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As a freelancer, what fees do I face on Freelance-Market?

Unlike agencies that charge an ongoing commission for the duration of the contract, Freelance-Market charges you an one-off fee every time we place an introduction. The fee is as low as twice your hourly rate, that is it.

The client and you will enter into a contract and the client will pay you directly. As an example, a freelancer on an hourly rate of $40 pays $80 (exclusive GST) per introduction.

On average, the fees paid by freelancers accumulate to only 1% of their total turnover offering huge saving compared to recruitment agents charging anything from 10% to 40%.

BTW: Freelancers who are not available must pause their profile to avoid unnecessary introduction fees.

Our research found out that on average 2.7 introductions are required to obtain one assignment. Freelance-Market screens all requests for introduction to ensure formal correctness and legitimacy. We permit a maximum of one request per potential assignment. Professional recruiters and contract agencies are banned from using Freelance-Market. If you receive an introduction from a client who does not have a real or genuine assignment, simply notify us within 14 days and the introduction fee will be cancelled and the client might be restricted from further use of the Freelance-Market service. Please note, to keep the fees as low as possible, the introduction fee is charged irrespective of whether the introduction results in work or not.

Register as a Contractor

  • It takes less than 15 minutes to register as a freelancer as you only need to fill-in the fields below.
  • To prove the seriousness of your entry, we ask for a one-off registration fee of twice your hourly rate (eg. if your rate were AU$40/hr, that would be AU$80 + GST).
  • The registration has no termination period. There are no monthly or annual fees for being registered. Money-back guarantee: If you do not find an assignment within one year, we are happy to refund the registration fee immediately.
  • We do not charge any turnover commissions! For each introduction we only charge a one time fee of twice the hourly rate (for a $40/hr-contractor, that would be $80 + GST).
  • No commissions for follow-up-projects. After paying the initial introduction fee, you are free to do follow-up projects for that client again without further charges from Freelance-Market.
  • Optionally you can also upload worksamples and a portrait picture.
  • You can always update, pause or delete your profile for free.

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**: If you do not find an assignment within one year, we are happy to refund the registration fee immediately.