Before a project can begin, you and the project owner must sign a contract which includes a clause stating that the project owner agrees to pay your agreed-upon fees for your effort. We require all freelancers to link to a Stripe
account where all deposits will be made before you can agree to a contract. In addition, we screen project owners who post a project on our site and, at the time of contract signing, we also collect a 15% deposit from the project owner. This helps to ensure that the project owner is serious about the project and capable of paying.