For Freelancers

What can I use Contra for?

Contra is your all-in-one platform for independent work. With Contra, you can show off your work with your profile, build a professional portfolio in minutes, find clients, grow your freelance business, manage projects, and get paid commission-free—all in one place. Learn more about Contra here.

Can I use Contra if I'm just starting my freelance career?

Absolutely! We give you all of the tools to give you a head start on your freelance journey. 

Learn more about starting your freelance career here.

How can I get discovered on Contra?

Top-rated profiles will be featured on our Discover page. Yoou can also be discovered on Contra by sharing your profile link with your network. Learn how to build a stand-out profile here.

What is the Contra Job Network?

The Contra Job Network links our community to Contra's best freelance, remote, and part-time opportunities. Currently, this feature is invite-only. You can apply to join by submitting your profile with a video or loom here; we accept new members weekly.

How can I gain access to the Contra Job Network?

You can apply for access to the Contra Job Network by submitting your profile along with a video or loom here. In your video, showcase your portfolio to give us a better understanding of your expertise and unique skills.

Is there any cost associated with joining the Contra Job Network?

No, it’s free to join the Contra Job Network.

Do I need to subscribe to Contra Pro to get access to the Contra Job Network?

No, a Contra Pro subscription is not required. However, Contra Pro subscribers will be prioritized for review and have a higher chance of getting access to the Contra Job Network.

Where can I find the application to apply for the Contra Job Network?

You can apply within the Jobs tab here.

When will new members be admitted to the Contra Job Network?

We accept new members every week!

Are there specific criteria for being selected to join the Contra Job Network?

While there's no fixed set of criteria, you can improve your chances of selection by doing the following. We accept the best Independents in our community:

  1. Share your portfolio: Display your best work to highlight your skills, creativity, and capabilities. Your portfolio should reflect your experience, as demonstrated by the high-quality projects and services you've shared on Contra.

  2. Invite your existing clients to Contra: Grow your network by inviting your current clients to join Contra. Remember to ask for a recommendation if your projects are successful!

  3. Keep your work preferences updated: Make sure your work preferences accurately represent your availability and the types of projects you're looking for.

How will I be notified if I am selected to join the Contra Job Network?

If you're selected to join the network, you'll receive a notification via the email associated with your Contra account. Stay tuned to your inbox for updates on your application status.

How can I get a job on Contra?

Search or browse our job feed for opportunities from vetted companies and individuals looking to hire. Each job goes through a rigorous vetting process to ensure that it’s high quality!

How do I get a Top Independent badge?

Top Independents is an invite-only network of our most active and highly recommended freelancers.

You can apply for the Top Independent badge here.

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