HIRELING - FREELANCING PLATFORM

Freelancing app based on Ethereum blockchain
Role: Concept, UX, UI, Prototyping, Systems design, Visual design

CURRENT LANDSCAPE

Freelancing opportunities often cause plenty of anxiety. Will the client accept my rate? Will I get paid promptly? Will I have to hunt them down? The deliverable list just tripled from what it was supposed to be!

While freelance projects are a flexible way to earn income based on time, workload and skillset, there’s no secure method to ensure payment after sending your work off to the client. Enter Ethereum blockchain because it's a secure peer-to-peer methodology for exacting payments and assets.

Many fears and inefficiencies come with being a freelancer.

CHALLENGE

Reduce anxieties within the freelancing process for both the creator and the client.

SOLUTION

Create a servicing app for freelancers based in the Ethereum blockchain called Hireling. This app reduces stressors that freelancing brings, for both the freelancer and the client. Features include:

  • Posted job listings
  • Built-in chat platform
  • Third-party file integrations
Once project conditions are met, both assets and money are automatically exchanged thanks to Smart Contracts.

DEFINING A DIRECTION

NEEDS OF CLIENT

  • Upfront project fees
  • Clear due date
  • Single, central communication platform

NEEDS OF FREELANCER

  • Secure and reliable reception of payments from clients
  • Fewer emails
  • Safe method of sending "in-progress" work

SETTING + GOALS

  • Compile work opportunities
  • Ensure freelancers are receiving proper and timely payment for their efforts

A no-hassle freelancing app based on Smart Contracts.

FINALIZED CONCEPT SCREENS

BREAKDOWN OF PROJECT SCREEN

WHY BLOCKCHAIN?

Blockchain is a digital ledger where information is stored chronological and publicly.

Information is immutable. This means it's pretty darn difficult to hack and falsely represent information due to its decentralization. Servers around the world are constantly validating the ledger to ensure the information is accurate with each other.

With blockchain at its foundation, Hireling ensures freelancers always have ownership over their work. It's written in this magical record-keeper humans can't change.

DASHBOARD > JOB BOARD
> FILTER

CHAT > ATTACH A FILE

ETHEREUM SMART CONTRACTS?

Smart Contracts are applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third-party interference.

Your documents are encrypted on a ledger meaning no one can say they "lost" it. They're also backed up many times over.

The system works on the If-Then premise and is witnessed by hundreds of people, so you can expect a faultless delivery.

Ethereum is the most advanced code for processing smart contracts.

HOW HIRELING WORKS

Smart Contracts ensure payment by holding the project cost in escrow while the freelancer completes the project deliverables.

If freelancer doesn't finish project by due date and approve release of assets to client, a refund is automatically given back to the client.

Both the freelancer and client can approve or deny the work. Once both sides approve, the payment held in escrow will automatically be funded to the freelancer.

No more worries on getting paid for your work or making sure you get your assets. This can only be done through the use of blockchain technology.

JOB BOARD > REQUEST NEW PROJECT

PROCESS

Additional documentation for the Hireling freelancing app.

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