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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 the reason why so many authors trust Reedsy to deliver great work. To join Reedsy and start working with new clients, you first need to create a profile. Once you’re done, we will review it before it can be activated on the Reedsy marketplace. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/8582e868-5611-4536-8897-51c0c51cc840/810deeb0-c2aa-49e4-b12d-e3a6
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 shine. Profiles are also used by the Reedsy team to determine whether or not you will be selected to be part of the Reedsy marketplace. In fact, building a profile is a required first step before you can offer your services on Reedsy.
What happens after completing my Reedsy profile?
Here’s what you should expect now. Once you’ve taken your profile to 100%, it’ll automatically get sent to our team for review. Our team receives hundreds of applications every week and only approves a handful of professionals. So make sure you add as much information as possible, proofread your profile and polish all the details 🤓 If you are selected to be part of our community, you’ll receive an ema
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’ll start receiving requests from clients and will be able to send them quotes for work. 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? There are very few cases in which we might decide to deac
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 of any freelancer hoping to impress authors. To display your work easily, you can add books to your portfolio that are available on Apple Books, Amazon and Google Play by simply copy/pasting the URL. This is how it works: Go to Apple Books, Amazon US, Amazon UK or [Google Play](https
How do I make my profile 100% complete?
You’ve completed all sections of your profile, but it still says it’s incomplete? Read on to fix this! 🔧 Fill in all sections To complete your profile, you need to fill in all the required sections by doing the following: Upload a profile picture — this should be a clear headshot (and don’t forget to smile!) Add a short description — this will be the first thing authors see before clicking on your full profile so make it eye-catching Add an overview — we suggest ha
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're prepared and note the following: Sit at arm's length and look into the camera; Try to keep the light in front of you, not behind; Start with your name, services you offer, and your work experi
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 what emotion they express in their pictures and how many projects they get. Our findings are pretty fascinating, although not all that surprising. See them for yourself: Freelancers whose faces express joy or happiness in the profile pictures receive on average 20% more requests than those who look displeased, ambival
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Editors
Want to join Reedsy as an editor? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Editing is the most popular service on Reedsy and with such a great variety of projects, it’s important to ensure you’re attracting the most relevant ones. Getting it right with your Reedsy profile will help you to stand out and find your perfect clients. Below, we share three editor profiles that achieve this beautifully. 1. Sophie Elletson
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, we'll have a wide selection of clients for you! To showcase your work and skills to those potential clients, you’ll need to put together a great Reedsy profile. Here are three designers that got it just right. 1. [Natasha MacKenzi
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 gives you access to numerous book projects — no matter your genre of preference, we have a wide selection of clients for you! To showcase your work and skills to those potential 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 “Illustration”
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. Talented freelancers are flocking to Reedsy every day to find high-quality projects. When you’re surrounded by the best in their field, how do you create a profile that stands out that is able to attract great projects and long-term clients? Let’s take a look at three
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 wanted to share the profiles of three ghostwriters who get it just right. 1. [
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 — 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 profiles from th
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 a date and the full amount as you’re putting together your quote. 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, just select how many you would like. This will break down the remaining amount into equal parts and stagger th
What is Stripe and how do I set it up?
Reedsy uses Stripe for secure payment transactions. Stripe works like an escrow system and 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 has been 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
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, as it’s not charged if you are based elsewhere. Freelancers can refer to HMRC’s guide about VAT if they
Can I create a profile for my company?
No. Reedsy only accepts profiles of individuals, in order to keep things more personal. You can, however, list yourself on behalf of your company — but make sure that 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 you both will get 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. Once their Re