How does it work?
Specify what you need
Receive and review proposals
Receive your solution
What happened to Apify Freelancers (previously Apify Marketplace)?
Apify Freelancers (also known as Apify Marketplace) was a moderated marketplace where we connected customers with a pool of Apify-vetted developers and managed the whole project lifecycle as well as deposits. As of Thursday, September 29, 2022, we are gradually discontinuing this service and replacing it with an unmoderated Discord channel. If your request was submitted before Thursday, September 29, 2022, it will be processed in a standard manner.
Moving forward, you can submit your projects on the new Disord channel we have created to help facilitate the negotiations with freelancers. You can also directly liaise with the Apify freelancer who has developed your solution in the past.
Who are Apify freelancers?
Apify freelancers are external developers who can deliver smaller web scraping and web automation projects on the Apify platform.
Is this a safe way to get my project done?
To help you identify experienced developers, look out for a “Freelancer” tag on Discord. Ask developers to share their Apify profile with you where you can check their experience, the tools they have developed on the Apify platform, and their previous projects.
Can you recommend any Apify freelancers?
What should I write in the project specification?
The best way is to explain the task to be automated as if you were explaining it to someone who would perform it manually. The better the specification, the faster you will get your results. Find out how to write excellent project specifications, including examples.
How do I evaluate proposals from developers?
Once you receive the proposals, consider the developer's track record, the quoted price, and the number of days until delivery. Ask developers for their Apify profile, where you can read what our customers have to say about them and see their current rating, number of reviews, and experience level. Typically, developers with higher ratings place higher bids. Also, shorter time-to-delivery commands a higher price.
What will the developed solution look like?
How much will it cost?
The setup of a custom web scraper or automation tool is, on average, 200-800 USD. The exact price depends on the complexity of the projects. Projects with more precise specifications are usually cheaper because the developers know exactly what needs to be developed. This one-time setup fee must be paid before the developers start their work. It can be paid using a credit card or PayPal.
Can I get a service-level agreement (SLA), custom NDA, or contract?
Looking for a fully-managed enterprise solution?
If you're looking for a web scraping or automation solution with ongoing development maintenance and monitoring, and covered by a service-level agreement (SLA), consider Apify Enterprise.