How It Works (FAQ)

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1) Offer a job you can do
Make it something simple. Jobs that will take you 1 or 2 hours are the best.

2) Set your price
Again, simple jobs means the price shouldn’t be too high – the minimum is $10 or equivalent. The price has to be in USD.
Half of your price will go to you, the second half to the charity you chose. We keep only 5% of the prize (2.5% of each half) to cover money transfer costs and other expenses.

3) Pick a good cause
Your work can benefit any charitable cause in the world. You just need to provide us with its website URL and we’ll do the rest. Can’t think of any? Here’s a couple suggestions.

4) Wait for an order
Once someone orders your services, we’ll send you an email with all the info you’ll need to get in touch with them and deliver.



1) Find what you need done
Yes, it’s easy.

2Place your order
Click the Paypal ‘Buy Now’ button and complete the payment.
Should you not receive the service for any reason or be unhappy with it, we’ll refund your payment fully, don’t worry.

3) Brief the job provider
We’ll put you in touch with the service provider so you can add more information important for them to do a great job and receive the goods.

4) Receive the goods
It’s that simple, really.



FAQ (The Finer Points And What Ifs)

The buyer is not satisfied and requests a refund
If the buyer isn’t happy with the work’s quality we will refund the whole payment. Because it’s the right thing to do.
But because sometimes the dissatisfaction is more a result of misunderstanding than bad intentions or lack of skill and we want to make our job providers feel good too, we will send the respective charity 25% of the agreed price. Of our own money. Because it’s the right thing to do.

When and how do I pay?

You can pay immediately when you’re ordering (PayPal option) or you can pay after you receive the work you’re ordering (Cash at Delivery option).
Either way, you’re going to pay with your credit card or PayPal account – the difference is only when.

How long will be my job posted?

90 days. If nobody orders it, you can simply extend the posting if you’d like to. If someone buys it, your offer will be made in-active. So you don’t have to worry about being flooded with dozens of requests.

How many requests for a job will I get?
One. We will make your posting in-active after an order is placed because we don’t want to flood you with dozens of requests. Giving skill should stay easy for you.

What jobs can I offer?
Anything. Anything that is legal, actually.
It can be a simple thing like cleaning an apartment. Or a professional skill like designing a logo. Or anything else at all.

I can’t deliver on time
That can happen sometimes. If you can’t deliver on time or at all, please let us know via email. We will explain to the buyer what’s the situation and offer a solution to them.

Why should I join?

Because you want to use your skills to help a cause you care about, obviously.
But there are also professional reasons to offer your skills on GiveSkill. It can help you build up your portfolio.
Gain a type of professional experience you don’t get to do often and like to do.
Improve your website’s or LinkedIn profile’s SEO to be found by prospective clients and/or employers.
And your GiveSkill job can also lead to a longer cooperation with the buyer. One where you keep the fees, too.