Freelancers and agencies have a lot of flexibility on how they decide to bill on the FreeUp platform.
Here are some options that freelancers and agencies are using successfully.
One hourly rate:
This is the default for all freelancers and agencies on the platform.
Multiple hourly rates:
We can set freelancers and agencies up with different rates for different services and/or different rates for them versus their team.
For example, a freelancer can charge $50/hour when they personally perform the work and $30/hour when their team does the work.
Some clients like this set up because it saves them money and benefits the freelancer at the same time.
Pre-set a fixed price:
Agree to a set fixed price between you and the freelancer.
Ask them to submit a Fixed Price Proposal (Weekly, Monthly, One-time Project).
Once they have submitted it, you will be able to view it.
If all of the details are correct, you can then accept the fixed price proposal and the freelancer will be hired to your account at the fixed price.
You will be charged upfront and the freelancer will receive the payment weekly, by milestone, or upon project completion.
Other Payment Options
Anything like a percentage of sales or percentage of advertising spend is treated as a bonus and is not protected by FreeUp.
If you're interested in hiring someone and paying them according to a percentage of sales or percentage of ad spend, you are welcome to do that and it will be processed as a bonus through the FreeUp Marketplace.
If you want to set it up this way, email Accounting@freeup.net with the amount, CC the freelancer and ask them to confirm.
Once it is approved on both sides, the FreeUp Accounting Team will process the charge.
You can also use the bonus feature to give a bonus to the people you've been working with.
Go to the Freelancers page of your account, click on the Send Bonus link, enter the amount, and the FreeUp Accounting Team will process the bonus.