Do you hire contractors? Do you find lots of that contracting talent on freelancing platforms, like UpWork or Fiverr? Cool. Then you’re in the right place.
In the next couple of minutes, you’ll learn why hiring directly on freelancing platforms is cutting into your bottom line—and your teammates’. And, you’ll learn how you can move talent off of platforms like UpWork to have more control, fewer fees, and a happier team.
So what’s the deal with freelancing platforms, like UpWork? While they serve as useful places to source talent, platforms like UpWork and Fiverr also want you to hire that talent through their platforms. The problem? These platforms tend to take a serious cut of what you pay your team—and they charge you big fees, too.
For example: UpWork takes a 20% cut of what contractors make (up to their first $500) and also typically charges significant processing fees for you, the client.
Most other platforms sing the same tune, for good reason: It’s how they earn revenue. But it’s a real thorn in your team’s side—your teammates get huge slices of money taken out of their pay, and you pay serious fees just to hire on-platform.
There’s a big difference between hiring on UpWork and hiring on Panther:
With Panther, you can hire your contractors with an employment-like experience. You’ll pay us $49 per contract per month. No commissions or cuts from what your talent makes. When you want your contractor to receive $350, you pay them $350. That’s that. It’s easier for you, and less frustrating for the people you hire.
It’ll take you just a couple of minutes. Here’s how:
That easy. Start with Panther today.
Ever walked by one of those “Chinese-American-Thai” restaurants? Ever wondered how they could possibly make great food from three entirely different countries? Truth is, they can’t. Just like how most freelancing job boards aren’t great places to actually hire talent.
In the end, UpWork—and places like it—are good places to find talent. But Panther’s where you hire your team, if you want a seamless, compliant, low-friction experience in 150+ countries.
Source your talent anywhere, then hire and pay them through Panther. Start for $0.