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How to use Grafter to find and be paid for work

Everything you need to know about finding work with Grafter

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Written by Grafter Support
Updated over a week ago

Start by creating an account login with email and password so the system remembers you when you come back. Then there are then 5 simple steps for using Grafter to find work:

1. Set-up your profile

You will need to set-up a profile to promote yourself to potential employers. Make your profile look as good as you can to get the most offers of work. It takes about 2 minutes to register. Click here to get started:

To get the most job opportunities you should complete your profile to be as open as you can to options (travel distance, type of work etc). The more details you add the better your profile looks and the more work you get!

This will mean you get discovered by businesses more often - you can always decline the opportunity later if it is not right for you!

Note: For security, do not publish your email or phone number in your profile. Communications should be initiated using the chat facility, where you can decide if you would like to share contact details with someone. Any contact details will be removed from profiles.

2. Respond Available

When an employer posts a new job that matches your locations and other requirements, you will be sent an email notifying you of the opportunity.

The work will also appear in 'My Jobs', you can view the details and apply for it if you wish. Be quick or the job may get filled before you have responded!

You have two options:

  1. 'Apply' - to say you are available and interested in the job. But don't worry, you are not committed to the job at this stage but would like to be considered for the job

  2. 'Decline' the job - this job doesn't suit you. It will be deleted from 'My Jobs' and no further action is required

In order to respond available and be considered for work you will need to submit ID and tax documents on your 'My Account' page. This is required for money laundering and tax compliance reasons. More information about this can be found here

3. Chat to Clients

If a client is interested in hiring you for a job they will start a chat. You can discuss the job with the client to find out more.

You can only exchange contact details if the client pays Grafter a fee. If they do you can continue to discuss and arrange the job with them directly.

After the client has paid, you can agree with them to use Grafter to help manage the job and get paid securely if you wish. This doesn't cost you or the client any more.

We recommend you do use the service to manage the job then you will get the work and review added to your profile. You also get the contribution towards the benefits packages.

The rest of this article describes the process if you decide to use Grafter to manage and pay for the job.....

4. Agree Work Offer

The client can make a formal Work Offer based on the details you have already seen.

You then accept the Work Offer in your dashboard to be booked for the job. This which then creates a contractual agreement between you and the employer for the job. This gives you the assurance that the employer is legally committing to pay for the work.

If you have not already done so, you will need to add your bank account details to the system so you can get paid. Your bank details are stored by our specialist payment partner so you can be assured they are protected by their secure payment system.

At this point, the Grafter service sends you another email with all the job details and what was agreed, so you will have them to hand when starting the job.

Next, you should then turn up on time and complete the work to a high standard so you get a good star rating. This will help you find more work in the future. If you don't show up or perform badly you may be removed from Grafter.

5. Get Paid

From the 1st October 2022 we changed the payments to be more like a normal invoicing process. This should make it much clearer for you and the client how and when payments will be made.

  • Clients now set the payment frequency and terms in the job details

  • The client will not automatically make payment as they used to before.

  • Now, to get paid, you have to Request Payment as defined by the job payment details

  • This will raise an invoice which will be sent to the client automatically.

  • The client will pay your invoice and mark the invoice ‘Paid’.

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