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Who’s considered as service professional?
Service professionals include carpenters, remodelers, plumbers, electricians, information technology or electronics technicians, cleaners, caregivers, gardeners, drivers, couriers, pest control providers, and so on.
Many StartAJob postings highlight short-term work for independent contractors, but the site also highlights permanent jobs for professionals in these fields.
Freelancers tend to work in technology and creative fields. They includes web, app, and software developers; project managers; graphic designers and illustrators; photographers and video producers; writers, editors, and proofreaders; marketers; etc.
Many freelancers focus solely on short-term work, but some are interested in permanent jobs, too. StartAJob showcases all kinds of opportunities for freelancers.
Start by visiting the Post a Job page. Provide details about your job, including a description, skills needed, and budget. Once you have finished, you can choose to boost your post to get more attention.
Potential employees will apply and bid on jobs that interest them. You can message them to ask questions and make arrangements. When you find someone you want to work with, you award them the job and put your agreed-upon payment on deposit.
When the job is done to your satisfaction, mark the job as complete, allowing StartAJob to release your payment.
Start by going to Find a Job page and choose a category that interests you. When you see a job that looks appealing, submit a bid. The employer will review your bid and your profile, so make sure your StartAJob resume is as detailed as possible.
Don’t see any jobs in your preferred field? Check other fields to see if you can earn short-term money as a babysitter, driver, courier, etc.
The employer can message you to ask questions finalize arrangements. Once you work out the details, the employer will hire you and deposit the payment you agreed upon.
When the job is completed, the employer will release payment to your StartAJob account. You keep everything you earn—StartAJob does not take a percentage from employees but rather charges a small fee to employers.
Our payment system helps protect both employers and employees. Employers feel secure knowing their payment is held until the job is done right. Employees feel safe knowing they’ll be paid for the approved work.
In addtion, the work on your job can start only when we have your payment in escrow.
What if I’m not satisfied with the work completed?
First of all, talk to your service professional or freelancers. Be clear about what might be the problem and how they can make things right. They may be able to complete the job or offer a full or partial refund.
Employers and employees usually can resolve issues on their own. If not, they can pursue arbitration.
What if an employer asks me to complete a test project?
Completing a test project is completely up to you. Remember, an employer isn’t obligated to hire you even if you complete the test.
Review the employer’s profile, see how many verification steps the employer has completed, and check whether the employer has deposited funds in their StartAJob account. You can ask that the employer deposit funds into their account to demonstrate commitment to the project, but this does not guarantee they will hire you.
How do I earn Skills Medals ?
You earn skills by completing jobs and being awarded medals by your employers.