Fees, Rates & Charges

For Employer’s 

Projects

It is free to sign up, post a project, receive bids from freelancers, review the freelancer’s bid and portfolio, then discuss the project requirements on Afriilancer.com. If you then decide to award the project to your preferred freelancer, and the freelancer accepts, we charge a 3%  project fee that is relative to the value of the selected bid as an introduction fee 

The cost and how these project fees are charged are dependent on the type of the project be it remote, hybrid or physical, fixed price or hourly, and the duration of the project. 

For all projects that are fixed priced, a fee of 3% or $3.00 (whichever is greater) is charged at the time of awarding the project. 

For all projects that are priced hourly, a fee of 3% is charged on every payment you make to the freelancer. 

You can decide to cancel the project from your dashboard at any time, for up to three (3) days after the project has been awarded and accepted for a full refund of your fee. 

Should you have an urgent project that you want to be featured on the homepage and pinned to the top of the project search page, you need to buy a featured project voucher from our merch store. 

Contests. 

Employers are required to provide the funds equivalent of the total contest prize, at the time of posting a contest. There is a Money Back Guarantee for this prize money. 

The Money Back Guarantee gives you the right to get your money back for up to 30 days from the contest if you are not satisfied with the submitted entries. You can get refunded by contacting our support. 

Note that the Money Back Guarantee doesn’t cover “Guaranteed Contests” and it doesn’t include any upgrades that you may have selected for the contest. If you’ve already chosen an entry as the winner and completed the contest handover, which has released the prize money to the winner, you are not eligible for a refund. 

We do not charge employers a fee for contest posting and awarding of contests. Every additional awarded entry will require payment of the prize for that entry. 

Services 

Employers are required to provide the fund equivalent to the total service price at the time of ordering a service. This payment is kept in escrow and protected by Afriilancer.com’s Milestone Payment System. You, the employer gets to release the payment once you are 100% satisfied with the work that has been delivered.

For Freelancers’

It is free to sign up, create a profile, select skills of projects you are interested in, upload your portfolio, receive project notifications, discuss project details with the employer, submit bids and proposals on projects, and enter contests on Afriilancer.com 

Projects

For all projects that are fixed priced, if you are awarded a project, and you choose to accept, we charge you a small project fee that is relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee. If you are subsequently paid more than the original bid amount, we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments. 

For projects that are priced hourly, the fee is charged on each payment as its paid by the employer to you. 

We charge a tier-based project commission fee ranging from 7.5% to 15%, the percentage of commission you pay reduces over time as your earnings increase on our platform, this means that on your first $500 earning you might pay 15% but from $501 to $1000 you might pay 12.5%, etc. 

Services 

For all services that are sold on our platform, we charge a tier-based service commission fee ranging from 7.5% to 15%, the percentage of commission you pay reduces over time as your earnings increase on our platform, this means that on your first $500 earned from the sales of your services, you might pay15% but from $501 to $1000 you might pay 12.5%, etc.

Contests 

It is free to submit entries for any contest that is taking place on Afriilancer.com, however, we charge a contest fee when you win a contest and you are awarded a contest prize. This is fee is charged at the time when the contest prize is being released, which is after the contest has been awarded to you and the handover of entry materials has been completed to the satisfaction of the contest’s poster. 

We charge a fee of 10% or USD 5.00, whichever is greater on all contest fees.

Refunds as Bonus Credit

In some instances, a refund of fees may be done as bonus credit. This bonus may only be used on-site, and cannot be withdrawn or transferred. The bonus will expire in 90 days from the date of receipt. 

0% Commission Referral Program

Our referral program “The 0% Commission Referral Program” rewards freelancers that refer new employers that do not have an existing account on Afriilancer.com and who join and create a new account. Such freelancers will have their commission reduced from 10% to 0%, for all future projects performed by the referring freelancer for the referred employer. 

The following terms and conditions apply 

  • The new employer has to be referred using a specific promotional link on https://www.afriilancer.com/0-commission-referral-program
  • It is important to note that, the reduced Project commission of 0% will only be applied to new work performed by the freelancer who has successfully applied for this promotion for the specific employer to whom the application relates. The new project must be initiated by the employer after they have created a new account on Afriilancer.com
  • Project commission fees for the freelancer are only reduced from 10% to 0% under this referral program. All other charges remain the same including but not limited to employer commissions and transaction fees. 
  • This referral program does not apply to contests.
  • Afriilancer.com reserves the right to review classifications of employers as new employers for this promotion, to ensure the fair use of this referral program. Employers that are being referred must have worked with, and paid, the referring freelancer applying to use this referral program before the beginning of this promotion, for example from another platform. The referring freelancers may be required to provide evidence of this prior work and payment before being eligible for the commission reduction. To be eligible for this referral program, employers must not have had any active account on Afriilancer.com from which payment was made within the 6 months immediately before creating the new account. 
  • All other elements of the User Agreement continue to apply – see https://www.afriilancer.com/about/user-agreement. 
  • Afriilancer.com may require that both parties fill in and complete their profiles and/or pass identity checks before payments are released.
  • Afriilancer.com may require that the details for any project for which the commission reduction applies are appropriately complete. 
  • This promotion may be withdrawn for a specific user, if significant reversals, fraud, or chargebacks are observed, if Afriilancer.com believes that there is a risk of funds being subject to reversal or chargeback, in cases of disputes between employer and freelancer, or for any other reason. 
  • Afriilancer.com reserves the right to disallow the use of this promotion in its sole and absolute discretion, concerning fair use of this promotion, and to prevent any suspected fraud. 
  • Afriilancer.com reserves the right to require submission of further information from any party applying to make use of this promotion, for investigating fraud and for risk management and related purposes. 
  • Afriilancer.com reserves the right to cancel or amend this promotion at any time. 
  • Afriilancer.com reserves the right to cancel the promotion in any region if it is deemed or becomes unlawful to offer the promotion to any resident of that region. 

Other Fees

Projects 

The following fees are charged optionally for additional services as they are required. 

Posting a Project

FREE

Featured 

USD 10 (30 days), 7 (15 days), 3 (7 days)

Urgent 

USD 9.00

Full Time 

USD 199.00

Recruiter 

USD 9.50

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) 

USD 19.00 

IP Agreement 

USD 19.00

Priority

USD 5.00

Extend 

USD 9.00 

Services 

The following fees are charged optionally for additional services as they are required. 

Posting a Service

FREE

Featured 

USD 10 (30 days), 7 (15 days), 3 (7 days)

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) 

USD 19.00 

IP Agreement 

USD 19.00

Contests 

The following fees are charged optionally for additional services as they are required. 

Posting a Contest

FREE

Awarding a Contest 

FREE

Awarding to Additional Freelancers

FREE

Guaranteed 

FREE

Top Contest 

USD 30.00

Urgent

USD 35.00

  

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

USD 20.00

Extend

Costs:
3 days = 15% of contest prize
5 days = 20% of contest prize
7 days = 30% of contest prize
14 days = 40% of contest prize
21 days = 50% of contest prize
Half of the costs will be used to increase the contest prize (rounded to the nearest whole number).

Awarding to additional freelancers

There are no fees for awarding additional entries a prize. Payment equal to the original prize amount must be provided for each additional entry awarded.

Transaction Fees

Transaction fees incurred for using Credit Card, Payoneer

*3%

Local Bank Deposit

FREE

International Wire Transfer

USD 15.00 

*Australian users incur $0.30AUD + 0.99% for Credit/Debit card transactions. 

Withdrawal Fees

Fees may be optionally levied depending on the method of withdrawal. Additional fees may be levied by the third party offering the withdrawal method. 

Express Withdrawal

FREE

Payoneer (Global)

FREE

International Wire to a local bank account

2% 

If you don’t have a Payoneer account already, you can sign up here to be able to receive your payouts easily. 

Taxes

Taxes are applied based on local rates and rules defined by the user’s country of residence / registered country. Please note that taxes are payable by both employer and freelancers on all projects and services that are sold on Afriilancer.com

Nigeria – Service Tax (ST) Company

10%

Nigeria – Service Tax (ST) Individual

5%

Nigeria – Value Added Tax (VAT)

7.5%

Nigeria – Withholding Tax (WHT)

5%

South Africa – Value Added Tax

15%

Egypt  – Value Added Tax

14%

Algeria – Value Added Tax

19%

Morocco – Value Added Tax

20%

Kenya – Value Added Tax

16%

Ethiopia – Value Added Tax

15%

Ghana – Value Added Tax 

12.5%

Angola – Value Added Tax 

14%

Rwanda – Value Added Tax 

18% 

Tanzania – Value Added Tax

18%

Cote’de’Voire – Value Added Tax

18%

Cameroon – Value Added Tax

19.25%

Senegal – Value Added Tax

18%

Togo – Value Added Tax

18%

Benin – Value Added Tax

18%

Niger – Value Added Tax

19%

European Union – Value Added Tax (VAT)

VAT rates

France – Value Added Tax

20%

United Arab Emirates – Value Added Tax

5%

India – Tax Collected at Source (TCS)

1%

India – Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)

1% / 5%

Mexico – Income Tax Withholding

1% / 20%

Mexico – Value Added Tax (VAT)

16%

Russia – Value Added Tax (VAT)

16.67%

Switzerland – Value Added Tax (VAT)

7.7%

User Agreement

The fees, rates, and charges summarized on this page are governed by the terms of the Afriilancer.com User Agreement and related site policies. The User Agreement includes other important terms and should be read in full. In particular, section 23 of the User Agreement specifies the consequences of termination for violations of the User Agreement. Those consequences can include fines for damages that Afriilancer.com will sustain as a result of actions that breach the User Agreement.

 
 
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