Contract Work & Freelancing
The world of freelancing and contract work is fraught with issues. Both sides can be new to each other, skills untested and payment terms uncertain.
TradeSafe covers every facet of contract work from painting a house to installing an electric fence. Plumbers and Electricians barely survive end's meet because their clients fail to pay them on time, or do not pay them at all! We significantly reduce this risk!
Advertising, copywriting, website development also fall into this category. If the TradeSafe platform is used then the funds will only be released once the procuring parties are happy with the service that they receive. It's that easy.
TradeSafe has the perfect platform to make sure that you get what you were promised whether payment or service. We will store the details/briefs/contracts/specifications securely online for both parties to reference and, if necessary, for arbitration purposes if the deal goes sour. Other party can't do what was promised? There'll be no 50% deposit to fleece someone out of if one party cannot deliver. TradeSafe doesn't hold deposits. The money is in the middle until delivery takes place. There is also no need to pay deposits. Instead we suggest you set milestones. For example for large projects, at stage X the developer will be paid Y amount. This type of scenario can be set up as separate individual trades on TradeSafe, which makes for efficient cash flow planning.
Funds are also held in our audited Trust account ensuring that people who deliver get paid and those that are out to scam... don't!
Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO, is the skilled process of creating greater website visibility on an Internet search engine such as Google. The ranking of your website on an Internet search engine will be dependent on how well SEO techniques are applied.
SEO is a skill and SEO experts cost money. Both the Buyer, the person receiving the SEO services, and the Seller, the one providing the SEO services, are at risk of SEO scams.
Cyber crime is a national crisis costing the country a billion rand a year. The FBI in the United States listed South Africa as the sixth most active country where cyber crime took place. The article warns of the exponential increase of cybercrime and how no one can afford to drop their guard. It's a great example of where the TradeSafe escrow platform can protect your online presence. The benefit? With TradeSafe your security is assured.
The Wireless Application Service Providers' Association of South Africa (WASPA) has warned people trading in second-hand goods to be wary of a new scam where buyers send them fraudulent confirmations of bank deposits so that they can obtain the seller's goods for free.