Golio connects creative leaders with collaborators
then tracks commitments to ensure projects succeed
Completing projects builds an artist's action-folio: hours, revenue and feedback. Great collaborators put in hours and pull their weight.
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Golio is built around Projects:
A project is an umbrella plan that is made up of one or many tasks. Any user can create a project.
The person who creates the project becomes the 'Producer'. This could be the drummer who books the band practice, the director of a film, etc.
A task could be any role on a project not completed by the Producer. The Producer posts a task and the Golio community volunteers to help complete the task. A well defined task is 'done' at some point (i.e. produce a poster for the upcoming gig.)
"Contributor" is our general term for someone who volunteered or applied to complete a task. Volunteering/applying is a simple matter of clicking a button. If the Producer likes the volunteer's Golio profile and wants to work with them they will accept the offer. Now they are linked together over the task and project as a Producer and Contributor.
Once the task is flagged as completed the system automatically asks the Producer and Contributor to rate each other. Feedback is only between these two people e.g. a director vouches for a cinematographer. Feedback is focused on timeliness, attitude, and skills vs. ask.
Your Golio profile:
Your Golio profile holds a summary of all the work you complete as a Producer or Contributor. This includes details on: feedback, hours spent, project work and revenue. It also provides space to talk about your education, goals, weblinks to projects, etc.
Project Funding (Kudos, Pay-per-Task, Entrepreneurial):
When a Producer creates a project they declare how the Collaborators will be paid.
- Kudos projects have no funding, the team just exchanges Kudos. Kudos helps people keep projects on track and build track-records.
- Pay-per-Task projects are funded by the Producer. Each task is assigned a fixed dollar compensation. Contributors can charge tax depending on their business status
- Entrepreneurial projects are shared-risk/shared-reward. The leader assigns % shares to tasks. Leaders need to spell out their plan to fund the project, this could be grant money, t-shirt sales, defense contracts, anything. Targets are just that, a target.
Cost to use Golio:
Producers submit payments through Paypal and Golio out to the contributors. This is how Golio is able to confirm that a Producer distributed funds to their collaborators. Paying through Golio helps you build a reputation for paying your Contributors.
The cost to pay through Golio is 2%. When a Producer creates a Pay-per-task project they declare if they will cover the Golio cost or if they will push this down on their Freelancers.