This article will explain all you need to know about finding freelance projects and working with buyers through Twine.
Head to our project briefs page. Here you’ll find all the current freelance opportunities posted by our members. Because Twine is a community for all creatives, you’ll see projects looking for all kinds of skills. Use the filter menu on the left to search for projects that need your skills:
Project briefs are posted by Twine members (buyers) who want to hire creative talent. The buyer could be a client or a creative. You’ll see a mix of paid and free freelance projects. If a project has a green budget label on it, it’s paid. If not, it’s free. You can filter between them using the left-hand menu. It’s up to you whether you want to take on free projects. Our members say they’re a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and build your portfolio.
All the details for a project are set by the buyer. For more information on a project, send a message to the buyer:
When you find a project you like, send a pitch. Click the green ‘pitch’ button on any project brief and send a message explaining why you’d be the best person for the job. Some buyers opt to receive budget offers from creatives. This means you can set your price for the project when you pitch. The buyer will then decide who they want to work with. This article explains how to pitch on a project in more detail.
You can collaborate on projects with Twine members from all over the world, or use our location filter to work on projects that are near you*.
We get new project briefs every day so remember to check back. Or, look out for our weekly email notification with the best project briefs tailored to you. So that we can send the right projects to your inbox, set your featured roles on your portfolio page. That way we know what kind of projects you’re looking for. This article explains how to set your featured roles.
Did you know that creatives with a portfolio that displays their best work, bio, profile picture and cover image are much more likely to get hired on projects? It makes sense – our buyers want to see examples of your work before they decide to hire you. If your portfolio is empty or doesn’t describe who you are, how can they trust you with their work? Read up on our help section about how to maximise your portfolio’s potential.
Once you’ve pitched on a project, it’s down to the buyer to decide who they want to work with. Your pitch will either be accepted or declined, and you’ll receive an email notification to let you know. Alternatively, you can download our iOS app to make sure you never miss a pitch.
Don’t worry if you’re declined, ask the buyer for feedback so you can improve and secure work next time.
If you’re accepted, it’s time to start working! To make life simple, your project can be managed entirely through Twine, from communication, file sharing* right down to payment. Easily communicate with your buyer through Twine messages.
Remember to follow basic safety principles when working with buyers through Twine, such as never giving out your personal, like private email address, bank details, phone number or address. Twine messages keep you and your buyer safe without having to share personal information. For more information on staying safe on Twine whilst working with buyers, check out our help centre.
Once the project is ready, send a draft through Twine file transfer to your buyer for them to review. At Twine it’s our mission to make sure creatives stay safe and don’t get ripped off, so read our article on how to protect your creative work before you send it to your buyer.
Once they approve your work, your buyer will send payment to Twine. You’ll get an email notification to say there’s a payment waiting and it’s time to send the final project files. Send the final project files to your buyer, and we’ll automatically send payment through to you.
You can receive payments directly through Twine, safely and securely with PayPal. This article will explain a little more about how payments work on Twine. We’ll be introducing more payment methods soon.
The last step is for your buyer to leave a rating for you. You’ll get a rating out of 5 stars. Your rating is visible on your portfolio page, and will help other buyers when they’re choosing who to work with. It goes without saying that creatives with better ratings get more projects and better clients.
Need more help with Twine? There are loads more articles on the blog, and all of our features are explained in our help section. Also, feel free to get in touch with the Twine staff at any time – we’re a friendly bunch!
*Location filter coming soon.