re: The Toptal hiring process for freelancers VIEW POST


Thank you for sharing these insights.
I have few questions:
How long does each round take to complete?
How much time do you have to complete the test project?
Do you have a set of projects to chose from for the test project?


Except for the last round, all rounds are small (as you can already guess from reading about them) and take around 1hr. For the test project, you have a few days. I can't give the details as it is under NDA. Also, I can't answer the last question.


Can you tell a little more about setting your rates and getting paid?
I am also interested to know the following:

  1. Do you set you hourly, weekly and monthly rates or does TopTal sets this?
  2. How often are you getting paid?
  3. Do they ensure that you have enough work every month?
  4. What happens when at some point in time you are not available to work on a real project for a TopTal's client?
  5. How do you find a client after passing the interview at TopTal?
  6. Do they have a rating systems for clients and freelancers to rate each other?

I understand that you might not be able to answer all of these questions and will appreciate any information that you can share violating NDA.

  1. Hourly rate, I set it
  2. More frequent than once in a month
  3. It depends on you and your rates.
  4. They are very generous with breaks and vacations.
  5. There is a job board where you can apply. Clients can directly hire you from the website as well I think.
  6. I think they have. I don't know.
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