What is a 'freelance or independent contractor platform'?

A freelance or independent contractor platform is an online marketplace that helps organizations, nonprofits, and individuals source talent for various projects and job roles. 

For independent contractors, it's an opportunity to gain access to and bid on a large number of available jobs that fit their skill set.

How it Works for Clients

Clients start by creating a profile for themselves or their organization, including information about their history, what they do, and anything else potential independent contractors might want to know. They also verify their identity.

Once they sign up, they're able to post various projects and jobs they need assistance with. Clients can include important details about the project, including the time frame, their budget, and the skills they're looking for. 

They are then able to review proposals from potential independent contractors and choose the one that best matches their criteria.

Clients are able to either pay their independent contractors an hourly rate or a fixed price for the entire job.

How it Works for Independent Contractors

Independent contractors create their profiles, detailing their skills and qualifications and including examples of their past work. They also verify both their skills and identity.

When their profile is complete, they are able to submit proposals for jobs that fit their skill set. If their bid is accepted, they can begin work on the project.

Independent contractors are either paid on a weekly basis based on an hourly rate or receive payment after certain project milestones are completed. Click here to learn more about how independent contractors are paid on Work for Impact.

Upon completion, clients leave public feedback for the independent contractor, which can help them secure further jobs on the platform.