Applying For a Gig - How it Works

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There’s 3 parts to applying for a gig on the free Gigable app. Here’s the parts and how each of them work. 

IMPORTANT

You must complete your profile to navigate the app and apply for gigs.

Navigating The App:

There are 3 tabs in the ‘Gigs’ section of the app:

1. Available

Here you can see the gigs available near you. As you scroll through the gigs you will see the type of work advertised, the business name, the time and date, the Gig number (ID #) and the status of the gig.

For further details on each gig, you can click on it and see additional information. Here you can see what the gig entails, requirements, location details, start time and finish and the rate of pay.

Each gig will have a status, either Open or Confirmed.

Open Gigs

These gigs are available to all freelancers and signify that the Business Owner has not yet chosen their preferred applicant.

Confirmed Gigs

These gigs mean another applicant has been confirmed to work the gig. However, you can still apply for the gig and put your name on the Waiting List in case of a cancellation

In order to find the most suitable gigs in your location we recommend using the Filter function at the top right of the screen. Here, you can filter your preferences when searching for a gig. You can filter by the starting date of the gig, the distance away from you and by the industry you are looking for.

My Gigs

This section allows you to see the gigs you have applied for and the status of each application. Here, you will see if the gig is still open or if it has been confirmed.

If you have been accepted for the gig you will see ‘Accepted’ in green writing. If someone else has been accepted you will see that you are on the Waiting List for this gig. This means you may be offered the gig at a later stage.

3. Payments

This section allows you to see the gigs you have completed and the payment status for each of your gigs.

Applying For Gigs

Once you feel you’re ready, you can hit the ‘Apply’ button. This sends a notification to the business owner and gives them access to your profile. They will assess your profile and see if you’re suitable for the job.

What happens when you are Accepted for a gig?​

 

When you’re accepted for a gig you’ll get a notification on the app. In the ‘My Gigs’ section you will see a green ‘Accepted’ message.

The gig will also show as ‘Confirmed’ on the app. Now it is up to you to turn up to the gig on time. If you have a question for the business owner, you can use the ‘Chat’ function at the bottom of the Gig page.

What happens when you complete a gig?

Once you complete a gig, ensure that you take note of the work you have completed. For example, if you’re delivering food, keep track of the number of deliveries completed.

After this, all you have to do is click the ‘Done’ button on the gig page and apply for payment. The status of the gig is now ‘Completed’.

How do I apply for payment?

 

Once you click on the ‘Done’ button the business owner will get a notification. It is now up to them to process payment.

Once they make payment they will update the app and the status of the gig will turn to ‘Paid’. Depending on your payment settings and the type of bank account you are using, payment times can vary.

Normal bank transfers can take up to 5 working days to process, while users on Revolut can receive instant payments*.

Now What?

Once you complete the gig, you will have an opportunity to rate the business owner. Be fair here, as they will also be rating you on your performance.

Waiting Lists – a great new feature from Gigable

This is one we’re really excited about!

Gigable “Waiting List” allows Freelancers to apply for a Gig, even when another applicant has been accepted.

Why does this matter? Sometimes a confirmed applicant cannot make it to his/her gig. They might have car trouble or become ill on the day of the gig. This allows other Freelancers to make themselves available in case there is a cancellation.

This means Freelancers have as much opportunity as possible to earn money, while businesses have peace of mind knowing that last minute cancellations can be rectified!

Now that you know the simple, straight forward process of taking gigs and earning extra money in your free time. Make sure to download the free Gigable app if you haven’t already. 

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