This post explains how the Code For Cash uTask system works, both from the perspective of a developer and from the experience of a manager.
If you want to hire a developer from the Code For Cash network, you have a few options:
- Join the Code For Cash Slack channel, and post a requirement informally in the chat. If you want an invitation to Slack, simply sign up for a Code For Cash account at https://codefor.cash/signup and click the link in the Sidebar to join Slack (https://i.codefor.cash/user/configure_slack).
- Post the requirement formally by clicking the “Manager” menu in the Code For Cash Sidebar and then the “Hiring” tab. Within the Hiring tab, you can choose between hiring for a fixed-scope project at a fixed-price or hiring a developer at an hourly rate for ongoing work.
If you post the requirement through Code For Cash, it will be cross-posted to the Code For Cash twitter account, (https://twitter.com/codeforcashbook), it will be cross-posted to the Code For Cash Slack channel, and it will send an email notification to any Code For Cash user whose skill keywords match the keywords in the job listing.
Some managers also choose to have Code For Cash promote their job listing on social media, which is available for a flat fee of $195. To take advantage of this offer, simply paypal $195 to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the transaction notes, add the link to your job listing. We will promote it using targeted pay per click ads on Facebook, Reddit, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Once you find a candidate you like, you have the option of hiring directly, hiring via the platform (we have a built in contract system, managed by DocuSign, wherein your developer will sign a contract that includes an NDA, a non compete clause specific to your product and industry, assignment of intellectual property rights of the work product, and so forth.
You also have the option of using Code For Cash as your escrow agent, which is a way of providing peace of mind to both the developer and to you. The burden for paying the escrow fee falls entirely on the developer.
However, you always retain the option of circumventing Code For Cash and hiring the developer directly. It’s up to you… we’re here if you need us, but you’re equally welcome to just leverage our hiring tools for your process.
NOTE: There are two types of uTasks. Fixed-price projects with a crystal clear specification, and hourly engagements.
If you’re signed up for the Code For Cash network, you can bid on any Code For Cash uTask.
- Browse the list of open uTasks at any time by navigating to https://i.codefor.cash/utasks
- If you upload a resume or list your keywords at https://i.codefor.cash/user/gig_alerts then you can get email alerts whenever a uTask is posted that has overlap with your skills. Sometimes developers like to disable email alerts, but you can always re-enable them at https://i.codefor.cash/user/account_settings
- If you are hired by the manager for a task, then you have the option of working through the Code For Cash platform (letting us manage the contract and holding the money in escrow) or working directly with the manager. The escrow fee is 30% for non-subscribers and 5% for subscribers.
Subscriptions cost $25/monthly (or $300/year .. subscribing annually also provides you with a Udemy for Business account). In addition to lower escrow fees, you also benefit from instant gig alerts for freelance programming jobs, discovered by our bots from elsewhere on the Internet.