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Real talk: Freelance life sucks sometimes.
There’s the constant courting of clients, the too busy/not busy enough paradox, and let’s not even talk about the agony of invoicing.
But a new talent marketplace called Braintrust aims to alleviate some of that pain while lowering the cost of admission.
A new kind of e-lance platform
As Business Insider reports, Braintrust is free for freelance pros like software engineers and U/X designers. Clients pay a fee of 10% for each job invoiced through the platform — significantly less than other marketplaces.
Adam Jackson, Braintrust’s CEO, told us those other companies’ fees aren’t fair to workers — and they’re a waste of money for clients.
Braintrust can keep its fees lower because it operates as a nonprofit organization. Revenues raised will go toward operating costs.
Jackson calls Braintrust a “market system” where talent can bid and clients hire based on a combination of skill, experience, and other factors.
“We want talent to get the fair market rate they deserve and that clients are willing to pay — regardless of where they live,” he said.
The platform has been running in stealth mode since last fall, but companies like NASA, Nestlé, …
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