As a Creator, once you’ve published your portfolio you may well find yourself being invited to work on a project for an Explorer. But don’t worry if not, you’re welcome to search through projects that have been posted and offer your help directly to Explorers.
Either way, here are some tips on finding the right project for you.
Search by skill
When you’re looking for a project, start by filtering on your skill. That’s the first step in narrowing down our list of projects.
Decide if location is important to you
You can filter the list of projects by whether or not the project requires you to travel to a specific location (projects that require travel will show their distance from you in the search results). If you want to stay local then you can filter out the projects that need you to travel, which is a great way of checking what’s available for your skill that you can work on remotely.
Decide if the type of Explorer is important to you
You can filter the list of projects by the type of Explorer. So if you really want to work with a charity, or help a small business or private individual, then you can filter the projects to only show their projects.
Filter by date
You can also filter the list of projects by the date the Explorer has asked for the project to be completed by (or the date it must be completed on, for example if it’s linked to a one-off event on a specific date). That way you can think about the time you have available to work on the project and concentrate on those that give you enough time to complete them.
Read the project description
That’s the best way of checking whether the project sounds like something you can help with and would be interested in doing.
Be honest about your capability
There’s nothing wrong with taking on a challenge, but we’d recommend you don’t over stretch yourself. For example, if the project relates to a one off event and you’re not 100% sure you can meet the Explorer’s expectations then maybe get in touch with the Explorer and share what you’re worried about.
Check the Explorer ratings
An Explorer’s ratings will tell you how other Creators have found working with them. Of course when we launch none of our Explorers will have Createxplore ratings, and many Explorers many only post a small number of projects, but it’s worth a look.
Get in touch with the Explorer
If you’re interested in a particular project but have some questions then you can message the Explorer through Createxplore. That avoids you having to share any personal contact details until you’re ready to work together.
On the project search page you can add a project to (or remove it from) your favourites. That gives you a really quick way to show your shortlist of projects any time you want to.