Toogit, which stands for Top Online Gurus for Instant Technology and Other Work (I can see why they use an acronym!) is an online freelance community platform.
The company is headquartered in India. Toogit helps connect freelancers with clients all over the globe and currently has more than 400,000 freelancers signed up for their platform ready to tackle any kind of project.
The company started operations in 2015 and was founded by Nishant Agarwal. Nishant started Toogit to help “with the intent of helping people find more success and satisfaction in their businesses or freelance careers.”
Toggit is an online platform where you can post a job and receive bids from freelancers that specialize in that specific area of work. There is some AI working in the background to try and match jobs with freelancers, and Toogit also offers 24/7 live support should you run into any problems.
If you have one-off tasks you regularly need to be completed, or even if you have a one-time job, you may find using Toggit easier than going through a virtual assistant company.
This is because you can set a price for your job, not buy a bundle of hours. Giving you more flexibility and control over exactly how much you’re paying for your tasks to be completed.
How Toogit Works
To get started as either a freelancer or a client, you need to sign up for a free account. As a client looking for a freelancer, you can then start posting projects. Or, if you’re a freelancer you can fill out your profile and start browsing jobs.
If we look at this from the client-side, there is a simple form to fill out asking for the information you’d expect to share when looking for a freelancer. Details like describing the job you want to be done, what your budget is, what category it comes under, and so on.
When posting a job you have the option to enable ‘Toogit Instant Connect’. This is essentially a way to boost the exposure of your job for an additional fee.
For this, you get a premium listing. Your job details are also instantly emailed to freelancers with the skills required to complete your job. If your job is urgent, this is the fastest way to reach all of the freelancers with the skill sets that match up with your requirements.
Toogit is a platform that helps connect freelancers with clients in need of certain skills and experience to complete jobs.
There is no real limit to the types of tasks you can request. As long as the work can be completed remotely, you can post a job and see what bids you receive.
To give you a general idea, Toogit lists the following as their ‘best freelance services’:
- Graphics and design
- Digital marketing
- Writing and translation
- Audio and video
- Customer service
- IT and programming
- Social media
- Finance and accounting
For me, one of the main benefits of using a platform like Toogit is knowing you have some payment protection.
This works for both the client and the freelancer. As a client, you’re required to put the funds for your job into an Escrow account. On successful completion of the work, the funds are then released to the freelancer.
This gives you peace of mind that you’re going to receive completed work before paying. While the freelancer also has the security of knowing the funds are there when they’ve completed the work.
Toogit Plans and Pricing
Toogit has a simple pricing structure; clients pay a flat 8% on each invoice to Toogit.
You get to set the budget for your projects, so you can calculate your fees beforehand and factor them into your jobs.
Toogit also has some add-on services. Using Toogit Connect costs around $5.20 per listing, and you can also pay around $8.60 to give your job posting featured status.
For alternatives to Toogit I recommend checking out Fiverr and FreeUp. Generally speaking, Fiverr is better for smaller or one-off jobs. While FreeUp is better for finding team members that you intend to work with on a more regular basis.
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