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Replenishing your LingJob account
In order to pay freelancers for jobs you have posted, you must transfer the cost of the job to LingJob. Funds can be added by choosing the “Add Funds” button under the “Balance” section of your dashboard. Freelancers are also advised to keep some money in the account in case they bid on job offers that require a deposit.
Our commission structure
Freelancers pay a commission to LingJob that equals 12 percent of the amount earned. The commission does not apply if the services are provided for free. Clients pay no commission. Posting a job offer is completely free of charge.
Cash is released only upon specific request from the account holder. To make a request, please select the “Withdraw funds” button under the “My Account” section of your dashboard. At any given time, the amount you wish to withdraw from your LingJob account should be sufficient to cover all of the relevant ancillary charges and fees incurred by payment services such as PayPal. These withdrawal costs are paid by you out of your LingJob account.
All requests for cash withdrawals are processed on the 15th day of every month or the subsequent business day. However, one month must elapse between the request and our releasing the funds. For example, if you request a withdrawal on 1 May 2012, then the payment will be made to your PayPal account on 15 June 2012.
If you as a client require an invoice from the freelancer, you can choose the “Need invoice?” option when posting the job offer. In order for the freelancer to complete the contract, he or she must submit both the work and an invoice. Once the work is completed and you accept it, the freelancer is reminded that he or she must then upload an invoice for your subsequent approval. Only once you approve the invoice do the credits for the job get transferred to the freelancer’s account.
The invoiced amount must be equal to the contract price, even though freelancer has to pay freelancers fee of 12%. If one needs an invoice for this fee, simply email us firstname.lastname@example.org. If the amount is different, client may require the freelancer to make corrections.
We will issue to the Freelancer the Invoice for all settlements of the Commission Fee to be paid by a Freelancer and other Fees made to LingJob during the last month not later than until 10th (tenth) day of next month.
Post job offers with confidence by demanding a deposit
When posting a job offer, you as a client can choose “Require deposit.” The sum you indicate in the “Require deposit” box is then reserved from the freelancer’s LingJob account once he or she accepts your offer. Should the work be completed and approved, the deposit will be refunded to the freelancer within 30 days of the work’s approval. If the freelancer fails to submit any work, then the deposit is credited to your LingJob account as compensation for the freelancer’s inability to complete the task.
Disputes between clients and freelancers
In the unfortunate case of a dispute arising between the client and freelancer, one of the parties may choose to register a dispute in our Dispute Resolution Center. Our dispute resolution judge will assess the situation and make a decision in the matter. Please read more in the “Dispute Resolution Center” section.
You are a client who needs to translate some text from English to Spanish. First, you transfer $150 to your LingJob account.
Next, you submit a job offer looking for someone who can translate from English to Spanish. Now LingJob’s pool of freelancers can bid on your job offer.
There are three bids for your job offer: $75, $100, and $150. You believe that the freelancer who bid $100, Alice, will best complete the task, so you award her the contract.
Once the both you as the client and Alice as the freelancer accept the offer, you have made a service contract. LingJob honors this by reserving $100 from your account.
Alice gets to work translating and uploads her completed work to LingJob. You receive the document, evaluate the writing, and decide that Alice’s work is satisfactory. You approve the work.
As a freelancer, Alice must pay a 12 percent commission to LingJob. After you have approved her job, the money that was reserved in your account ($100) is transferred automatically to Alice’s, less the commission. So she receives $88 in total.