FS Honor System
What's the FS Honor System?
Freelance-Seattle.net is paid for by its freelance members. Payment
is voluntary -- each member decides how much to pay, and when. It's
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The suggested payment amount is about $18 a year. The actual amount
is up to you. You can pay as little as $5, or as much as you wish, as
often as you like.
Do I pay when I join?
As the name "Honor System" suggests, you can subscribe to
an FS list and decide later whether it has value for you. When you decide,
use any "Donate" button to make an appropriate payment.
Are there any other fees or costs involved?
No. Freelance-Seattle does not act as middleman or take a cut of anyone's
paycheck. Your Honor System payment is your only cost for participating
in the Northwest's largest network of independent professionals. Clients
don't pay any fees at all.
Really? How do you do that?
Freelance-Seattle.net is a volunteer organization created and operated
by freelancers. This is one thing that sets us apart from freelancer
agencies and job boards. Your Honor System payment covers our overhead
and gives us some funds with which to enhance the services we offer.
How often do I renew?
The suggested payment is an annual amount. There's no billing process
in the Honor System. It's up to you to keep current. You can pay a little
bit every month or quarter, if you wish. When you get some good advice,
or find a project, you're welcome to chip
in a little more through the Honor System, any time you feel you've
gotten some extra value from your FS membership.
What are the proceeds used for?
Freelance-Seattle.net is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers.
Our revenues first cover the overhead costs, like hosting the web site,
paying annual fees for our domain names, monthly ListServ costs, and
so on. What's left over goes toward the cost of enhancing the services
offered to our freelance members. As a member, you'll have plenty of
input into the enhancements we make. More importantly, member payments
make FS a self-sustaining entity, not reliant on charity for its future.
That's good for all of us.
What does Paypal.com have to do with it?
Paypal.com acts as an online financial service provider, operating the
Honor System for us. You do not have to buy anything. They process our
members' Honor System payments, securely and anonymously. We selected
Paypal because of the security and privacy they provide. And, because
so many people are already registered there, it's a quick process to
an Honor System payment.
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