Frequently Asked Questions

What is Data Terns?

Data Terns is an online marketplace that provides a means for organisations requiring data(REQUESTERS) and local NGOs (EXPERTS) from around the globe to collaborate for mutual benefit. Individuals or businesses needing skilled help for short or long-term projects can either post those projects and allow experts to submit bids for the completion of the work.

A registered individual or a business needing skilled help from a local data expert in aiding the data collection process.

A data expert is someone having a suitable skill set and works for completing different organizations’ data requests.

This area shows the statistical numbers associated with your activity on Data Terns and has a list of tasks to remind you of actions needed to take (e.g., deliver an order, respond to a message, etc.).

If you are a data expert looking for work, go to the Browse Data Requests page and find a suitable project request. Before you start applying to projects, make sure that your profile is complete and updated.

Yes, it’s free to join Data Terns, complete your profile, search for work and create your own projects/requests. Our service fee is based on your earnings with each client.

Clients are looking for data experts with skill sets including copywriting, data mining, data analysis, etc. Find the work you’re looking for, in your desired location, on fixed-price and hourly contracts.

This section shows your account as viewed by other data experts and requesters. It includes your listings and reviews received from previous clients/requesters.

Data Terns provides a convenient and safe environment for data requesters and data experts around the world to conduct business. You can use the site to look for professional experts who can deliver the work you require, whether it be a short-term or long-term project.

Posting a request on Data Terns is free.

On the homepage, click on ‘Post a Request’ on the right side of the screen. Alternatively, you can click here to create a data request.

After a project is completed and the expert is paid the full amount of his or her winning bid (through Data Terns), you can write a review on the data expert’s profile.

No, for your safety, all payments are made through Data Terns. Data Terns will not be able to assist if you pay an expert outside the platform. If you are asked to use an alternative payment method, please report it to Customer Service immediately.

Data Terns charges a flat rate of 20% as platform fees from clients who hire experts through this platform. This means that for every transaction, the client pays 20% of the total value of the project to the marketplace as fees.