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How It Works

Needed was created to help New Zealand businesses and entrepreneurs connect with the top local freelancers and agencies. Our aim is to facilitate a community where Kiwis can find precisely what it is they need.

If you are looking to hire talent for your company or to work on a one-off project, you have come to the right place. Needed has New Zealand’s best copywriters, project managers, designers, coders, customer support staff, and more. Whatever kind of work you need done, you’ll find it on Needed.

Start by setting up your Buyer profile. Signing up to Needed is free and easy. You can manually set up an account, or connect your profile through Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn. We welcome both individuals and businesses.

Find talent or let them find you

Browse services

If you need a particular task to be completed, say a blog post to be written, start by looking through the services section. Here you will find a range of different job types that our freelancers offer, including details like their service description, costs, delivery time frames, and credentials.  If you find a service that perfectly matches your requirements, you can hire straight away. Alternatively, reach out to the seller to discuss your specific needs.

Post a job

Upload a description of your project, and let the talent come to you. Simply tell us what it is you are looking for, including costs and time frames, and freelancers will respond with proposals for you to choose from.

Review candidates and hire the best

Our advanced filter system makes finding the best person for the job easy. Browse by keyword, specialisation, skills, location, hourly rates, and language. You can also review potential candidates by ratings and reviews left by their previous customers, and by samples of work uploaded to their profile. If you find someone you like, reach out for a chat, no strings attached.

Once you have found your perfect match, hiring them is simple. Either accept the proposal they have put forward, or purchase their predefined job offer. Costs and time frames can be adjusted to suit your requirements.

Get to work

Our secure platform is designed for ease of communication, including the uploading and sharing of digital files and assets. Use the Needed message system to share feedback and review work from the web or on the go from your mobile. Projects are only marked as complete once you give your freelancer or agency your final approval.

Pay securely

Our simplified payment system is completely secure and includes the Needed Payment Protection service, which means you only pay for the work you receive. As well, you can easily access your payment history and invoices online. Our service fee is only 15% and most payments are subject to a 3% processing fee.

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