Pay request to the Client

To request payment from the client:

1. Go to the Fund Management link in the left navigation and click Milestone.

2. Select the job for which you'd like to request a payment and click on action, and then, select the request.

3. Click on Submit.

Post a Job

1. Select Post a Job option from the drop down menu

2. First you will need to fill in your account details. Please fill out fields marked * ,they are mandatory, if you have any questions along the way look for the tip that will appear to the right of each box for additional information.Click here to view post a job

3. Next you will be prompted to create your job post and then click continue. Remember to be as detailed and specific as you can.

4. Enter a title for your job.

5. Enter a job description. Be as detailed as possible, including specific information about the work needed, the size of the job, estimated start and completion dates, and some background on your company. You also have access to a number of job description templates by using our Description Assistant. If you select a template and you no longer want to use it, you can remove the template to revert back to your original text and selections by choosing the undo button.

6. You may attach up to 10 files (maximum size 50 MB per attachment) that help clarify the job requirements and enable contractors to prepare more thorough, relevant proposals.

Please use discretion when including private information such as your web address or name.

7. Select a Fixed price or Hourly job. Fixed price jobs are best when you have well-defined scope and structure for the work. If the job scope is less certain and you would like to work with your contractor on a more flexible basis, then choose the hourly option. Hourly jobs are Work View enabled. Work View is a safe and efficient way to pay for hourly work online. You will also be asked to select your budget. You will have the option to choose from a set of predefined budget ranges or you can create your own custom range.

8. Select the category and subcategory that best describe your job and the skill set you would like your contractor to have. When you post a job in a subcategory, it will be viewed by all contractors in the main category.

9. You may select up to 5 relevant skills you would like your contractor to have or groups that you would like your contractor to have joined. When you select skills, your job will be tagged with the associated keywords, making it more visible to qualified contractors when they are searching our job database.

Requesting Proposals from Contractors

You can easily send requests to contractors to submit proposals for your job, either from search results or from their individual profiles.

Requesting contractor proposals from search results:

You can invite a contractor by clicking on the Red Invite button.

If you already have active postings, you will see a window listing all of your jobs that are open for bidding. You can either choose an existing job or create a new one.

Each selected service contractor will receive an email invitation to submit their proposal for your job.

Accepting Jobs

To accept the job:

1. Click the Accept button on the Dashboard.

2. Click on the link for accepting job in your email box.

Confirming Payment

To confirm the payment:

1. Go to the Fund Management link in the left navigation and click Milestone.

2. Select the job for which you want to send a request and click on "Accept Amount".

3. Click on submit.

Withdrawing Funds

To withdraw your funds:

1. Go to the Fund Management link in the left navigation and click Withdraw Funds.

2. Select Paypal and give the details for the withdrawal transaction.

3. Click on "Click here to withdraw".

4. Enter the required details.