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As a contractor, what fees do I face on Zealancer?

Unlike agencies that charge an ongoing commission for the duration of the contract, Zealancer charges you an one-off fee every time we place an introduction. The fee is as low as twice your hourly rate, that is it.

The client and you will enter into a contract and the client will pay you directly. As an example, a contractor on an hourly rate of $40 pays $80 (exclusive GST) per introduction.

On average, the fees paid by contractors accumulate to only 1% of their total turnover offering huge saving compared to recruitment agents charging anything from 10% to 40%.

BTW: Freelancers who are not available must pause their profile to avoid unnecessary introduction fees.

Our research found out that on average 2.7 introductions are required to obtain one assignment. Zealancer screens all requests for introduction to ensure formal correctness and legitimacy. We permit a maximum of one request per potential assignment. Professional recruiters and contract agencies are banned from using Zealancer. If you receive an introduction from a client who does not have a real or genuine assignment, simply notify us within 14 days and the introduction fee will be cancelled and the client might be restricted from further use of the Zealancer service. Please note, to keep the fees as low as possible, the introduction fee is charged irrespective of whether the introduction results in work or not.

Register as a Contractor

  • It takes less than 15 minutes to register as a freelancer as you only need to fill-in the fields below.
  • To prove the seriousness of your entry, we ask for a one-off registration fee of twice your hourly rate (eg. if your rate were $40/hr, that would be $80 + GST).
  • The registration has no termination period. There are no monthly or annual fees for being registered. Money-back guarantee: If you do not find an assignment within one year, we are happy to refund the registration fee immediately.
  • We do not charge any turnover commissions! For each introduction we only charge a one time fee of twice the hourly rate (for a $40/hr-contractor, that would be $80 + GST).
  • No commissions for follow-up-projects. After paying the initial introduction fee, you are free to do follow-up projects for that client again without further charges from Zealancer.
  • Optionally you can also upload worksamples and a portrait picture.
  • You can always update, pause or delete your profile for free.

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**: If you do not find an assignment within one year, we are happy to refund the registration fee immediately.