Outreach Zimbabwe Network is free to sign up, $1.50 post a project, receive bids from professionals, review the professional’s portfolio and discuss the project requirements. If you choose to award the project, and the professional accepts, we charge you a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee.
The cost and how this fee is charged depend on the type of project.
For fixed price projects, a fee of 3% or $3.00 USD (whichever is greater) is levied at the time a project that has been awarded by you has been accepted by each professional you award. If you subsequently pay the professional more than the original bid amount we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments.
For hourly projects, a fee of 3% is levied on each payment as it is made to the professional.
You may cancel the project from your dashboard at any time for up to seven (7) days after the project has been accepted for a full refund of your fee.
At the time of posting a contest, employers must provide funds equivalent to the total contest prize. We have a Money Back Guarantee for this prize money.
The Money Back Guarantee entitles you to get your money back for up to 30 days from contest closing if you are not happy with the submitted entries. You can get refunded simply by contacting support.
Note that refunds are not available on ‘Guaranteed contests’, and this refund does not include any upgrades that you may have selected for the contest. If you’ve already selected an entry as the winner and completed the contest handover, which has released the prize money to them, you are not eligible for a refund.
There is no contest fee for posting and awarding the contest for employers.
At the time of ordering a service, employers must provide funds equivalent to the total service price. The payment is protected by the Outreach Zimbabwe Payment System. Only release the payment once you are 100% happy with the work that has been delivered.
Outreach Zimbabwe members/professional is free to sign up, create a profile, select skills of projects you are interested in, upload a portfolio, receive project notifications, discuss project details with the employer, $3 bid on projects and enter contests.
For fixed price projects, if you are awarded a project, and you accept, we charge you a small project fee 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 hourly projects, the fee is levied on each payment as it is made by the employer to you.
The fee for fixed price projects is 10% or $5.00 USD, whichever is greater, and 10% for hourly projects.
Submitting entries to a contest is free. Contest fee applies when you are awarded a contest prize. This fee is charged when the prize is released, which is after contest has been awarded to you and the handover of entry materials has been completed to the contest poster’s satisfaction.
The professional contest fee is 10% or $5.00 USD, whichever is greater.
Submitting a listing to Outreach Zimbabwe Network Service is free. If you are subsequently hired to perform that Service a fee of 20% of the total service price is charged. This is charged when the service is ordered by way of a deduction from the payment you receive.
Outreach Zimbabwe Membership
If you are a member, you will be charged 10% project fee when you are awarded and accept a project. This will be cash back royalty, when the job is done and receive the payment.
Refunds as Bonus Credit
In some instances, 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.
Outreach Zimbabwe Membership Plans
Select from a range of membership plans to determine the fees you pay for our service. You can work on the site as either an employer or professional as a free member, or gain additional benefits as a paid member.
Memberships will recur on either a monthly or annual basis on the anniversary of your subscription, unless cancelled. If funds are insufficient we will try to renew your membership for up to 30 days, until funds are made available.