A simple five-stage process for finding, hiring and paying people for short-term work.


We have designed Grafter to simplify the process of finding, hiring and paying people for short term jobs.

Grafter helps with the legal and financial aspects of hiring and paying people to helps you to remain secure and compliant.

There are five easy stages to the process (desktop version shown)…

Step one – set-up a job

Follow the four quick steps to set-up a job. When complete, the job details will be sent to suitable people in our database of over 30,000 registered grafters.

While we usually have people immediately available, the longer you allow before the start date the better your choice will be, as more people will reply.

You can hire multiple people under each job and also pay each person for multiple phases of work.

Step two – view available grafters

Available grafters will show in your dashboard as they respond to your job. Normally you will get a response within the hour.

You can review the grafter’s profiles, previous reviews and ‘chat’ to them to pick the best grafter for your job.

You can set-up a call discuss the details of the work and their experience, but make sure you still book online to benefit from the support Grafter provides.

Step three – hire the best person

Click ‘Offer’ to offer the work to the best person. You will have the opportunity to adjust any job details such as timings at this point. The grafter ‘Accepts’ the offer and everything is booked.

If not already in place, client and grafter set-up payment details. This shows the client is ready to pay and ID checks the grafter. No money is taken until after the work is complete.

You are now ready to start the work as detailed in the agreement.

Step four – enter time to pay

The client pays the grafter by submitting the time they have worked. This is done either at the end of the job (for shorter jobs) or, for longer jobs, at regular intervals as defined in the work agreement.

Once a payment is authorised, this triggers a ‘Faster Payment’ which, subject to security checks, will be with the grafter within a couple of hours.

Step five – rate and review

After the job is complete, the client can review the worker, providing a star rating and written review. This is an important step as it provides an incentive for people do a good job.

Reward a hard worker and successfully completed job with a good review. This will improve their profile to help them find work with other clients.

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