WE MAKE SKILLS WORK EVERYWHERE

Make money whenever and wherever with your skills

With our online marketplace, you’ll find assignments of Businesses from all kinds
of fields that are lining up to use your skills and expertise flexibly and remotely.

START WORKING FOR AMAZING BUSINESSES
WHAT IS BLACKBEAR

We make skills work everywhere

blackbear is the leading marketplace for people to work on short term assignments from businesses without being their employee.

You can make an income whenever and wherever you like, regardless of your location.

WHAT TO USE BLACKBEAR FOR

Four clear benefits

Unlimited access to
awesome clients

No longer rely on one income, we empower you to have multiple independent income streams with our roster of awesome clients.

Work flexibly and remotely as you like it the most

Put your skills to work instantly, rather than spending endless hours looking for clients.

Get paid for your delivery of work instead of hours

Time is your biggest asset, so you should be rewarded for managing it well by delivering quality in less time.

No paperwork, we take care of this for you

Find assignments on a global level without thinking of invoicing, administration or even a small hassle.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE WE ENABLE

Find assignments in different skill fields

Technology

Sustainability

IT

Logistics

Human Resources

Marketing

Finance

Sales

Customer Success

Innovation

DIFFERENT WAYS OF WORKING

Work flexibly and remotely

Solo

Work on your own

It's just you and the client. Work at your own pace side by side on a remote basis.

Together

Work with a partner

Pick someone else to collaborate with and work together for leveraged results.

Team Work with an amazing team Combine multiple skillsets to take on bigger assignments.
HOW IT WORKS

Every assignment has 7 Steps

Find your assignment

Take a look at the assignment dashboard and pick an assignment that suits your skills and interests.

Send your proposal

Explain why this assignment is suiting you perfectly, support it with a strong application and get selected.

Alignment meeting

You’ll meet your client remotely for the first time. They tell you everything you need to know, set their expectations and clarify anything that is unclear.

Draft meeting

In your second remote meeting with your client you discuss your progress and decide on how to progress.

Final meeting

You meet the client remotely for the last time to get feedback, finalise your deliverable(s) and complete the assignment.

Evaluation and rating

Your client will review the quality of your work and accordingly gives a rating. You’ll also review and rate your collaboration.

Payout

If everything went well and your rating has been provided, you’ll receive your payment within five working days after the day of the rating.

SOME AWESOME INSIGHTS

Why Solvers love our clients

Short deadlines

Assignment Deadlines

We enable you to work on 3-4 week deadlines. Shorter deadlines, faster payouts.

Always remote

On your current location

You’re not required to work on site at any client, we bring a full remote experience.

No fixed hours

Required or needed

You are in control of your time spent, meaning becoming independent of hourly commits.

€ 1,800

Avg. Payment per Assignment

You’ll get paid on the size of an Assignment and the quality of your delivery, not on hours.

BUSINESSES THAT WAIT FOR YOUR DELIVERABLES

Work for awesome global brands

International shipping container provider.

Internationally known service and technology company.

The No. 1 partner in cleaning.

The world's largest postal and logistics company.

Manufacturer of revolving doors and security gates.

A Japanese company specialised in electronic products and digital office solutions

The third largest health insurer of the Netherlands.

Internationally recognised company active in telecommunications.

Dutch governmental department tasked with maintaining livability and accessibility.

Largest purchasing cooperative of the Dutch healthcare.

Publicly traded company with activities in real estate, building, utility and infrastructure.

Global producer and supplier of high quality chemical products and services.

The biggest rental company of the Benelux specialised in machines and tools.

The marketplace for short-term assignments

Get to know the blackbear marketplace

Discover the suitable assignment(s) that are matching your skills.

Apply easily by sending your proposal in to be selected.

Review the budget for this assignment and decide if this suits you.

Find the deadline of delivery to determine if this suits you well.
Reviews

What our clients say about Solvers

Robin Meijer

Online Marketing Specialist | Bitcoin Meester

Completing our assignments together with blackbear and its Solvers has saved us a lot of work but overall gave us some refreshing new insights.

5.0
Aalsmeer, The Netherlands

Dennis Vorstenbos

Managing Director | Navetto

In the short period of time that we have been working with blackbear, we have received positive results. Neatly within the set deadlines and in accordance with our wishes. The most striking thing in my opinion is that in just one hour of asking questions, continuing to ask questions and checking assumptions, blackbear is able to write a profile for you of what your final assignment will be. I think that a sharp formulation a basis is for a successful assignment.

4.75
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

Paul Smeets

Chief Technology Officer | Cadac Group

There will always be things left over that you can't automate or that you simply don't get around to, and Blackbear has jumped into that gap for us. It is great to work with enthusiastic young people who often exceed our expectations.

5.0
Heerlen, The Netherlands

Diane van Dijk

Commercial Director | CSU

blackbear helps us complete assignments quickly with young professionals who provide surprising deliverables.

5.0
Uden, The Netherlands
BREAK LOOSE FROM HOURS

Get paid for what you deliver

You don’t work by the hour, you’re working to deliver results. Clients rate the quality of your deliverables, putting you in full control of your hours spent and income.  

Client Budget
Deliverable
Solver pay-out
BE PREFERRED BY CLIENTS

Become part of the very best

Deliver amazing work and become verified

Clients rely on your Skills, professionalism and delivery. Join the group that is trusted by global brands to work with them.

Solution deliverd by

Dave de Jong

Senior Data Analyst

Be a preferred Solver and get selected rapidly

Consistent quality gives proof of reliability. We add you to our unique recommended group of Solvers for Clients to work with.

Solution reviewed by

Michael Laston

CFO at Dito Payment

ARE YOU READY?

Start working on amazing assignments

Our marketplace is free and will stay this way. We want to enable you to make an income remotely without the hassle surrounding it.

Support

FAQ and contact

Do I have any obligations when I'll be using blackbear?

Our platform is open-ended. You can start and end your account whenever you like. We do not require Solvers to do an assignment within a certain time frame. Is there not a suitable assignment for you? Get in touch with us

Do I only get paid if I get a 5-star rating?

After handing in your Deliverable, it will be evaluated by the assignment owner. As a Solver, you will be paid based on your output. The submitted deliverable will be rated based on a 5-star rating. For every 0.5 star you get 10% of the reward. If you receive all 5 stars as a rating you will receive 100% of the amount to be earned. If you receive 4.5 stars as a rating you will receive 90% of the amount to be earned and so on.

Can I use blackbear everywhere in the world?

blackbear is expanding significantly. We are operating in a large number of countries and can be used there in the way we are supposed to. If you have trouble creating an account, please let us know so we can work on it.

How do I get selected for an assignment?

Once your profile is verified you can start looking for a suitable assignment. When you have found the one you can start with writing your first proposal. 

In your proposal you should answer the following questions:

Why are you the most suitable Solver to participate in this assignment?

What are your first ideas regarding this assignment?

After sending your proposal, your profile and proposal will be reviewed to be selected.

When do I have to upload my deliverable(s)?

When you are chosen to solve a assignment you have 12 days to upload your deliverable(s). If your deliverable(s) needs to be uploaded earlier or later, it will be specifically mentioned on the assignment page.

How do I get paid after a rating?

Once you have submitted your deliverable(s) and the client gave you a review you will be paid out to your credit card (US only for now) or your bank account automatically. The processing of this payment by your bank can take up to 5 business days.

How does it work with my tax return?

We send all the information regarding Solver earnings to the Dutch Tax Authority (Belastingdienst). The Dutch Tax Authority will share your blackbear earnings with the Tax Authority in your payout country. Important to know is that you don’t have an employer relationship with blackbear. When you live in The Netherlands the money you have earned through blackbear must be declared in your tax return under the heading ‘income from other work’ (inkomsten uit overig werk) in your annual tax return in May. When you live outside The Netherlands you need to include your blackbear earnings in your annual tax return in your payout country. For an overview of your earnings or when you have any questions, you can always reach us at: [email protected]

Barry Smitz

Community Manager

Don‘t hesitate to contact me. We‘ll respond in a timely manner.

DISCOVER OUR LIBRARY OF assignments

What Solvers do through our marketplace

Solvers have all kinds of skills in every field

Day-in-day-out we try to enable all kinds of Solvers from a big diversity of fields. You could find it hard to understand what’s part of the 600+ topics they work on, so find it out yourself.