How It Works

How to post a project

  • Log into your PaperTakers profile

  • At the top right corner,you’ll see a purple button that says “Post Project”

  • Decide what type of project it is and fill out the necessary details

  • If you are posting a writing project, you will be prompted to pay before it gets posted! If it’s a regular project, your project only requires payment when you choose a freelancer to hire!

How to hire someone for my project

  • On your dashboard (must be logged in), navigate to the left side of the dashboard and click “Projects” which should open a drop-down menu. Click “Ongoing”

  • Find the title of the project you posted, and click the eye button under “operations”

  • You will now see what freelancers have applied to your project! You can click their name to take you to their profile, where you can see their ratings or message them

  • You can also click “View Proposal” to see what they think about your project!

  • By clicking their name or “View Proposal” you can navigate to a purple button that allows you to hire them for the project!

How to message my expert

  • While logged into the dashboard, navigate to the left and click the “Messages” option.

  • Find your freelancers name and click on it to begin messaging them!

  • On the message screen you can chat with your freelancer and send them files!

Alternative method:

  • Click “Projects” on the left side of your dashboard and select “Ongoing” in the drop down.

  • Find your project title and click the icon next to it under “Operations”

  • On this page you can send your freelancer a quick message to open up a chatroom.

  • Once you do this, you can follow the instructions above on the first method

How to mark a project as complete and rate my freelancer

  • While logged into the dashboard navigate to the “Projects” option on the left and select “Ongoing”

  • Select the project you want to complete by clicking the icon next to it under “operations”

  • On the right side of the screen you will be given the option to complete the project and leave a star rating and review of your freelancer!

How to dispute a project

  • While logged into the dashboard navigate to the “Projects” option on the left and select “Ongoing”

  • Select the project you want to complete by clicking the icon next to it under “operations”

  • On the right side of the screen you’ll be given the option to complete the project and leave a star rating and review of your freelancer.

  • Once you have completed the project, navigate to the “projects” menu again and select “Completed”

  • Find the title of the project and select the hammer icon on the right side of it. This will open up a dispute menu where you can give your side of the dispute!

  • To add more details to the dispute, navigate to the left side of the screen on your dashboard and select “Disputes”

How to bid a project

  • Log into your PaperTakers profile

  • At the top right corner, you’ll see a purple button that says “Open Project”

  • Read and bid on projects related to your skills.

  • If you are bidding a writing project, there will be a fixed cost of projects or If it’s a regular project, you just need to place a bid amount along with a cover letter.

How to message my project owner

  • While logged into the dashboard, navigate to the left and click the “Messages” option.

  • Find your project owners name and click on it to begin messaging them!

  • On the message screen you can chat with your project owner and send them files!

How to mark a project as complete and rate my project owner

  • While logged into the dashboard navigate to the “Projects” option on the left and select “Ongoing”

  • Select the project you want to complete by clicking the icon next to it under “operations”

  • On the right side of the screen you will be given the option to complete the project and leave a star rating and review of your project owner!

How to dispute a project:

  • 1. While logged into the dashboard navigate to the “Projects” option on the left and select “Ongoing”

  • 2. Select the project you want to complete by clicking the icon next to it under “operations”

  • 3. On the right side of the screen you’ll be given the option to complete the project and leave a star rating and review of your project owner.

  • 4. Once you have completed the project, navigate to the “projects” menu again and select “Completed”

  • 5. Find the title of the project and select the hammer icon on the right side of it. This will open up a dispute menu where you can give your side of the dispute!

  • 6. To add more details to the dispute, navigate to the left side of the screen on your dashboard and select “Disputes”