Membership is open to anyone over 18 years of age. Individuals must register in their own right (i.e., not on someone else's behalf). Registration of legal entities other than individuals must be made by an authorized representative of the entity.
Archability allows Clients to post and solicit bids for FREE. Revenue is generated via a 10% commission levied on payments sent to Contractors. Clients are, however, responsible for any credit card processing or payment gateway fees from PayPal.
Not at this time. Contractors on Archability all have access to the same project options and benefits which are made available at no cost. There are currently no running subscriptions nor charges for membership and providing services. The only costs incurred by Contractors are commission fees on payments received, and fees associated with the chosen withdrawal method.
In the same way as Clients can view profiles of bidders, Contractors can access the buyer's profile. This allows any potential bidder to understand the history and credibility of a Client on Archability before placing a bid. We encourage you to ensure that there is a good fit during the interview process.
Absolutely. This is why Clients do not have to choose the cheapest bid - they can accept ANY Contractor's bid. And Archability provides a platform which allows every Contractor to publicly display their profile so that a Client can make an informed decision based on your portfolio, feedback, listed credentials, and overall profile. The more complete and comprehensive your profile and proposal, the better you will fair.
You can make the Client aware of your interest, concerns and ideas before placing a bid. You can contact the buyer by using the Public Message Board. A Client can make changes to a project, including the price, until the first bid arrives.
A couple of things we recommend: First, post a detailed profile and fill in your past work history and skills. Include as many certifications and skills as possible, upload work samples to your portfolio, include a portrait or logo, and spend time editing and refining the text in your profile. Start applying for projects! Try out small projects first to accrue feedback and then go after the bigger fish.
Securing your first project is always the hardest, it can take some time and persistence to build an impressive profile and acquire your first project. Write detailed custom messages with your bids and you should be able to get a project relatively fast.
If you need clarification regarding the project or it's deliverables, you can post a public message on the project page. This message is publicly visible and can be used to to engage the Client in clearing up any issues that stand in the way of you having sufficient information to submit a worthwhile proposal.
If the project is posted as sealed, only the Client and the owner of the proposal can see the proposal amount, comments and attachments. All other users on the site will see the proposal as “Sealed”. To see the view other users see, log out of your account and view the project.
You first have to Accept or Decline the award. Once accepted, can either check for a message from the Client, or wait to receive an e-mail from Archability notifying you how you can contact your Client. Archability does not facilitate the Client/bidder transaction. Make sure you your payment terms are well specified. You may also submit an invoice to the Client for the first installment of Escrow funding.
Terms are milestones regarding deliverables and payments. Terms are initially created by either the Client or Contractor, but can also be updated by either party during the lifecycle of the job. Only you can revise milestones you create. But you can request the Client to revise milestones they create. It is recommended to keep the Terms up-to-date so both parties are aware of the schedule and deliverables.
You may communicate publicly via the Public Message Board or privately through the Private Messages to maintain a time-stamped, unalterable record of all clarifications and agreements around scope, deliverables, milestones, timeframes, etc. In the event of a dispute, the Workroom Messages will be the only record of referenced communication available for resolution of the dispute.
Currently, each workroom has a limit of 500MB. For large and multiple related files, we strongly recommend the use of compressed or zipped files. You may also use third party file sharing. Just be sure to reference any external file sharing within your workroom communications.
We allow the upload of the most common file types. We do not allow the upload of files or programs or any content which is potentially harmful to the operation of Archability servers. Please contact us if there is a specific file type you want us to include.
Per our Terms and Conditions, Archability is not liable and is not party to services delivered. But we acknowledge the right for member’s to protect their property. We encourage you to comply with any requests to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with your Clients.
If the Client and Contractor agree to cancel a project after the contractor is hired, either party can initiate the cancellation process. If there are funds remaining in Escrow they will be refunded to the Client once both parties agree to the new Terms.
Once work has been completed for each milestone and payment is due, send the Client an invoice for services completed. The Archability Billing and Payment system must be used for all job payments - the client will fund and release the milestones as they come due. Do not solicit payment outside of the Archability payment system as it is a violation of our Terms and Conditions.
Absolutely. Archability provides a robust feedback system for this purpose. This ensures that Clients are held up to the same standards as you are. Your review will not only help other Contracots but also allow you to think about working for the particular Client again.
We encourage Clients and Contractors to work out the problem, but Archability will step in and moderate if there is a need. Archability will not evaluate the quality of work, but will focus on a careful review of all time logged to ensure you were and the Client were following all policies and best practices. Funds are released solely at the Client's discretion.
When you make a contract via Archability, you have the same legal rights as you would if you made the contract in person. Archability is not a party to the contract between the Client and Contractor. You should ensure that important details such as payment terms and delivery timeframes are clarified before the contract begins. Be professional and courteous in your correspondence and deliverables.
Every member's reputation depends on the feedback given by other members. As such, users with bad or unethical business practices do not have a future on Archability because Contractors with frequent negative feedback will probably not be selected by Clients, and Clients with frequent negative feedback will have trouble finding bidders for their projects. Archability reserves also the right to remove members with frequent negative feedback.
If a dispute arises between you and the other party, we suggest that your first step be a conversation with the other party to try to resolve the issue.