How do rates work on Blacksswan?


Blackswan clients are charged a composite rate for projects initiated on our platform. The composite rate is displayed on our platform at all times and is comprised of your rates plus the 15% Blacksswan management fee payable by the client for the use of our platform.

The formula is:

Composite Rate = Your Rates + 15% Blacksswan Management Fee

The same formula applies to flat, hourly, success, mixed-fee and other rates on our platform.


The composite rate is only charged if a client chooses to engage an associate on our platform. There is no cost associated with submitting an RFP, receiving a proposal or scheduling screening calls with suggested associate.


NB: For permanent hires, there is a one-time management fee.


What are the average rates?

We accommodate flat, hourly, success, mixed-fee or other rates on our platform. 

One of the advantages of the depth of our associate network is that it offers access to associate across a wide range of rate levels, so no matter your budget we can work to match you with the right associate for your requirements. 


Invoices for projects initiated on the Blacksswan platform will be sent to you by email or submitted via your preferred e-billing provider. The standard billing period is between the 1st and the 7th of each month for the preceding month’s work. 

Payment may be made by credit card or linked bank account from your Blacksswan account and our platform handles routing the funds to the associate. 

If your company requires alternative arrangements or payments to be made by wire/ACH payments, please email request the appropriate account information

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