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.