Frequently Asked Questions

Covailnt is a web app for freelancers who need to work with people they trust. Users can see other’s skills and style at a glance, instantly know who’s booked up, and work with those who work the way they do.

How do you even pronounce ``Covailnt``?

Covailnt- /’kō’ vālənt/ – noun
Trusted freelancer connections for painless collaboration. Derived from co-available; to succeed/avail together, and rooted in relationship chemistry.

 

Covailnt is a social collaboration platform built for freelancers to find whoever they need, with the freedom to collaborate however they want.

So... do I use Covailnt to find or bid on freelance jobs?

While it is certainly possible to find work through Covailnt, this platform isn’t a job board or marketplace. The opportunities you’ll find will be with other freelancers in your network, on projects they’ve sourced themselves. Covailnt is a place to bring your overflow work, or pieces of work you simply need a specialized skill for.

Do you take a cut from each project?

Flat out: No.  Freelancers work hard to establish their rate by demonstrating their value. We won’t ever undercut that by tacking on some fee to each project. After a freelancer finds a collaborator, we get out of the way so that collaboration can happen however both parties want.
Regular Covailnt accounts will always be free, but some freelancers may choose to upgrade to a Premium or Verified account.

What is Premium Account Status?

Covailnt offers three Freelancer account types:
Basic (Free)
Basic Account status grants you access to all of Covailnt’s core features (personalized profile, collaboration metrics, chat, etc). However, you can only view the full profile of those directly in your network.
Premium (Paid $)
Your Premium Account status includes all the basic offerings, but network access is not limited. With a Premium Account status, you can view the full profile of any other freelancer with Premium Account status, even if you are not directly connected.
Verified (Paid $$)
Your top paid freelancer tier. Verified Accounts includes all of the Premium Account features, and these freelancers are individually reviewed and vetted. Verified Accounts get top placement in search results, and pack in a few yet-to-be-announced perks.
Inquire about Collective and Agency Accounts

When can I join the Beta?

Not quite yet… we’re hard at work building it. But you can join our directory, connect with other freelancers through our Slack group, and snag a Beta Invite right now. (Plus, right now Beta Invites lock in premium account status for life.)

Who can join the Directory & Slack Group?

Covailnt’s Beta, Directory, and Slack group are all open to any kind of freelancer, independent contractor, moonlighter, or contingent creative professional.