InstaTaskers is a platform to connect a Client's requirement, budget and timeline with a Tasker's capabilities, price point and bandwidth.
No, there is no bidding. We will send you suitable leads without any upfront payment.
Unlike other lead-based platforms, InstaTaskers charges based on deals. You need to pay InstaTaskers when a lead converts to a deal.
Our fee ranges from 5% to 15% of the deal value. We retain our charges from every payment and transfer the balance to you, with an invoice of course.
There are two transactions happening here:
●The service that is provided by you to the Client. For this Task, you will invoice the Client including GST as applicable. The Client may deduct TDS on your PAN.
●The reference service provided by InstaTaskers to you. InstaTaskers will invoice you and retain InstaTaskers Fee and taxes from the Task Fee received from the Client.
Our intention is to release the payment to you as soon as the Task or Phase, for which the payment is received, is completed. However, accounting for operational issues and bank processes, it may take around 5-7 business days.
Like we explained earlier, Clients need to make the payment at the start of the Task / Phase. So the flight risk at the end of the Task does not exist.
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Did we ask for exclusivity? No. In this century, you are free to source business through any channel. In fact, do let us know your experience with InstaTaskers vs. other channels. You know our email ID - contact@instaTaskers.com.
To become a Tasker, enter your details, work samples and price points in our system. Our curation team will go through the details. If successfully curated, you will receive an email from us. In case the curation is not successful, we do not send any communication.
In case a Tasker or a Client has an issue and it is brought to us, we take the parties through the InstaTaskers Dispute Resolution Service.
You don't gain anything. Here is a list of things you lose:
-The overheads due to your internal dedicated BD team.
-The hassle of bidding and then wondering if the lead will ever materialize.
-The time spent in convincing the client of your credibility from scratch.
-The headache of following up for payment after you have spent your time and effort.
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To get leads from InstaTaskers, you need to be a curated registered Tasker with InstaTaskers. Visit InstaTaskers.com and follow the link to Become A Tasker. You will be asked to become a user, if not already one followed by profile creation. If you are already a user/buyer on Insta Taskers, just sign in with your existing credentials and follow the link to Become A Tasker.
The Tasker profile includes:
●Personal information on like Name, Email, Phone Number, Address, Location, PAN, GST (if any)
●Select the services that you want to oﬀer through InstaTaskers
●For each service mention the starting price and portfolio. For the portfolio, you can upload a file or provide a web link. Ensure that for each service, your portfolio has 4-5 work samples of projects executed for third parties on a commercial basis.
All the application to get onboard go through a checking process. This is called curation. Only the Taskers who are successfully curated are sent leads from the system.
Curation ensures that there are only professional profiles on InstaTaskers. This means that the Clients have to spend less time, if any, in due diligence of the Tasker. It also means that you spend less time in the sales process and more time in your core operations.
Here are a few simple rules for faster curation:
●Make sure that your portfolio has 4-5 work samples of each service that you want to offer. You can collate the samples in a file and upload or provide a link to your web portfolio.
●The work samples should have been executed for third parties on commercial terms. The work-link should not point to other freelancing platforms.
●You can provide separate samples for each service or upload one consolidate profile for all the services or anything in between. In either case, please ensure that your profile is properly structured, making it easier for the curators to spot the work samples.
We are generous people! In case we need some more detail, we will email you the specific information that you can include. And we are reasonable, so we can do this iteration a couple of times. If the profile is incomplete after a couple of iterations, it will not be curated. Do remember, scanty (profile with only one or two samples for a service, poor quality (like a content writer with grammatical/spelling issues in samples), misleading or fake profiles are outright rejected.
On successful curation, you will receive an email communication. In case you have applied for multiple services, you may be curated for only a subset. The list of the services for which you are successfully curated will be given in the email.
We are a freelancing platform with a twist. We do not run a listing service but ensure intelligent matching. Whenever we have a lead for which you are one of the best matches, we will send it to you. The leads sent to you after curation will be visible on your dashboard. Please don’t expect to see a laundry list of Tasks on the dashboard.
All the leads sent to you come with an option to “Ask A Question”. You can use this feature to get more information about the Task. Remember that the questions and answers are visible to all the Taskers who receive this lead.
Do not seek or reveal personal details, contact details, unique identifiers, quotation at this stage.
Read the previously posted questions and answers so that you don’t ask redundant questions. Ask specific questions, not general questions. Here are a few examples:
|Specific questions||General questions|
|Please share the list of the features that you want on the website.||I need more information.|
|You have mentioned that you are looking for blogs for your apparel website. How many blogs do you expect per month and what is the expected number of words per blog? Do share the link to any blog that you like.||How can we go about it?|
|For SEO optimization, will you provide the keywords or do you expect the writer to do keyword research and then use them?||Let me know about the SEO optimization part.|
|Please share your preferred technology or framework for this tech product.|
You can now decide if you want to pursue the Task. You can back out till this stage without any consequences. If you want to move ahead, you can now send a proposal to the Client. The proposal should:
●Capture inclusion and exclusion of the project scope.
●Define quality parameters.
●Have a quantified list of output.
●Have clear timelines and pricing.
●Count of iterations.
For small value (<= Rs. 10,000) or small duration (<= 7 days) Tasks, ask for 100% advance. For large Tasks, you may divide the Task into Phases, each Phase being a group of deliverables and having a fixed value.
Once you send the Proposal, you can contact the Client and discuss further.
If the Client accepts the proposal, they transfer the payment for Phase/Task to InstaTaskers at the start of each Phase/Task. Once the payment is credited to our account, we will intimate you to commence the Phase/Task.
Do not commence a Phase/Task till the receipt of the payment for that Phase/Task is confirmed.
At the end of a Phase/Task, inform us. We will ask for Client confirmation and release your dues.
We have our eyes on the entire system. Did we tell you that we also have an option to blacklist service providers? And that we have an SEO optimized page listing the service providers engaging in malpractices. To cut the long story short, don’t kill the golden goose.
There are two transactions here:
aThe service that is provided by you to the Client. For this Task, you will invoice the Client including GST as applicable. The Client may deduct TDS on your PAN.
bThe reference service provided by InstaTaskers to you. InstaTaskers will invoice you and retain InstaTaskers Fee and taxes from the Task Fee received from the Client.
For transactions within India, currently, only GST is applicable. Here is a table summarising the various permutations and combinations:
|At the start|
|2||Is Tasker GST RD?||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|7||Credit to InstaTaskers||(3)-(6)||1080||1160||1180||900||980||1000|
|10||Cash credit to tasker||(7)-(8)-(9)||903||983||1003||723||803||823|
|11||TDS Credit to Tasker||(6)||100||20||0||100||20||0|