How much does Twine cost?
$139.99 per project
Monthly recurring fee for projects that you can cancel at any time.
Your dedicated Customer Success rep will assist with project scoping, brief creation and project management.
Our team will manually vet freelancers in line with your specific requirements, however niche they may be.
Need payment terms? We offer invoiced billing to help manage multiple suppliers. This includes VAT or local taxes.
$0.00 per month
Free to start and only pay a Twine service fee when you hire.
Free to post freelance projects.
No upfront cost, just post up your project requirements and vetted freelancers will contact you with their rates.
Service fee from 5%.
We have a sliding fee based on the lifetime payments to a freelancer on a project, so the more you hire, the less you pay.
Large projects & datasets
With a global community of half a million freelancers, Twine is experienced in delivering large projects with hundreds of freelancers. This includes specialised audio and video datasets for machine learning and AI research projects. Projects are fully custom, flexible, and managed by us, with each freelancer individually vetted to ensure quality for your project.
Frequently asked questions
How much will my project cost?
The cost of each project will vary depending on the type of freelancer you need, the experience level you require, and the project specification. Freelancers will pitch you quotes based on your project description.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept major credit and debit cards. Invoiced billing can be arranged on Twine Business or Enterprise accounts which can be paid by wire transfer, SEPA or Faster Payments (UK).
Can you hire a freelancer on a day rate or hourly rate?
Yes, you can hire a freelancer on hourly or day rates. State your preference within your project brief, and agree a rate with your chosen freelancer. Your freelancer can then bill you on Twine and attach a timesheet so you can see the hours they worked.
How quickly can I hire someone?
For popular projects like logos, simple graphic design and music production you can expect freelancers to pitch in within 24 hours. For higher demand roles, like developers or UX designers, it may take over 24 hours before freelancers start contacting you.
Urgent requirement? Message the Twine team for help.
What are the typical rates for freelancers?
Rates will vary depending on the experience level you need. This is not a definitive list but here are the ranges, from junior to expert, that you would expect for a day’s work (7-8 hours):
• Graphic designer: $150-750
• Web developer: $200-1000
• UX designer: $200-1000
• Videographer: $200-1000
• Animator: $150-1000
• Digital Marketer: $150-750
• Illustrator: $150-1000
• Copywriter: $150-750
• Music producer: $150-750
Read more about how much a freelancer costs here.
What is the Service fee?
To help Twine run smoothly and to cover the costs of the services we provide, such as 7 days a week customer support, we charge a service fee when a hire is confirmed.
The service fee is a sliding fee based on the lifetime payments to a freelancer on a project. The Service fee reduces the more payments you make to a freelancer:
• 20% on payments up to $1,000
• 10% on payments $1,000 to $10,000
• 5% on payments over $10,000
For large projects see our Twine Enterprise offering.
How does payment work?
To secure a freelancer for work, you'll be asked to make an initial upfront payment. Either pay the full value of the project quoted by the freelancer, or agree a milestone schedule and pay smaller amounts incrementally.
What if the project does not work out?
In the rare event a project doesn’t work out, we’ll refer to your agreed terms with the freelancer. If they’ve failed to deliver as promised, we’ll refund your upfront payment.
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