1. Be Respectful
Being respectful of contest holders, other designers, and the HiretheWorld team is the most important guideline to follow. Each and every person here is a valued member of the community and should be treated with the same respect you'd give to your friends and colleagues.
This is a good rule of thumb as suggested by one of our users:
"You should treat clients like they are your own clients sitting across from you. The client is not always sure of what they want, and they probably don't know as much about [your field] as you do, but the client is always the client."
As a large community, we understand that sometimes disagreements may occur. However, please avoid banter and arguments with others. Instead, if you have any concerns or wish to report any inappropriate behaviour, contact us.
Finally, please be respectful of the HiretheWorld service. Please do not attempt to convince contest holders to pay you offsite. This includes posting your contact information (email, phone, skype etc.) in private or public comments.
The revenue generated by our service fees are necessary to maintain the site, keep the community strong and to find more employers for you. Any cases of suspected offsite work in any of our platforms will be investigated.
2. Be Fair
Submit only original work. Do not copy work on the internet, especially that of other designers. If using stock images or fonts, you must have the rights to use those materials, and you must include all the required information about how to gain access to the materials at time of submission. Logo contests are not allowed to have stock images, even if they are sourced. We take copyright instances very seriously and violating copyright policies will result in immediate ramifications.
Making multiple accounts is also a no-no. Both accounts will be considered fraudulent and shut down if recognized.
When bidding for a job, do not submit your work before being hired. Read and understand what is required of the job, but do not provide the work before you are hired. Instead, show the employer what you are capable of doing by keeping your profile and portfolio updated.
Set a fair price for yourself in freelance projects. Nobody can force you to work a price you deem unworthy. At the same time, understand that nobody is forced to hire you for your asking price as well. Be knowledgable in your marketplace, set fair wages that reflect your talents and you'll succeed, 98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed!
3. Have Fun and Stay Professional
We believe that working at HiretheWorld is a great alternative to working at a traditional job. We have definitely focused on creating a community where members can be themselves and have a lot of fun while doing what they love. At the same time, remember to bring your professionalism to the site as well. By being courteous and professional, you're bound to make it big in the World!
Members who violate these guidelines may find their membership revoked or suspended.