Theelance is 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 fixed price projects, a fee of 3% or $3.00 USD (whichever is greater) is levied at the time a project that has been awarded by you has been accepted by each freelancer you award. If you subsequently pay the freelancer more than the original bid amount we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments.
For hourly projects, a fee of 3% is levied on each payment as it is made to the freelancer.
You may cancel the project from your dashboard at any time for up to seven (7) days after the project has been accepted for a full refund of your fee.
Optional project upgrades may be purchased.
At the time of ordering a service, employers must provide funds equivalent to the total service price. The payment is protected by the Theelance Milestone Payment System. Only release the payment once you are 100% happy with the work that has been delivered.
Theelance is free to sign up, create a profile, select skills of projects you are interested in, upload a portfolio, receive project notifications, discuss project details with the employer, bid on projects (free members receive initially 8 bids per month) and enter contests.
Optional bid upgrades may be purchased to promote a bid.
For fixed price projects, if you are awarded a project, and you accept, we charge you a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee. If you are subsequently paid more than the original bid amount, we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments.
For hourly projects, the fee is levied on each payment as it is made by the employer to you.
The fee for fixed price projects is 10% or $5.00 USD, whichever is greater, and 10% for hourly projects.
Submitting a listing to Theelance Service is free. If you are subsequently hired to perform that Service a fee of 20% of the total service price is charged. This is charged when the service is ordered by way of a deduction from the payment you receive.
Preferred Freelancer Program
If you are in the Preferred Theelance Program, you will be charged 15% project fee when you are awarded and accept a Recruiter project. This will not be charged upfront, like on regular projects, but rather when you receive the payment.
Refunds as Bonus Credit
In some instances, refund of fees may be done as bonus credit. This bonus may only be used on site, and can not be withdrawn or transferred. The bonus will expire in 90 days from the date of receipt.
Select from a range of membership plans to determine the fees you pay for our service. You can work on the site as either an employer or freelancer as a free member, or gain additional benefits as a paid member by upgrading to a paid plan.
Memberships will recur on annual basis on the anniversary of your subscription, unless cancelled.
You may cancel your membership at anytime from the membership upgrade page, which will cease billing at the end of your subscription period without additional costs.
Bid on Project
Directory sponsorship: As selected at time of sponsoring (minimum $50.00 USD)
2% of bid amount (minimum $5.00 USD, maximum $50.00 USD)
Transaction fees incurred for using Credit Card,
2checkout, 2pay4you, or Payza: $1.00 USD + 2.3%
Local bank Deposit: Free
International Wire Transfer: $15:00
Local bank Deposit: Free