OUR MISSION AND YOU
Our mission is simple. We want to provide the best possible experience and environment for independent software developers. Becoming an independent developer has many perks like working when you want, where you want and how you want, but there are drawbacks. Dealing with the business side can be cumbersome. Generating business, chasing clients and difficulty planning ahead are some of the sterotypical downsides to working as an independent developer. We take care of all the business stuff so you can focus on what you do best.
If what we're about interests you, check out the benefits of joining DeveloperFair below and apply to join now. If you have any questions or just want an informal chat, feel free to shoot us an email or book an obligation free call slot. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
WHY JOIN DEVELOPERFAIR?
Fair rates and no fees
We guarantee your rate, which means you get paid fairly without any undercutting or bidding. We also cover the bank transfer fee (once per month) and use leading peer to peer currency conversion services so you always get the best exchange rate on transfers.
Never worry about chasing a payment again. We guarantee payment for work completed and will not start a project with a client until funds have been secured.
Pick up extra work as a Resource Engineer. You work with a client at the very beginning to build a project specification with them.
Dedicated relationship manager
You are paired with a dedicated relationship manager who you can contact at any time for any queries, questions or problems.
DeveloperDays give you the flexibility to take paid time off for conferences, vacation or whatever you want. Simply decide how many DeveloperDays you would like and we'll make it happen. (planned feature)
Meet new peers
We want to create the greatest community of software developers in the world. A place where developers can form meanginful connections with their peers, spend their time working on what they love while developing themselves personally and professionally.
We help take care of the legal agreements, meaning no nasty suprises or clients taking advantage. Our terms and conditions are designed to protect you and the client and are a compulsory part of all agreements.
DeveloperFair clients are based all over the world, meaning you get to work on varied and interesting projects (that you choose to accept or pass on).
Enjoy all the perks associated with being an independent developer. Work how you want, when you want from wherever you want as long as there's a good internet connection ;-)
How it works for you
1. LET'S CHAT
2. SHORT CODING TEST
3. INITIAL REVIEW
4. MINI PROJECT
5. DEVELOPER PEER REVIEW
6. FINAL REVIEW & 7. INTERVIEW
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How does DeveloperFair work?
DeveloperFair pairs quality, independent software developers (you) with entrepreneurs and businesses. We work in the background throughout the whole process, from idea (project specification) through to development, support and maintenance, making sure everything runs smoothly.
- How do you make money?
We charge a fixed service fee to the client on top of your guaranteed rate.
- How am I protected?
Our mission at DeveloperFair is to provide the best possible experience for both businesses and developers alike. We believe that prevention is better than cure. We take every step to ensure you end up working with a professional, reliable client.
Work on a project does not begin until funds are secured and we guarantee payment for work completed.
In the unlikely event something goes wrong we have measures in place to protect both parties. You can read more about these protections here.
- How do payments work?
Payments are processed on a two week rolling retrospective basis. For example work completed in week 1 and 2 will be approved and ready for withdrawal in week 4.
Payments to developers in SEPA are made in Euro and transferred by bank transfer.
Payments to developers in non-Euro currencies outside SEPA are made using a peer to peer currency conversion service. This ensures the best possible rate for conversion of Euro into your currency. Payments are received by bank transfer.
We will cover associated bank transfer and currency conversion fees once per month. If you wish to withdraw more than once per month you are liable for the associated fees.
- What about tax?
You are responsible for your own tax affairs. You are not an employee of DeveloperFair and as such we will not be withholding tax or managing your tax affairs in any way.
- What is a Resource Engineer?
Resource Engineers are developers who work with clients at the very beginning to build a project specification with them. Project specifications outline technical and resource requirements, give an approximate timeline and suggested goals and objectives.
Working as a Resource Engineer is a good way to supplement your work without commiting to full projects.
- How does peer review work?
For every 10 hours of work you log with DeveloperFair another developer will perform 1 hour of peer review. This involves checking over your code, helping identify bugs (Linus' law) and providing general feedback and support.