It’s free to sign up, post a project, receive bids from freelancers, review the freelancer's portfolio and discuss the project requirements. If you choose to award the project, and the freelancer accepts, we charge you a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee.
The cost and how this fee is charged depends on the type of project.
For Hourly projects, a 3% fee is charged whenever you release a payment to a freelancer.
For Fixed-price projects, 3% of the winning bid or $3.00 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) — whichever is greater — is collected when the awarded freelancer accepts your project. If you subsequently pay the freelancer more than the original bid amount, 3% project fees will be charged for additional payments.
Project fees are non-refundable. Refund or adjustment of these fees can only be processed if they were mistakenly charged due to technical issues.