FAQ

How do I post a project?

You receive 5 free project posts a month. Once you’ve used these up you can purchase more. You will be given the option of which package you want to use when you post a project.

Each project requires the following information:

Category: Choose the most appropriate category.

Project Title: Give the Project a descriptive title to easily appear in searches.

Description: Give an in-depth breakdown of what you require.

Attachments: Supply any supporting documentation for your project. Remember this will be publicly available. (A maximum of 5 with a maximum size of 20mb each).

Skills:  What skills do you expect the Virtual Employee to have.

Project Budget:  What is the budget for your project to give Virtual Employees an idea of the scope and remuneration to be expected.

Location:  if the project requires location specific VE.

Milestone: If you want to track the process of large projects, you can use the milestone feature to track specific waypoints to measure the projects progress. Type in a milestone and hit enter to save it and create the next milestone text box.

Once you’ve posted a project, prospective employees can bid on the project, offering a price and timeline for its completion.

You can also search for VE’s and invite them to bid on one of your projects by clicking on the ‘Invite Me’ button. You can then select which projects you want to invite them to and then click ‘Invite’. If they accept you’ll be notified in your notifications feed.

How do I bid on a project?

You get a minimum of 10 free bids a month (this fluctuates depending on your performance on the platform) . If you use these up, you‘ll be able to purchase more. You’ll be notified of this whenever you bid on a project and your bids have run out.

If you find a project you can fulfil, click the bid button. You’ll need to make the employer / project owner an offer for a price and how long it will take you to complete the project. Be realistic as undercutting your fellow bidders only to create delays or not get proper remuneration for your work will ultimately work against you in ratings and future work with the same employer.

In the beginning it is harder to get chosen for projects, but as long as the first few you do are stellar, you’ll find your bid acceptance rate increases.

You can also make any comments or pose any questions to the employer in your bid application. The employer will then be able to contact and discuss these with you before accepting your bid.

How do I know if someone bid on my project?

Once a prospective Virtual Employee has bid on your project, you will be notified in your notification feed (the bell at top right), you will see the bids listed underneath the project on the project page, along with the amount, duration and any notes the Virtual Employee has about the project.

How do I know if an employer accepted my bid?

Once you’ve bid on a project and the Employer has accepted it, you’ll be notified in your notification feed (the bell at the top right). You can then open  the projects’ workspace, which will be your virtual office, where you can communicate with your Employer, share files and send them the project files.

How much do I make?

As a Virtual Employee / Freelancer, on successful completion of the project for the employer, you get to take home whatever you bid to complete the project minus Jobvir’s commission and any fees relating to withdrawing or transferring your available funds.

What is the commission?

The fee for fixed price projects is 10% or $10.00 USD, whichever is greater.

How much does it cost me to post a project?

Jobvir is free to sign up, and allocates a set monthly amount of 10 non-cumulative free posts to list a project, receive bids from freelancers/virtual employees, review the virtual employees ‘s portfolio and discuss the project requirements. If you use up your allotted free projects in the month, you may purchase more. The purchase price depends on the package you choose.

There are three package types:

FREE

You get 10 FREE projects each month. Each project will be displayed for 15 days. These are non-cumulative, so the maximum free projects you will have in any one month is 10.

STANDARD

This plan includes 15 projects. Each project will be displayed for 30 days.

PREMIUM

This plan includes 20 projects. Each project will be displayed as a featured job for 40 days.

How much does it cost to Bid on a project?

You get a minimum of 10 free bids a month (these are non-cumulative and fluctuate depending on your performance on the platform) . If you use these up, you‘ll be able to purchase more. You’ll be notified of this whenever you bid on a project and your bids have run out.

The available bid packages are:

Standard:

$5 for 25 Bids

High:

$10 for 50 Bids

Premium:

$20 for 100 Bids

 

 

How much does it cost to accept a bid?

If you decide to accept a bid from a prospective Virtual Employee / Freelancer, all you pay is the bid price set by the Virtual Employee, there are no additional charges.

How do I get paid by my Virtual Employer?

Employers who decide to accept your bid will pay your bid amount at the time of accepting the bid. This amount is then held by Jobvir for the security of both virtual employee and employer. If you are awarded a project, we charge you a project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee, of 10% or $10.00 USD, whichever is greater. Once a job has been marked as completed by the employer, you will receive the bid amount minus Jobvir’s commission (see Fees and Charges) in your Available Credits. You can then request to withdraw all, or a portion, of this amount (with a minimum of $20) via your chosen withdrawal method. You will be liable for any transaction fees due by your chosen payout method.

How do I pay virtual employees?

Once you accept a bid you need to pay the amount of the bid upon acceptance. This amount is then held by Jobvir for the security of both virtual employee and employer . Only once you have marked your project as complete, will funds be released to the Virtual Employee. If you have enough available credits in your Jobvir account, Jobvir will choose this option to pay. If you don’t, you will be given two options for paying the bid:

1. In situ when you accept the bid, you can pay the exact amount via the payment gateway then and there.

2. Paying out of your Jobvir credits balance. (To top up your credit balance, purchase one of the credit packages by going to the ‘My Credit’ page in the Account dropdown menu and scrolling down to ‘Top-up Credits’, clicking on deposit and selecting a package.)

Once you’ve accepted and paid, this notifies the bidder and you can then move into the Workspace to liaise with the employee.