Freelancer FAQs

No, PrepLink is a private platform which requires membership before viewing or engaging in any activity.

Anyone who wishes to become a freelancer on PrepLink must have at least three years of recent, relevant experience at a CPA firm and must be based in the U.S. All freelancers are subject to an approval process, which includes a review of their experience and past employment. A background check is optional, but strongly encouraged. Freelancers who undergo a background check will be ‘Verified’ members. Those who do not undergo a check will are shown as ‘Unverified’.

Please visit our Freelancer Requirements page for more information.

No, CPA licensure is not required, although please note that the majority of our current freelancers do have their CPA license.

Please visit our Freelancer Requirements page to decide if PrepLink is a good fit for you.

At time of launch, we will be in Early Adoption Stage, until we reach a certain number of members on the platform. During this time, membership is free for both firms and freelancers.

Currently, the only cost to a freelancer for using the platform is a 2.9% Stripe payment processing fee when a freelancer is paid by a firm for services rendered.

We will eventually begin offering subscription-based membership packages.

Jobs can support a fixed-fee contract price where the firm either sets a budget, or accepts flat quotes from freelancers, or an hourly engagement model, where a freelancer is paid by the hour at their hourly rate.

No, PrepLink does not guarantee jobs for any freelancer.

PrepLink is a software company, not a staffing agency. We provide the tools and environment that allow members to find one another, cultivate relationships, and collaborate with one another.

Firms will need to have the ability to bring on remote workers through hosted desktop or other remote solution so that they can give you access to their software on a job-job basis.

As with anything, good communication is key.

Any and all issues should be communicated as soon as possible with the person you’re working with, if it becomes evident that the scope of the project does not match the contract price that was initially presented, or unforeseen issues arise.

We’ve designed the workflow area to encourage collaborators to work out potential conflicts on their own as much as possible (though your feedback on how we can make that even better will be essential).

Nothing. But we ask that you let us know why it was easier to work outside the network so we can make PrepLink better.

Our goal is to offer the most value possible, and to become your go-to solution for expanding your network, building your remote workforce, and offering more services and greater value to your own clients.

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