Juggling dozens of different clients and projects at any one time can get tiring for freelancers, and it inevitably leads to balls getting dropped. YunoJuno is a web-based application that serves as a central hub for independent professionals. The platform enables these workers to manage multiple clients, briefs, and conversations without breaking a sweat.
YunoJuno is a members-only network for freelancers, which means not everyone can get in. Use LinkedIn to sign up. Once you’ve been accepted as a member, you’ll be able to build your profile and select when you’re available for work. Potential clients can reach out to you directly through YunoJuno, and you can respond to actual project briefs from inside the platform. You can also reply to clients directly for more information before deciding whether to take on a job. Keeping your communication inside YunoJuno makes it transparent, particularly when it comes to discussing issues like pricing. YunoJuno encourages you to negotiate your own rates and manage your time using in-app time sheets. Within 14 days of your job being complete, you can get paid without any hassle at all.
Companies that frequently employ freelancers will find that YunoJuno’s platform makes their lives easier, as well. YunoJuno allows employers to search for freelancers based on skills and price, and to refine those searches based on which freelancers have immediate availability. YunoJuno even offers collaboration tools that managers can use to share freelancer profiles with other colleagues before deciding which person to hire.
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I work for most major advertising agencies in london and recently was asked to do some freelance work for one of them and they suggested to do their booking / payment / billing through YJ.
It has been nothing but a pain.
The latest episode is a discrepancy between my invoice and the hours submitted by my client.
While doing a pitch through the night, the hours got messed up as the YJ online system doesn’t allow for any unforeseen. My client approved my invoice to YJ but because the PO had been submitted wrongly YJ had no possibility within their system to amend the PO.
This has been going on for weeks with no resolve, just some unhelpful staff who hide behind
‘ computer says no’. The app doesn’t work all the time, the conversation language is kinda ‘matey’ like we are having such a good time but its like being back at primary school. That might be exciting for a bunch of accountants and programmers but unfortunately I don’t have time for this stuff.
I need to focus on my job, get a PO from the head of production, submit my invoice and go to bed.
Instead I need to approve a contract, fill in a time-sheet (with only half or full day rates) wait for approval, wait for a PO, amend my invoice and submit and then get told ‘we have done it wrong and if it was done right in the first place’…wow
From now on I will ask my client to just pay me via their suppliers-payment. I rather wait 30+ days for my money then wasting another minute
I am working as a freelancer for few years. I have been active at fiverr, trulancer, freelancer etc. May be i will give a try to it.