How it works | Employers

Freelance tasks

Post one-off task for our candidates, via desktop or on the Toptask app.

Post task


Receive applicants and then select the most suitable according to their pitch & profile.



Once finished, confirm the task completion to schedule your candidate for payment.



Register and create your employer profile. This only takes 1-2 minutes.

Create profile


Pay upfront to secure your booking and enable a chat feature with your candidate.



This is such a wonderful way to find intelligent people that can help with a myriad variety of tasks. I have now used three students and they have all been so helpful.

Toptask Employer

Things to remember.

■ Please write a detailed task description in order to increase your chances of receiving suitable applicants.

■ Review your applicants' profiles and select a student with enough time prior to the task start-time.

■ For security reasons, payment will be taken up-front once you have selected your student. 

■ If needed, you can change your student by reposting your task at no cost. This option will be available up to the task start-time.  

■ If the task is not carried out, you will be refunded(minus the £2.50 admin fee that covers external transaction costs). 

■ Press the 'Complete' button after the task has been carried out to ensure your student gets scheduled for payment. You shall receive reminders to complete the task from our team. Please note that not confirming the completion of a task delays payment to the student, therefore if we do not receive any response or further instructions from you after one week of the student completing the task, we shall release the funds to your student.

Frequently asked questions

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Read our full FAQs here.

How do I hire a candidate?

Once you have posted your task, candidates will apply using a short Cover Letter. After browsing your applicants' profiles and pitches, choose which candidate you wish to hire.

How much does it cost?

Price varies according to the skill required. Most freelance services start from £12.50/hr, with translation work starting from £17.50/hr.

How do I know the candidate is safe?

Each candidate is interviewed and verified by the Toptask team. In addition, each one has to provide a valid form of student identification to complete their verification process.

How do I pay the candidate?

Payments are processed by Braintree. The transaction will be taken from your account once you have accepted a candidate to hire and they get the money once the task is completed.