Decentralized Workplace for Freelancers & Clients
Automated Price Regulation
We have built a platform that eliminates bidding or negotiations. A fair price is dynamically set per job using our proprietary price regulation algorithm.
All freelancers who wish to work on the platform, go through a decentralized skill verification process through an unbiased Jury system made up of qualified, expert freelancers.
Seamless Fund Withdrawals
Freelancers are paid in HFT and can withdraw funds from their Hirefreehands wallet seamlessly to convert on cryptocurrency exchanges or spend on other services within the platform.
Quality Oriented Job Management Workstream
We have designed an intelligent Project management system that ensures freelancers deliver quality work. It simplifies communication between freelancers and clients and this helps reduce disputes.
Smart Contract Payments & Remittances
Escrow fees are eliminated on the platform as the smart contracts signed for every transaction handles the settlement of tokens to the freelancer after each successful job.
Unbiased Dispute Resolution
A decentralized random Jury system comprised of qualified users oversees dispute resolution between users, to ensure fairness and eliminate biased judgements driven by a central authority.
Difficulty in Retrieving Payments from Platforms
Generally, most freelancing platforms today conduct escrow payments to ensure there is an
agreement between the client and the freelancer, before the freelancer gets paid. In
dispute free cases where the freelancer does get paid for the work done, retrieving his
earnings from the platform into actual cash that can be spent in real life becomes a great
issue. Most platforms take an average of 3 business days just to remit funds to a
freelancer’s bank account, and many talented freelancers in lesser-developed countries
especially in Africa, are not able to make withdrawals for work done until they open a foreign
bank account, which is impossible 95% of the time.
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Remittance Charges and High Transaction Fees
The top freelancing platforms today charge users multiple times, over the same job, and end
up keeping as high as 30% in commissions, when spread across the transaction chain. In
many cases, clients are charged a commission when they make a payment to be placed in
escrow, freelancers are charged when they bid for jobs, and are charged a percentage of
the job value when it get awarded to them.
To top it all off, most top freelancing platforms deduct withdrawal charges from freelancers
when they retrieve earnings from the platform to the bank account.
Lack of Quality Control
For all the charges deducted across the transaction chain of a job, the top freelancing
platforms do not take steps to protect the client’s money. KYC is only enforced when a
freelancer tries to make a withdrawal, and no steps are taken to ensure a freelancer’s skill
level displayed on his profile is accurate and not misleading to clients. Freelancers mostly
win jobs by undercutting their prices so low, that quality is thrown out of the window as
every job turns to a price bidding war. This leads most freelancers to turn to buying fake
reviews and working on the cheap just to stand a fighting chance.
Disputes between Freelancers and Clients
Whenever there are disputes between a client and a freelancer over a job delivery, top
freelancing platforms charge users to report the disputes. Some platforms charge as much
as $200 to review a dispute between a client and a freelancer, and most times just end up
suspending accounts without offering any explanations, or releasing wallet funds. In
addition, if a client gives a freelancer a horrible profile review upon the completion of a
job, there is no means for the freelancer to protest this and he is left to bear the
consequences of this, leading to rejection from future clients.