What is a budget?

When you post a brief on Twine, you have the option of either making it a paid project, or a free project. For paid projects, you'll have to define a budget. On Twine, a 'budget' is the set amount you're going to pay the creative who does the work. It's not a range, but what the creatives who pitch in will expect to be paid for the project. When you set a budget, you're committed to paying the person that amount. This means you should think carefully before choosing your budget, so that you attract the right calibre of creatives to your project. In order to put a budget on a project, you'll need to connect your Paypal account to verify your payment method. 

If you change your mind about the budget you've set, it's possible to edit it as long as you've not already accepted someone. If you've accepted someone, that budget can no longer be edited and is fixed. 

The budget displayed on the public project brief will already take into account Twine's 20% commission, so don't be concerned if it's lower than what you originally set. 

This system is beneficial for both parties as you both enter into the work with a clear idea of what to expect. Plus, it's fairer for creatives as it gets rid of undercutting and makes it so it's not a 'race-to-the-bottom' system. 

You also have the option to receive offers, if you're unsure what your budget should be. Creatives will pitch in with different budgets. Review their pitches then select the one that works best for you.

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