Minijobbank connects freelancers and users looking for a hand or help on project, usually called employers. Employers needing to hire a freelancer to work on a project simply need to submit the project details and their budget and wait for the candidates.
Freelancers apply to projects using credits. Besides the free credits given for each registered freelancer, extra credits can be purchased at any time from the freelancers dashboard.
Employers can monitor each new candidate and carefully select the one that best fit each project on their dashboard. From there they can also select the desired/ winning candidate and initiate the work terms discussion. As soon as the work terms are agreed the project starts.
Escrow is supported through PayPal meaning that transactions between parties are secured and guaranteed for each party, including the site owners fee. This fee can be a percentage of the project agreed budget or a fixed price.
After a project is assigned to a freelancer, both participants, employer and freelancer, get access to a unique Workspace were they can both manage the project. It acts like the core hub for a project were all the related information can be accessed and managed.
After an employer chooses a project candidate, it’s important that both parties agree on terms for the project before the official assignment. At this time,employers and freelancers can negotiate with each other until they are both happy or unhappy with each other terms.
For each agreed project you can hold the money until work ends (via PayPal Adaptive Payments). On completed projects, the money held in escrow minus any site commissions will be automatically transferred to the freelancer. On non completed projects, employers are automatically refunded.
Employers can easily access their projects proposals from within their dashboard and from there analyze and choose the winning proposal. At this time, the proposal author becomes a candidate to work on the project.