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Reedsy for Freelancers
FAQ and general information for freelancers on Reedsy.
Who can join Reedsy as a freelancer?
Reedsy is a curated marketplace of experienced freelancers; which means we only accept the best professionals in their field. This is why so many authors entrust Reedsy with their book. To join Reedsy and start working with new clients, you first need to create a profile. Once you’re done, we will review it and let you know when it gets activated on the Reedsy marketplace. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/8582e868-5611-4536-8897-51c0c51cc840/810deeb0-c2aa-49e4-b12d-e3a6ea
How do I create my Reedsy profile?
You want to join Reedsy as a freelancer? Great news! The first step is to create a profile showcasing your experience. In many ways, your profile is like a book cover or a portfolio: it’s your first interaction with potential clients and your opportunity to capture their attention. Profiles are also used by the Reedsy team to determine whether or not you will be selected to be part of our marketplace. As such, building a profile is a required first step before you can offer your services o
What happens after completing my Reedsy profile?
Here’s what you should expect now. Once you’ve taken your profile to the 100% mark, it’ll automatically be sent to our team for review. Our team receives hundreds of applications every week and only approves a handful of professionals. To give yourself the best chance, make sure you add as much information as possible, proofread your profile, and polish all the details 🤓 If you are selected to be part
My profile has been accepted. What now?
First off, welcome to Reedsy! 🎉 We’re super excited to have you on board. Do I need to do anything else? Nope! Now that your profile is available on the marketplace, you will start receiving requests from authors and be able to send back quotes for projects you’re interested in. A member of the Reedsy community team will schedule a welcome call to run through how things work and answer any questions you may have. Once I’m in, am I in forever? Yes, you pretty much have lifetime
How do I add books to my portfolio?
Looking to showcase your work? This is how you add your books to your profile 📚 The portfolio is the secret weapon for any freelancer — nothing proves your competence better than the actual work you’ve done! And we’ve made this very easy for you: all you need is the URL of the books’ pages on Amazon, Google Play, Apple Books, or Reedsy Discovery. Here’s how it works: Go to Apple Books, Amazon US, [Amazon UK](https://www.ama
How do I make my profile 100% complete?
You’ve completed all sections of your profile, but it still says it’s incomplete? Here’s how to fix this! 🔧 Fill in all sections Make sure you’re filled in every field in your profile, including: A profile picture — this should be a clear headshot (and don’t forget to smile!); A short description — which will be the first thing authors see before clicking to see your full profile; An overview — to introduce yourself, highlight your best experience, and explain your
How do I add an intro video to my profile?
You've added your work experience, you've uploaded your portfolio, and now you want to impress authors viewing your profile with a personal introduction. A great way to do that is to add an introduction video to your profile 🎬 Lights, camera, action! Before you press record, make sure you’ve prepared what you want to say. Here are some other things to note: Sit at arm's length and look into the camera; Try to keep the light in front of you, not behind; Start with your first name,
How do I optimize my profile? 🚀
Profile Pictures: pictures of people expressing joy get 20% more requests We recently analyzed our freelancers’ profile pictures and found a strong correlation between the emotion expressed in a profile picture and the number of projects professionals get. Our findings are pretty fascinating, although not all that surprising. See them for yourself: Freelancers who expresses joy or happiness in their profile picture receive on average 20% more requests than those who look displeased,
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Editors
Want to join Reedsy as an editor? Here are some inspirations for nailing your profile! Editing is the most popular service on Reedsy: there is a great variety of projects that need refining out there. It’s important to ensure you’re sending the right messages and getting the most relevant project briefs delivered to your requests inbox. Getting your Reedsy profile right is the most important part to ensuring that you’ll find your perfect clients. Below, we share three editor profiles that
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Designers
Want to join Reedsy as a book designer? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Being a designer on Reedsy gives you access to a fantastic range of book projects — whether you’re an illustrator, cover designer, or typesetter! To showcase your skills to those potential clients and make sure that projects requested are things you’re interested in, you’ll need to put together a great Reedsy profile. Here are three designers that got it just right. 1. [N
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Illustrators
Want to join Reedsy as an illustrator? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Being an illustrator on Reedsy means getting to numerous book projects brought to your inbox — no matter your genre of preference, we have a wide selection of clients for you! To showcase your skills and attract suitable clients, you’ll need to put together a great Reedsy profile. (Note: To sign up as an Illustrator, select the main “Design” service in your profile, then tick “I
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Marketers
Want to join Reedsy as a marketer? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. The Reedsy marketplace is home to the world’s best freelance publishing professionals — and marketers are no exception. Top marketers can find indie authors to create long-term partnerships with here, so how can you also find and foster such working relationships? With a spot-on profile, of course. Let’s take a look at three successful marketers who did it just right. 1. [Micha
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Translators
Want to join Reedsy as a translator? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Translators are highly skilled individuals that bring your book to a whole new audience. As a translator, it’s very important that you convey how you can adapt a book for an entirely different reader group. Next, we’d like to share a few profiles of translators who really nailed their profile. 1. Ingrid Y. Pinpoints her speciality !(http
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Ghostwriters
Want to join Reedsy as a ghostwriter? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Ghostwriters on Reedsy are a very special collection of writers. They come from all walks of life and bring a wide variety of talent and experience to the table. This is why as a ghostwriter, it’s especially important to use your Reedsy profile to convey your unique experiences and skills. Here we want to share the profiles of three ghostwriters who get it just right. 1. [Ja
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Website developers
Want to join Reedsy as a web designer? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. In today’s competitive book market, authors understand the importance of having a great website — they want one that helps them sell more books while simultaneously building their reputation as an author. Reedsy connects these authors with web developers like you, to help them turn their visions into reality. To help you create a client-attracting profile, we wanted to share the pr
How can I structure my fees?
The Reedsy system allows you to customize your payment schedule, depending on how you want to structure your payments. If you’d like to charge a flat fee for the project, just set the final pay date for the full amount while putting your quote together. Add an upfront payment by selecting the percentage you’d like to be paid upfront. Then if you need to split the payment up into installments, choose how many installments you’d like. The remaining amount to be paid will automatically be divided
What is Stripe and how do I set it up?
Reedsy uses Stripe for secure payment transactions. Stripe simplifies the payment process by automatically redistributing amounts to you and Reedsy. That is to say, you don’t have to withdraw funds deposited into your Stripe account — funds will automatically be moved into your bank account once payments clear. When your account is set up, there is no further interaction needed on your end. You will be paid on the dates set out in your payment schedule and will never have to chase clients for m
Where can I find invoices and tax receipts?
Everything you need to know about taxes and receipts. Payment receipts for your services can be found in the “Payment” section of each collaboration. You can update your billing address and tax (VAT) information in Account Settings. All receipts for our Reedsy service fee can be found on your [Finances](https://reedsy
Does Reedsy add VAT to collaborations?
How Reedsy handles VAT and what you should know as a freelancer. As a UK-registered company, Reedsy needs to account for VAT on service fees charged to UK freelancers. VAT change Only freelancers based in the UK need to take VAT into account. Freelancers can refer to HMRC’s guide about VAT if they have any questions about how to claim it back. Y
Can I create a profile for my company?
No. Reedsy only accepts profiles of individuals, in order to keep things more friendly and personal. You can, however, list yourself on behalf of your company, as long as you don’t mention your company name. This is to ensure that clients who find you through Reedsy collaborate with you on Reedsy. We also ask that you are the client’s only point of contact.
Know a professional who’d like to join Reedsy? Invite them and earn $100! 💰
Why not share the love by inviting them to join and earn both of you a $100 cash reward! Head to Invite a friend tab in your account, where you will find a special link you can share on social media. You can also invite friends by sending them a direct email through our system. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/ec5fb9501a877800/reedsy-referra