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.

Cloud tool for organizing creative resources

Invoices organized and in one spot

Better production management by using better tools

The power of public recognition

Introduction for freelancers

Booking talent

Setting up a profile

Use your invoices to build a gig folio

War story: using recognition to improve projects


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.

Producers:

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.

Tasks:

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.)

Contributors:

"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.

Feedback:

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 1.5%.  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.


Where we started

Producer looking for artists

Artists looking for work