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Alifery is an online marketplace that connects businesses with freelance experts. It’s been designed to give you the freedom, flexibility and control over your working day, while providing the opportunity for you to share your exceptional specialist knowledge with businesses.

You can find out more about how it works here.

Client registered on Alifery are ASX listed and privately held companies, private practice law firms, accounting firms, small to medium businesses and government departments.

It’s always your choice whether to accept a project and there’s no minimum amount of work you’re required to do to remain registered with Alifery.

A client could engage you for short or long-term activities such as:

Phone Consultations

Private conversations conducted over the phone to assist with decision making, or to fill in knowledge gaps.

Meetings

Private conversations conducted in person to provide insight relating to decision making or to fill in knowledge gaps.

Roundtables

Closed discussions between a select group of people who require your specialist insight.

Site Visits

A single visit, or series of site visits to review or provide specialist knowledge.

Strategic Projects

Short term or long term projects for an organisation to assist with increased workloads or operational gaps. Projects can vary from 1 day to 12 months.

Training and Professional Development

Conduct training and professional development workshops onsite or offsite, to bring teams up to speed.

Corporate Secretarial

Provide company secretarial services to ensure compliance with the Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules and other relevant legislation.

Board Placements

Provide organisations with operational and board roles at short notice.

Mentoring

Share your knowledge and expertise with others who need it.

You can create an account with Alifery here.

Please ensure you provide the requested documents so we can verify your professional claims, including where relevant practicing certificates, insurance policies and updated CV.

We’ll also require details for two referees who we’ll be contacting to confirm your education and experience.

To be considered as an Alifery freelance expert you must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience within your area of expertise. In addition, you must:

  • Be self employed and an incorporated entity
  • Have an ABN to work within Australia
  • If required be registered for GST
  • Hold the relevant certificates and insurances to work within your profession
  • Be up to date with any professional development requirements.

 

 

It’s free to sign up as a freelance expert on Alifery.

You must have the following insurances in place and if required by the client:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance

If you are a legal professional, in addition to the above you must participate in the Professional Standards Scheme (formerly the limitation of liability scheme) in the state you are currently practicing in.

All invoicing and payments are via Alifery (our payment gateway is with Payment Logic).

Before starting each assignment negotiate with your client your rate or fixed amount and also at what stage(s) you’ll invoice.

Alifery uses SSL technology to ensure all data is secure and private.

You’ll work onsite, or remotely, or a mix between the two depending on your agreement with your client. Although things may change during the life of the project, our recommendation is work location is a key term agreed on prior to project commencement.

The client my request a private phone discussion or skype call instead.

We encourage collaboration and expect in many instances clients will choose to receive ongoing insight from our freelance experts.

If this is the case, you must advise us. Of course, all additional work must be invoiced through the Alifery platform.

Yes, you do. As a freelance expert you’re an independent contractor of Alifery and you are not and shall not be deemed to be an employee or agent of Alifery or of any client.

Please see our terms for further information.

You are responsible for letting the client know of any conflicts of interest.

If for any reason you think that by taking on a project there’ll be a conflict of interest (or potential conflict of interest) you must let us, or client know immediately.

 

 

At the conclusion of each project the client will have the option to rate the freelance expert and leave comments based on the completed work. Alifery monitors all ratings and reviews to ensure any concerns are addressed directly with the freelance expert.

Yes. Clients are also rated. We also monitor reviews of clients and feedback provided by freelance experts because we value the skill and expertise of our freelance experts and want to ensure they’re accessing quality work and high calibre clients.

Your profile is visible to all registered clients, however, there’s an option for you to set your profile to ‘Private’. Your profile isn’t visible to other freelance experts.

Your profile is visible to all registered clients, however, there’s an option for you to set your profile to ‘Private’. Your profile isn’t visible to other freelance experts.

Yes, you can. We ask that you speak directly to the client outlining why you’re no longer available to work with them before closing it on Alifery.

Once you’ve closed the project on Alifery you won’t be able to raise any further invoices for that particular project. Please ensure all outstanding invoices are raised and sent to the client prior to closing the relevant project.

Lawyers must have the following insurances in place:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance (if required only by the client)

If you are a legal professional, in addition to the above you must participate in the Professional Standards Scheme (formerly the limitation of liability scheme) in the state you are currently practicing in.

You must also have a valid practising certificate, which you’re responsible for renewing each year (they’re valid from 1 July to 30 June each year).

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