Post a Project & Order Services

Post a Project & Order Services

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Once you have finished creating your customer profile, you can proceed and start using Geolance to post projects and order services you require.

Types of projects

There two main types of projects you can post based on how you want to pay for them. For example, if you want service provider that charge by the hour, click on the “Hourly” tab on the left hand corner of the dashboard, above the tasks. If you want to pay a fixed sum, click on “Fixed”.

Types of Services

Local search

You can search for and post projects that require the services of a local professionals, typically those who provide their services on-site. Examples include cleaning, moving, plumbing, etc.

Global search

As the name suggests, global projects are those that are not reliant on location and can be done remotely. A wide range of projects such as SEO, web designing, content writing, software development, etc. fall into this category

How to Post a Project

To begin posting projects,

1. Use the search bar and enter relevant keywords for the services you seek. For e.g. “apartment cleaning in Toronto”;

2. Click on the “Post a Project” button that appears above the search results and you will be redirected to Project Management dashboard.

You will be able to see a number of sub-categories on the left hand side related to the type of project you require. For example, if you search web product development, you will have options such as e-Commerce development, CMS, Portal solutions, etc.

Each category also has some preset project prompts related to the sub-category. For example, E-commerce Development has presets such as Business Analysis, UX Research & Design, E-commerce website design, etc.

Posting a Remote Fixed Project

Click on “Fixed” on the dashboard. You can either start editing one of the presets (if it is according to your requirements) or you can also create your own project by clicking on the “+” sign on the dashboard.

• Add in an explanation of the task on the preset;

• Enter your budget;

• Set the quantity to however many tasks you want;

• Add other tasks in other categories if required.

Click on the “Examples” button to check portfolios of similar tasks that professionals providing your required services have posted.

When you have finished adding all the tasks you require for a project, click on the “Total” tab on the bottom right hand corner. This will give you the total cost of the project.

• Click on “Fill Project Details” to open a prompt;

• Add the title of the project;

• Add a description, explaining your requirements and the tasks required for the project;

• Choose the date and time of when you want to start and end the project;

• Add your address;

• Choose what skills you require the professional to possess for the project;

• You can upload a project file (if any);

• If you don’t want to the project to show up publicly, check the “Private Project” box so people only you invite will see the project;

• Agree with the Privacy Policy;

• Click on Send Project.

You can change the details of your projects or cancel it by clicking on “Projects” on the menu on your project manager dashboard.

You can also check project milestones and offers if you have any.

Posting a Remote Hourly Project

If you want to pay for projects on an hourly basis, click on the “Hourly” tab on the project management dashboard.

Instead of an overall budget, the project preset will require you to enter an hourly rate. You can enter one that is in your budget and suitable for the type of services you require.

You then have to choose how many hours of service you will require for the task.

Once you have selected these, the proceeding steps remain the same as explained in the section above.

Posting a Local Project

For your convenience, Geolance has developed a different interface for projects that require local services.

• Start by searching whatever local services you require. For e.g. “moving services”;

• You will shown a series of sub-categories on the left hand corner to choose from;

• As with remote projects, you can choose whether you want to pay “Hourly” or a “Fixed” sum for the service (as per your needs).

Step A

1. The category and service fields will be filled based on your previous selection;

2. Choose a date and time for when you need the services;

3. You can change the number of workers if you require the services of more than one;

4. If you prefer order from your company, you can click on the “Add Company” button to do so or choose yours;

5. Add the location you want the workers to arrive to;

a. If your tasks involves two locations, click on the “From To Location” checkbox and add location A and B. For example, if you require moving services, Location A will be the address you want the workers to pick up your stuff and location B will be the address you want your belongings to be dropped off.

6. Add the title and description for the project;

7. Enter the skills you require for the project;

8. Upload any necessary files;

9. And click on “Next”.

Step B

The next prompt will require you to provide details for the project. This screen will vary depending on the service you require.

You will also be required to set your budget in this step. You can scroll the graph to set your budget from high to low. Or you can specify the exact amount you want to pay for the service.

Check the privacy policy agreement box and click on “Publish” to post the project.

The total amount you will see for the project will be the consolidated amount. If you chose more than one worker, the budget you set will be per worker. For example, if you chose 5 workers and set your budget to a $100, this means that you will be paying $100 to each worker. In this example, your total will be $500 plus other charges.

This article is always evolving and being updated when our product is being developed. Be sure to keep track of this article so you'll stay updated with the last version of it!